Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Felt Board

Homemade Felt Board
I have a couple of friends who have made felt boards for their kiddos. I finally got around to making one for my daughters. (Well, it is mostly for the older one as the baby would just like to eat the felt.)
Homemade Felt Board
I used a foam board that I found at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. I then purchased one yard of the light blue felt and got a cute spool of ribbon. I wrapped the light blue felt around the foam board and hot glued it in place on the back. I then hot glued one long piece of ribbon to the top so the board can be hung on a door knob. (One of my friends also used a foam board but said she needed to add some extra support as it was bending. I am hope that since we will hang it, this will prevent it from bending.)
Homemade Felt Board
Then I dug through my felt stash and cut out hearts, the girls' names, a little girl with clothes and spring flowers. The other day Peanut and I added more colors to our felt stash. You can buy 8x11" sheets of felt for super cheap. I got mine at JoAnne's and I think they were $0.29 a sheet. We worked together to cut out more fun things for our felt board. (You are not allowed to make fun of my lack of artistic cutting skills!!!!)
Homemade Felt Board
Peanut cut out some happening shoes and bows for our little friends.
Homemade Felt Board
We made a rainbow to work on color recognition skills and an apple tree to work on counting .
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I foresee alot of fun with this little activity which is a great thing to pull out during baby sister's naptime. Easy, peasy and cheap!

7 comments:

Dani said...

Wow!! LOVE THIS!! What a great idea! I think I might stash this one away until Syd gets a little older and can help me cut stuff out(although she already loves to use her kid scissors.) Thank you. You are such a mama inspiration to me!

Oh, and by the way, your artistic skills are top notch. I am impressed!

Jessica said...

LOVE IT!!! I predict there will be felt board at our house in the near future!

artsy_momma said...

Cute!

jennwa said...

Fun felt board ideas. Great for my preschool class. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

I've said this before, but you are so talented. Yeah, Wade would love to eat the felt too.

KJ said...

Wow. It's beautiful! Great job. I hope it's okay, I'll be linking to this later today :)
http://thissweetlifeofours.blogspot.com/

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Super job! I have found that the little one doesn't care about my lack of artistic skills but she sure enjoys the fruits of my attempts - whatever they might be. Good for you for taking the plunge!