Felt Zoo Preparation

Sharing Saturday is still open and waiting for your child-oriented crafts and activities!

For Christmas we are giving Hazel a finished version of her zoo mat with a castle play mat on the other side. We also bought her the Melissa and Doug Castle Block Play Set. I wanted to make her some animals for her zoo, so I got started on them this weekend. I made her this adorable penguin. I got the free pattern at Nuno Life.
Zoo Play Mat Unfinished
I also made a lioness. I got the pattern from my Joan Russell book, The Woman's Day Book of Soft Toys & Dolls. It is out of print but you can buy used copies at Amazon. I will be making the male lion as well which is similar but has a mane. Are you making any Christmas gifts for your little ones?


  1. Just adorable, I can't wait to see the male, I bet the mane will look great. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  2. These are so cute! I have a bunch of patterns from Nuno Life bookmarked - I need to try making one of them. It's such an amazing site!

  3. Oh very sweet!!!
    I put up a needle felted star tutorial @ sharing Saturday :-)


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