The Ultimate Party Craft: How to Make a Felt Birthday Cake

Celebrate all year long with a DIY felt play cake that makes a great at-home birthday craft that kids can decorate over and over again.

felt-cakeWhat you’ll need:

  • 3 Styrofoam disks
  • Sheets of felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Clothespins (for candles)
  • Velcro patches
  • Scissors



  1. Cover three tiers of Styrofoam disks with felt.
  2. Hand-stitch embroidery along the seams.
  3. Make cake decorations by cutting out different shapes and adornments from brightly coloured felt.
  4. Cover clothespins with felt to create the candles on top of the cake. Add flames to the candles.
  5. Attach the hook side of sticky-backed Velcro to the back of all decorations so they’ll stay in place but can easily be removed when it’s time to redecorate.


TIP: To make rosebuds cut an irregular circle (about four inches in diameter) from the left. Cut a haphazard spiral to the centre end, twist the felt spiral around itself ans secure with glue.

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