No-Sew Fleece Pillow
- Fleece material – plain or patterned
- Fiber Fill
- Scissors (for preparing the preschool pillow craft ahead of class time)
- Chalk (optional)
- Ruler (optional)
Using the fleece material and scissors, cut two identical shapes. You will want the shapes to be approximately 8" larger than what the finished pillow will be. This will allow for the fringe, which will be used to tie the sides.
As with all of the preschool pillow craft ideas mentioned in this article, it is wise to pre-cut the fringe for your preschoolers in preparation for the activity. For each pillow, you will cut fringe which is approximately 1" wide and 4" long. You may wish to use a ruler and chalk to section off the pieces before cutting – or use them to simply draw a line showing where you should stop cutting into the fabric.
Cut fringe along each side of the fabric – from top to bottom. The pillows are now ready for the students.
Demonstrate for the children how to tie a double-knot. This activity also provides terrific shoe-tying practice!
Instruct students to tie the pieces of fringe together, being careful to combine a top piece with a bottom pieces. Tell the students they should stop when they have 6 sets of fringe remaining.
When all is tied except for the remaining 6 sets of fringe, demonstrate to the students how they can fill their pillow with the Fiber Fill. Students may determine on their own if they wish to stuff their pillow with a lot of fill (for a stiffer pillow) or with minimal fill (for a squishier pillow.)
Once the stuffing has been added, students should tie the remaining pairs of fringe.
Now the pillows are complete!
These preschool pillow craft ideas pair nicely with your holiday activities! Besides the traditional circle, square or rectangle, you can try using a Christmas tree shape, a pumpkin shape, a star or a heart.