Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY Kid's Felt Board

I'm always trying to think of activities to keep my little man entertained.  He's at that age where he's starting to get into pretend play.  Something I remember from growing up was a felt board.  I thought this was the perfect way he could express his creativity and it could also be used for learning activities.

Not only is it pretty simple to make a felt board, but it is also pretty inexpensive too.


Supplies:

  • 16x20 Stretched Canvas
  • 25" of Heavy-Duty Felt (White)
  • Craft Felt
  • Craft Glue
  • Staple Gun/Staples

Spread the background felt out and put the canvas on top, face down.   Cut off the bottom, leaving plenty to fold over and staple to the canvas. 


Staple all around.  Fold the corners over to get a nice clean edge.





Flip it back around.  That's it!


Next make the fun stuff.

Like some grass...


Or some water...


Or a shark & a whale...


Or a farm...


Or some shapes...


I also want to make the alphabet and a few other fun animals, maybe a car or two.  So, what did the kiddo think?  I think it's a winner (although he's already gotten it pretty dirty.)



This project really was pretty quick.  It probably took me 1/2 hour to make everything.  Now, that's my kind of project.

So what about you guys?  Have any memories of the ol' felt board in your past?  Made one for your little ones?  What characters/fun items did you make?


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