Why is felt so freaking fun? If you enjoyed my easy DIY felt pieces, today's tutorial is just as easy (or easier). My toddler is really into babies right now, and she's also really into routines. She loves putting her baby down for naps, and I recently caught her wiping baby's bum with some baby wipes.
As cute as it was, we do NOT have the budget for daily diaper changes for all the baby dolls in the house. So I finally gave in and made these cute baby doll diapers. They took less than 15 minutes and are very cute.
DIY Baby Doll Diaper Steps
I feel like there shouldn't really even be steps for this because all you really do is cut them out and attach a piece of Velcro.
If you use felt, than you only need to attach Velcro to the diaper flaps and not to the actual diaper, because Velcro sticks to felt. This is the best way to go because then your child doesn't have to try to match up the Velcro circles.
You will want to fold your piece of felt in half and cut this shape out on the fold:
I just cut mine out and adjusted as needed, but if you want an actual template, you can find one here.
To make the diaper design, you can cut out a fabric strip and iron it to the felt diaper using Heat-N-Bond, or you can just buy printed felt sheets. You can see both versions in my picture. If you go with the fabric strip, just make sure it doesn't extend into the area where the velcro tabs will be, because they won't stick to normal fabric (just felt).
If your child insists on having wipes for their baby, you can cut out little white fabric squares, or you can use dried out wipes.
Voila! There you have it: DIY baby doll diapers. Easiest project ever.
Anyone else in a crafty/DIY mood lately? I think it's the sunshine lately. It gives me energy. 🙂
Do These Diapers Ever Need to Be Replaced?
You might be wondering if these diapers will last for the rest of your young kid's time playing with dolls, or if they'll need to be replaced at some point. Felt generally lasts for a while, so unless your kid continues to play with dolls for more than a couple of years they should hold up just fine.
The Velcro on these diapers may wear out after a lot of use. If that happens, simply replace the Velcro and continue using the same diaper. Of course, children can be messy. There's a good chance that something will get spilled on a diaper, sooner or later. If this happens, you may need to resort to making a new diaper. Felt can't be washed the way that regular clothes can!
As your child gets older, you can have them try their hand at making felt diapers if they want! Or, you can try using felt to make other clothes for the doll. Your kid will love being able to customize their doll and have control over what they wear. Plus, this is a great way to introduce your child to arts and crafts.
Because these felt diapers can last for a while, they're a great choice for a young child who may spend the next few years playing with dolls. Once your child has outgrown their doll phase, you can repurpose the diapers into a different craft or simply discard them. Make sure to take the Velcro off before discarding them; it can be used for other projects.