Here’s an idea for a cute baby gift or baby shower gift: a dino-shaped tag blanket. It’s easy to make, adorable, and something that new parents will be ultra grateful to receive!
Dinosaur Day is officially on June 1st! And Baby Day is…well, every day! Here’s a fun kids dinosaur blanket idea for babies and toddlers to celebrate Dino Day and every day.
Tag blankets are adorable, easy to make, and loved by babies and even toddlers. The soft main part is cozy and cuddly to rub on their cheeks or hug close while the tags offer sensory stimulation and the ability for very young children to do what they do best: fidget.
Today, I’m showing you a fun and easy project: we’re making a homemade tag blanket that happens to be in a dinosaur shape (it’s much easier to make than it may look!). Let’s jump right into how to make this great baby shower gift idea!
Supplies Needed To Make Baby Tag Blanket
Here’s what you’ll need to make this project. I have included links to help find some of the supplies you may need. Please note that some of the links below may be affiliate links which means that while you don’t pay any extra, I receive a small commission for this site.
- Minky fabric (in any color)
- Crinkle fabric
- Foam stabilizer
- Cricut Maker (click here to see why I prefer the Maker for projects like these)
- Sewing machine (click here to see the basic sewing machine I use)
- Cricut cut file (click here to open)
Step by Step Video Tutorial:
I thought this project would be a good one for a video tutorial. Watch it so you can follow along and see just how to make this baby tag blanket yourself!
How To Make A Baby Tag Blanket
If watching the video isn’t your jam or you missed some of the steps, I’m also including instructions. Just follow these steps to create your own dinosaur baby blanket.
Start by cutting all of your dinosaur pieces with your Cricut Maker. You can use the cut file I created by clicking here.
Don’t have a Cricut Maker? You can also freehand a dinosaur shape and cut with scissors. You will need 2 pieces from the minky fabric that are mirror images of one another and then, one additional from the foam stabilizer and the crinkle fabric.
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Then, cut bits of ribbon ranging in size from roughly 2-3 inches in length. Vary the lengths and types of ribbon you use. The goal is to offer different colors, textures, and lengths for the baby to fidget.
Fold the pieces of ribbon in half with the “good side” out and pin them along the dinosaur’s back. This is a great project for leftover and scrap ribbon pieces!
Sew one piece of the minky and the foam stabilizer together with the ribbons around the back. Use a zigzag stitch close to the edge so it holds well.
Then, put the good sides of the minky together and the crinkle fabric layered on top of that.
Use lots of pins to securely hold it together because that crinkle fabric is slick and can easily slip while you’re sewing.
Sew all the way around the dinosaur. Be sure to leave an opening at the bottom so that the tag blanket can be flipped the right way.
Flip the right side out so that the good side of the minky is facing out, the tags flare out away from the blanket, and the stitches are hidden.
Finally, sew all the way around the piece with coordinating thread.
By sewing over the ribbon pieces three times you are really securing them into place very well and ensuring they are safe for a baby.
Be sure to check each ribbon and make sure it is tightly secure before gifting!
When you sew this final time, turn the opening in and close it up as well.
Now your baby tag blanket is ready to give to any baby in your life!
I bet you can think of other shapes that will work with this same technique as well. There are SO many possibilities! The process would be virtually the same, and only the shape would differ.
Make a baby tag blanket for any baby on your gift giving list! You might also like this monster felt board!
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- Start by cutting all of your dinosaur pieces with your Cricut Maker. You can use the cut file I created by clicking here. Don’t have a Cricut Maker? Freehand a dinosaur shape and cut with scissors. You will need 2 pieces from the minky fabric that are mirror images of one another. Then one additional from the foam stabilizer and the crinkle fabric in the same shape and size.
- Then cut bits of ribbon and pin them around the dinosaur’s back. This is a great project for leftover and scrap ribbon pieces!
- Sew one piece of the minky fabric and the foam stabilizer together with the ribbons around the back. Use a zigzag stitch close to the edge.
- Then put the minky good sides together and the crinkle fabric on top of that.
- Pin together really well as this will be slick when sewing.
- Sew all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom. Turn right side out.
- Finally, sew all the way around the piece with color-coordinating thread. Sewing over the ribbon pieces three times ensures they are secure and safe for baby. Double-check each ribbon and make sure it is secure before gifting.
- When you sew this last time, fold the opening into the blanket and sew it closed.
- Now your baby tag blanket is ready to give to any baby in your life!
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