February 16, 2012

Homemade Felt Board

Here is another project I have done recently that I LOVE!!  Tanner loves it too. It gives him a space to practice his letter and numbers, which he loves.  Seriously I know it is a little freaky to have a not-even two year old know his alphabet and count up to 12 but the kid just likes it…weird.  I have a feeling his interest might go down just a tad.  He recently discovered Thomas and Friends and is OBSESSED.  Maybe I can make some Thomas Felt shapes…I’ll try.  Note: I decided to free hand it but I am sure there are plenty of stencils and silhouettes that can be found online then traced onto felt.

Front :DSC_0626

Back:  DSC_0623

1 piece of foam board

1 large piece of black felt

many sheets of multi colored felt

Hot Glue

Clothes pins



Hours of fun for under $10.  I would say this is perfect for 2-5 year olds.  Depending on the age of the kids, you can make different cut outs.  So far I have just done the letters and the farm.  Some ideas I have in the works are: Dinosaurs, Dress the Boy, Food and utensils, Face and parts, Counting sets (ex.1 ball, 2 trees, 3 apples, etc) and Fish/Under the Sea.  As I add more, I will just glue more clothes pins on the back to store the sets of felt.  Cheap, homemade AND organized!!  Love love and LOVE.

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea. Mabye I will try to do something like this over the weekend.