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DIY Baby Projects and Crafts

DIY Baby Projects and Crafts

May 28th 2024

Creating special moments with your baby doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. DIY baby projects and crafts are a wonderful way to bond with your child, stimulate their creativity, and make beautiful, personalized items. At Sam and Sab Baby Store, we love inspiring creativity and family fun, so we’ve compiled a list of delightful DIY baby projects and crafts that you can easily do at home.

1. Personalized Onesies

Materials Needed:

  • Plain white onesies
  • Fabric markers or fabric paint
  • Stencils (optional)


  1. Lay the onesie flat on a clean surface.
  2. Use fabric markers or paint to create fun designs. You can use stencils for more intricate patterns.
  3. Let the onesie dry completely before dressing your baby in it.

Why It’s Fun: Personalized onesies make great keepsakes and gifts. You can create onesies for special occasions, holidays, or just for everyday wear.

2. Handprint and Footprint Art

Materials Needed:

  • Non-toxic, washable paint
  • Canvas or thick paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Wet wipes for clean-up


  1. Spread the paint on a flat surface or use a paintbrush to apply it to your baby’s hand or foot.
  2. Press your baby’s hand or foot onto the canvas or paper to create a print.
  3. Let the print dry and add any additional decorations or labels.

Why It’s Fun: Handprint and footprint art captures precious moments of your baby’s growth. It’s a beautiful keepsake to treasure for years to come.

3. DIY Baby Mobile

Materials Needed:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • String or fishing line
  • Felt or lightweight fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread


  1. Cut out shapes from the felt or fabric. Popular choices include stars, clouds, animals, or hearts.
  2. Attach strings to the shapes and tie the other ends to the embroidery hoop.
  3. Hang the mobile securely above the crib, ensuring it’s out of your baby’s reach.

Why It’s Fun: A DIY mobile adds a personal touch to your baby’s nursery and provides visual stimulation for your little one.

4. Sensory Bottles

Materials Needed:

  • Clear plastic bottles
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter, beads, or small toys
  • Superglue (to secure the bottle caps)


  1. Fill the plastic bottles with water and add a few drops of food coloring.
  2. Add glitter, beads, or small toys to the bottles.
  3. Securely glue the bottle caps to prevent leaks and spills.

Why It’s Fun: Sensory bottles are great for visual and tactile stimulation. They can help calm your baby and are perfect for tummy time or car rides.

5. Fabric Blocks

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric scraps
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Stuffing (polyfill or similar)


  1. Cut the fabric into squares of equal size.
  2. Sew the squares together, leaving one side open for stuffing.
  3. Stuff the block with polyfill and sew the remaining side closed.

Why It’s Fun: Fabric blocks are soft, safe, and perfect for little hands to grasp and play with. You can use different textures and colors to make them even more engaging.

6. No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Materials Needed:

  • Fleece fabric (two pieces of equal size)
  • Scissors


  1. Lay the two pieces of fleece fabric on top of each other.
  2. Cut 4-inch slits around the edges, creating a fringe.
  3. Tie the fringes from the top piece to the bottom piece, securing the blanket together.

Why It’s Fun: A no-sew fleece blanket is cozy and perfect for snuggling. It’s a simple project that even older siblings can help with.

7. DIY Teething Ring

Materials Needed:

  • Wooden rings
  • Cotton fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread


  1. Cut the fabric into a rectangle and fold it in half lengthwise.
  2. Sew the edges together, leaving one end open.
  3. Turn the fabric right-side out and slide it through the wooden ring.
  4. Sew the open end closed.

Why It’s Fun: A DIY teething ring provides a safe and soothing option for your teething baby. You can use different fabrics to make it more attractive and comforting.


DIY baby projects and crafts are a fantastic way to engage with your baby and create lasting memories. Not only do they provide an opportunity for creative expression, but they also result in beautiful, personalized items that you and your baby will cherish. At Sam and Sab Baby Store, we believe in the magic of making things with love. Visit our store for all your crafting needs and get inspired to start your next DIY project today!