Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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.)
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.)
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!!!!)
Peanut cut out some happening shoes and bows for our little friends.
We made a rainbow to work on color recognition skills and an apple tree to work on counting .
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!