Who doesn’t love a little bushy-tailed creature right? Everyone! I knew it, our little ones seem to love animals and love to play dress up as them. I remember always wanting to be a cat, maybe because they get to sleep all day? Probably! But besides that, I am here to show you how to make a fox tail for your little ones. This method and shape can be adapted to make a number of other animals, just simply change up the colour and you have a new animal. Try black and white for a cat, stripes for a tiger or zebra and why not make in yellow for a lion?
Equipment And Materials
- Tape Measure
- Felt Squares/ felt – Amazon sells variety packs like this one, where each piece before postage works out at 27p or you can buy a variety pack for £5 from HobbyCraft or single A4 sheets for 55p.
- Cotton Tape – I bought a whole roll for future projects from Amazon. This makes is 13p per metre before postage.
- Sewing Machine – Optional
- Fabric Scissors
- Stuffing – Or use an old cushion to save buying one. You can usually find cushion infills for roughly £1-£3 in local markets and pound shops. Or Amazon has it for £4.90 for 250g.
- Cut the shape of your tail into the orange felt. Cut 2.
- Cut 2 scruffy like tail ends in white felt making sure you can overlap the white onto the orange felt.
- Sew together 1 orange felt tail with the white tail, repeat for the other side.
- Place together and sew together, you don’t need to turn through the felt as it does not fray.
- Stuff the tail with filling evenly.
- Cut a length of cotton tape enough to tie around the waist and fold in half.
- Place the fold in the centre of the top of the tail and pin into place.
- Sew the cotton tape across the top of the tail.
I would love to hear what exciting animal tails you have created and how your little ones liked them. Comment below and let me know how you got on.