Easter Bunny Play Dough Kit

52 Weeks of Play Dough Kits


Welcome to a new series that’s all about having fun with play dough here at HeartFelt by Janell!  I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite tried and true play dough kits.  Every week I will be posting a new play dough kit right here on the blog.  If you are interested in seeing these every week, make sure you scroll down and subscribe!


Play dough is considered to be a part of something called sensory play.  Sensory play invites children to use all of their senses. It promotes sensory integration which is the ability of the body to combine and process all of the information it receives via the sensory procedures of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and vision. As children build, cut, flatten, and explore something like play dough they are learning about spatial concepts, pre-math concepts, language and vocabulary.  The best part about messy play is that it can actually be calming to children. It is an essential component to learning that encourages exploration and discovery through play.

So let’s get started, shall we?


  • White Play dough
  • Roller
  • Bunny cookie cutters
  • White pom poms
  • Pink beads
  • Googly eyes
  • Cutting utensil

Your child can create their own bunnies by flattening out the play dough, placing the bunny cookie cutter on the dough, and pressing it down.  Then, place the white pom pom on the tail, pink beads for the nose, and the eyes.  Your child can use the cutting utensil to carve out a mouth, or to make whiskers!

Thank you for checking this out!   I would love to see yours in action! Please, take pictures of your kit, and put them up on Instagram using the hashtag #playdoughkits.

Stay tuned for next week’s kit here on the blog!

Go follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see more stuff like this.

Human Body

—> [Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  In celebration of the start of school and Labor Day, I’ve put together a sale (20% off) on my Etsy Shop.] <—



A couple of years ago, I started coming up with ideas for making a human body out of felt.  I saw some on Etsy that were already put together, but they cost a fortune.  So, I started experimenting with felt to see if I could make something more cost efficient.  I’m excited to share this finished product with all of you, which can be yours for just $8 (supplies not included), normally $10, on my shop!

There are a total of 13 organs, and 15 bones in the pattern.


  • Bladder
  • Brain
  • Gallbladder
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Large Intestine
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Small Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Stomach/Esophagus

These organs are a part of 5 different systems that are shown below:



  • Skull
  • Humerus (2)
  • Radius/Ulna (2)
  • Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges (2)
  • Ribs
  • Pelvis and Spine
  • Femur (2)
  • Patella, Tibia, and Fibula (2)
  • Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges (2)

These bones are shown below:

s system

If you purchase a human body pattern, you will get an instant download.  There are 5 different files: Materials & Directions, Diagrams & Colors, Organ Templates 1, Organ Templates 2, and Bone Templates.  Once you download the zip file, you’ll be able to print each document and template to get started.

The material list is included, but you will have to purchase the supplies.  The cost of those materials was around $20 (Shopping at Michael’s and Joann Fabrics in Minnesota).  So total, this entire body will cost you less than $35 to make.  Such a great deal, right?

After purchasing your materials, you can start reading the directions, taking one step at a time.  When you get to the point of putting those parts together, I’ve got videos for you to watch on a Facebook group that I created specifically for people who purchase my felt body pattern.  The videos are informative and help you understand how everything goes together.  If you’ve purchased this pattern, go to the Felt Human Body Facebook group page, and ask to be a member.  I will accept your request, and you will be able to view the videos, post photos, and ask questions.

As you can see, this is a great way to teach your children/students about the human body. This felt body can be used by kids of all ages, and with older children, they can even help you create the body, bones, and organs.  Since the bones and organs are not glued onto the body, your child/student can place them where they go, or even put them on their own body!

This was such a fun thing to put together!  As a former preschool teacher with a degree in elementary education, I love finding new and exciting ways to teach important skills and subjects.  I hope that each of you who purchase this template will enjoy it to the fullest!








Welcome to HeartFelt by Janell!


Hello there!

I’m so happy you’re here! Thank you for coming to my little corner of the internet.  For all the newbies, my name is Janell.  I just turned thirty this year and thought it was high time I dipped my feet into this new adventure of creating and selling handmade items.

  I’ve always loved working with felt.  It’s such an easy item to manipulate, It’s also durable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.  About four years ago I started making felt food for my daughter’s toy kitchen, as well as baby mobiles for friends and family.  After a while I had a lot of people suggest that I open a shop.  So that’s what I’m doing!

In celebration of launching both the HeartFelt by Janell blog and etsy shop, I am hosting a giveaway.



About the Shop

My shop offers a wide variety of beautifully unique handmade items made of felt from my home to yours.

The items that will be available for purchase after August 1st the following felt foods (salad, eggs, whole wheat noodles, and multicolored noodles).

During Labor Day weekend I will be adding a life size human body template (complete with instructions, templates, and a material list) to the shop.  It’s a great way to teach young children about the human body!  So if you’re a teacher or a homeschool parent, this template would be a great addition to your classroom/home.

(Below is a picture of what it will look like once completed)


Before Christmas I’ll be adding custom cake toppers, custom baby mobiles, embroidery frames, and banners to the shop.  So, stay tuned!

