Felt Trucks: Template and Tutorial

Felt Trucks Template and Tutorial

Felt Trucks Template and Tutorial This was a special request project! My little guy asked me to make him something (I guess one too many sister projects!). When I asked him what he wanted he requested trucks! That’s what I get for asking.

So I took this as an opportunity to make a quick felt board. We haven’t done a felt project yet, and I’ve seen some tempting projects. To make it even better, I had felt on hand.

ย Felt Cars

He picked out his favorite trucks and I whipped out some drawings. I’m including copies for you. I used a straight edge, but these are freehand. They worked great for us! Here is the Dump Truck, Bulldozer, Tanker/Semi

We made copies and I scanned in pictures. The printer is a huge source of entertainment in our house. Check this out, guys, pictures are coming out of this thing!

He picked what color he wanted the felt cars to be- the cat got in on the action too!

felt carsFrom here I chopped up my pieces to use as templates. Save time by stacking up your wheels and cutting them all at once (they are all the same size).

Now it’s up to you. I know for my almost-three-year-old, craft glue was not going to cut it. He feels the need to try and pull things apart. So I chose to sew mine together.

Don’t judge my stitching too harshly… I had a toddler clinging to my elbow while I did this, BEGGING me to hand them over. Needless to say, I zipped these out super fast. Even with careful stitching, though, this is a fast project.

Use our templates or make your own. These are fast and easy, and now all you need is a felt board!

Felt CarsUnexpected benefit: this turned into a fun educational activity! All on his own he got out his trucks and started showing me ‘big’ and ‘small’ย  with the felt cars, counting wheels, and talking colors. I felt like I had found the super toy!

Do you have a favorite felt board project? I would love to see it! Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Nicole@Show Off Friday August 18, 2012, 2:35 pm

    That is really cute!
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    • onceuponasewingmachine August 18, 2012, 2:53 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sarah August 20, 2012, 1:47 pm

    These are precious. I simply love them.

    If you get a chance come link up your tutorial at my Pin Party.


    • onceuponasewingmachine August 20, 2012, 2:01 pm

      Thanks for the invite I would love to link up!

  • Erin August 20, 2012, 5:55 pm

    These are really fun! There are so many possibilities…busy bags, road trip entertainment…I’ve got to figure out how to make a portable felt board! We’re going on a road trip in October, I think these would be great! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial and templates.
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    • onceuponasewingmachine August 20, 2012, 6:40 pm

      Brownie pan! I have a covered pan in the car for road trips. I had back bags of different toys to hand back. Matchbox cars, coloring stuff, magnets he uses it like a portable desk. Zip a piece of elastic around the outside of a felt rectangle and pop it over your pan! I think it would work!

  • Anu Ganesh August 20, 2012, 7:11 pm

    Too cute! Thanks for the templates ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • onceuponasewingmachine August 20, 2012, 8:40 pm


  • six sisters August 21, 2012, 9:49 pm

    This is so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial. Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We loved having you and hope you will come back soon! -The Sisters

    • onceuponasewingmachine August 21, 2012, 10:28 pm

      Thanks for hosting!

  • Tracey August 22, 2012, 2:18 pm

    Those are so cute! What a great idea. I would love for you to share this on our made for or by kids linky http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/2012/08/we-made-that-linky-1.html

    • onceuponasewingmachine August 22, 2012, 3:02 pm

      Thanks We have lots of car inspiration around here!

  • Michelle August 23, 2012, 4:22 pm

    This will be so perfect for my preschool boys. They are very into trucks.
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    • onceuponasewingmachine August 23, 2012, 9:08 pm

      Boys and trucks! I swear it’s genetic ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Noreen August 29, 2012, 4:28 pm

    Great idea for little guys – boys just love vehicles of all kinds!
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    • onceuponasewingmachine August 29, 2012, 9:01 pm

      They really do! If it has wheels it’s a win!

  • Fun Family Crafts September 6, 2012, 7:59 am

    Just stopping by to let you know that we have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them ๐Ÿ™‚ If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.
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    • onceuponasewingmachine September 6, 2012, 1:49 pm

      Thanks so much for the feature!

  • Rebecca Owen September 14, 2012, 3:26 am

    i always appreciate a good boys project!

    • onceuponasewingmachine September 14, 2012, 7:47 am

      I know the boys tend to get fewer post out here in blogland! Hoping to be working on some more boy projects coming up.

  • nancy March 18, 2013, 11:15 pm

    I must make this! I must! I have had such a fun time reading through your archives. Please, come link some of these projects up at my at my oldie’s party–a link party especially for those old projects that we have nearly forgotten about! Here’s the link: http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/03/an-oldie-but-goodie-10.html.
    PS–I am pinning this…and pulling out the felt tomorrow!

    • onceuponasewingmachine March 19, 2013, 2:35 pm

      My kids still like to play with these! Thanks for the invite.

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