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Handmade & DIY Easter: Plush Cotton & Soft Wooden Toys for Baby's 1st Easter
There’s just something about Easter that beckons to handmade outfits and toys. I remember as a little girl receiving a new outfit that my mom had sewn and a special, heirloom-worthy toy to treasure for years. (As well as the chocolate. Oh, the chocolate.)
Since giving little babies chocolate (but you will let your toddlers have a wee taste, won’t you?) and candy probably isn’t a good idea, what else are we to do besides bestow upon them something warm, something soft, something unique and lovely?
Made with love by you or one of the featured artisan’s in this round-up, I am sure you’ll find something perfect for your own little one’s 1st (or 2nd, or 3rd, or…) Easter!
Something for everyone...
Whether you are an avid crafter or simply a lover of the quality and beauty that comes with buying handmade – this round-up is for you!
DIY: Bunny Hand Puppets
A quick little project that you can whip off for all ages of babies and toddlers to enjoy!
Get the easy tutorial via The Purl Bee
Wooden Camera Inspired by Instagram
Beautifully designed and handmade from sustainable wood, cork, and leather, I love the nostalgic appeal this toy has. IG lovers (addicted?) rejoice.
Find it via Twig Creative
DIY: Pet Bunny Pillows
Really cute and really easy! Great for all ages as you can see.
Get the simple tutorial via Go Make Me
Heirloom Cloth Doll...
Without the price-tag! Choose your own fabrics, skin hue, hair colour and style – you name it. Love the detailing on these beauties and the outfits!
Custom order your own via Kra Kra Craft
DIY: Amigurumi Crochet Native Dollie
For those who can do this style of crochet – have fun! I ADORE this doll and wish I could make this!
Get the pattern via Eureeka’s Window
Choose your own! Lovely characterization and detailing on these cuties.
Choose one via Kra Kra Craft
DIY: Fuzzy Easter Chicks & Mini Eggs
Make these sweet collectibles for your little ones to pul out and enjoy year after year! (I like putting away special holiday themed toys and taking them back out to enjoy during that special time!)
Get the knitting patterns and tutorials via The Purl Bee
Hand Embroidered Rag Doll (& Co.)
I had to include this picture of ‘Molly Dolly Tamsin Tangerine’, with her friends. The listing doesn’t include them all, but I’m such a fan of this artisan’s work! Any one of her cloth creations would be a lovely choice for Easter!
Give one a home via Jess Quinn Small Art
DIY: Linen Bunnies
Soft, simple and sweet – the perfect gift to make your little newborn for their 1st Easter!
Get the easy tutorial via Finley & Oliver
This felt mini soft sculpture, had me at hello!
Choose your own via Jess Quinn Small Art
DIY: Bunny Goodie Bags
So cute! Put some home-made treats or a game in here and watch their faces light up with joy.
Get the simple tutorial via Probably Actually
Organic Jersey Cotton Bear
This lavender and poly filled comfort toy would make a lovely sleep-time pal.
Find one via Moon &Sparrow
DIY: Felt Fuit Set
A great project for beginners, wait till you see the other PDF tutes and kits available in this shop! You will find yourself drooling over fruit food and adorable play scenes.
Get the PDF pattern and instructions via Fairy Fox
2013 Easter Egg Teether Toy (Personalized)
Made of maple wood, this sweet little teether can also be made as a shaker (just convo the seller), and makes the perfect addition to any Easter basket!
Find it via Little Alouette
Carlos The Bear
This dapper, starry eyed dreamer hails all the way from Germany and I am seriously in L O V E.
Custom order your own via Marina R of Brush Blues
DIY: Cloth Vegetables
So unique! Oh my word, who would ever thought that rutabagas and eggplant could look so darling? Great for grasping and little mouths to gnaw on, as well as kitchen / garden role-play for older babies and toddlers!
Get the patterns and instructions via Twisted Yarn’s feature on Sew Hip
Felted Wool Jingle Ball
This chick! So cute! Little ones love balls, especially those that jingle and are as adorable and tactile as these.
Order your own via Asher Jasper
DIY: Big Cuddly Bunny
I’ve shared this one before and I want to make it SO BAD, but I have yet to hone in on my knitting skills to be able to make this. You however, dear reader – may have just the skills needed!
Get the knitting pattern and instructions via The Purl Bee
This cute and cuddly felt rainbow is so charming and would make the perfect addition to your wee one’s collection this time of year. Bring on the spring!
Find it via The Rainbow Room
DIY: Betsy & Basil Bunny Softies
Cute little heffers! Cute little heffers!
Get the PDF sewing pattern via Retro Mama
Wooden Heritage Easter Eggs
They look real, right? This set of eco-friendly Waldorf inspired toys are great for all ages!
Choose your own set via Imagination Kids
One for The Boys..
Or the girls, whatever. I firmly believe that little ones should be encouraged away from ‘gender-specific type toys’. (What is that even?) This little fella is so dapper!
Get the PDF sewing pattern via Retro Mama
So many gorgeous and fun Easter woolies to choose from! Ack!
Choose your own via Asher Jasper
DIY: Big White Rabbit!
Big enough for a full body cuddle fest, fitting perfectly under a tot’s arm to take along to tea-parties and car races.
Get the pattern via Emily Ivey on Ravelry
Coco the Plush Woodland Bunny
Choose your own style of bunny, there are so many adorable ones to choose from in this shop!
Make one your own via Sleepy King
DIY: Marshmallow Peeps!
I know, I know. Amazing. (And so easy to make!)
Get the tutorial via Dandelions and Lace
Wooden Easter Bunny Toy
Meet Bonnie, (my sister’s name!) all ready to zoom around for some fun!
Find her via Imagination Kids
DIY: Fat Birdy
This is an instant Download for a crochet pattern and promises instant kisses and cuddles for Easter!
Get the PDF pattern via Mama Chee
Knit White Easter Bunny
Plump and cozy! Featuring vintage fabrics and embroidery detailing, with an adorable pom-pom tail!
Choose your own via Precious Knits
Made of organic wood, this soft, smooth baby rattle and teether makes the perfect gift for tender little hands and mouths.
Choose your own via Manzanita Kids
DIY: Plump Linen Bunnies & Co.
Choose from any one of these adorable, soft and natural Easter plushies or make them a few!
Get the video tutorial and instructions via Petit Poulou
Cast of Animal Hand Puppets
Another great gift idea for little babies right on into toddler-hood!
Get the trio via Nhocchi