About the Blog

This blog will just be an extension of the shop, where I’ll be sharing some fun kid’s activities, free printables, encouragement for teachers and parents, and much more.  As a former preschool teacher, and someone with a degree in elementary education, I love all things learning!  My goal is to build a community of like-minded people that care about education, and create new ways to help parents and teachers build upon their child’s love of discovery.

I’m so excited to finally be jumping in and I want to thank each and every one of you for helping me make these dreams a reality!

Giveaway Item: Felt Salad


This salad is made completely out of felt (wool/synthetic blend) and all handmade.  The four ingredients in this salad are spinach leaves, pecans, green apple slices, and red apple slices.  It contains twenty-five (25) spinach leaves, six (6) pecans, three (3) green apple slices, and three (3) red apple slices.


Start: 12am (Central Time) on Tuesday August 1st 2017

End: 12am (Central Time) on Sunday August 6th 2017


The Basics

There will be four (4) total entry requirements.  All four are mandatory in order to enter the giveaway.  You will be asked to follow my social media and this blog, as well as following three other wonderful bloggers on Instagram.

1.       Follow HeartFelt by Janell on Instagram, Facebook, and WordPress


You already got to know me a little bit, so I’m just going to leave my Etsy Shop link right here.

2.       Follow Keri Lynn Snyder on Instagram

Headshot-2Keri is a wonderful writer with some wonderful ideas to help moms thrive instead of survive motherhood.  You can go check her website out here.

3.       Follow It Is Well With Her Soul on Instagram


If you are looking for day-to-day encouragement, this is the blog for you!  Misty is an author over at It is Well With Her Soul with her sister Tisha.

4.       Follow Deedle And Bug Go To School on Instagram

IMG_6482Michelle is the author and creator of Deedle and Bug go to School, which is a one-stop-shop for homeschooling parents.  She offers a look into the curriculum, lessons, resources, and methods that take place in her homeschooling journey.


So without further ado, here we go!

Click the link below to enter.


Felt Salad Giveaway




HeartFelt by Janell is offering a prize to one randomly drawn individuals who enter during the entry period. See the linked announcement for prize details and the number of winners. Winners will be notified by HeartFelt by Janell typically within twenty-four (24) hours of the drawing’s entry ending time. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by HeartFelt by Janell, and if you are a winner, HeartFelt by Janell will use the shipping address you select for the promotion to fulfill your prize. A prize is typically shipped within two to three days of the drawing’s entry ending time.

The odds of being selected as a winner depend on the number of entries received.

You must be the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state or jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. You must follow HeartFelt by Janell on Facebook/Instagram/WordPress in order to enter. Limit one entry per person and household.

HeartFelt by Janell reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time.

By entering the promotion, you agree that HeartFelt by Janell, and each of their respective affiliates, will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against any liability or loss, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, for all matters related to your acceptance, possession, experience with, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the promotion.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this promotion will be treated in accordance with these Giveaway Terms and Conditions.

HeartFelt by Janell Giveaway Terms & Conditions


By entering a HeartFelt by Janell Felt Salad Giveaway (each, a “Sweepstakes”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

Eligibility. Open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry.

Sponsor. The Sponsor is the individual or entity offering the Sweepstakes on the Sweepstakes Landing Page. Neither Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul  nor any of its affiliates is a sponsor of the Sweepstakes.

Prize(s) and Winner Selection Method. The Sponsor will award a prize to one individual who enters at the Sweepstakes point of entry (“Sweepstakes blog post”) using the selection method identified below. The Sweepstakes blog post will specify the Sponsor, prize, approximate retail value, and when each Sweepstakes begins and ends (which may be sooner than the end dates and times provided depending on the available supply of prizes). Entrants who submit an eligible entry will be selected randomly to be potential winner(s). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

You must follow HeartFelt by Janell on Instagram, Facebook, and WordPress to enter or receive a prize. Limit one entry per person and household. Prizes will be fulfilled by the Sponsor and delivered by the Sponsor.

Each prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash.

How to Enter. On the HeartFelt by Janell website, confirm you have a U.S. address and follow the entry form instructions. If you are a winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you as well as a notice that the prize has been shipped.

Additional Terms. Sponsor, together with Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul, reserves the right to modify or cancel a Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor and Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor, together with Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul, may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with a Sweepstakes; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter a Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account.

No greater than the number of prizes stated on the Sweepstakes blog post will be awarded. If any errors occur in the selection of a potential winner, or if more prizes are claimed than specified, Sponsor or Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul may award the prize(s) by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. All prizes made available for a Sweepstakes may not be awarded in the event Sponsor or Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries for an applicable Sweepstakes.

Miscellaneous. Each Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Sponsor, Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes (all aforementioned parties are collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.

You agree that Sponsor’s decisions related to each Sweepstakes and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in a Sweepstakes, Sponsor, Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul may use the winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Sponsor, Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Terms & Conditions.