More procrastinating - made a couple of felt boards last week.
One for a friend and one for the girls. Thought of waiting till
Christmas to present it to Emily and Jenna but they were
restless last weekend and needed a distraction.
So they got an early Christmas gift.
There are many different versions of felt boards to make
- some are plywood, some felt mounted in a wall frame,
some with no backing so they can be rolled up like mats,
and some even on pizza boxes (for travel). Ingenious!
Was too busy to make a tutorial, especially since there are
so many excellent ones on blogs everywhere,
but here's a quick description of what I did:
I used a 20" x 30" foam core board (1/4" thick) and sprayed one side with spray-on adhesive. Then I stuck on felt and left a 2" border to wrap around the other side. I sprayed adhesive on the other side, pressed the border down flat, then sprayed more adhesive over everything to attach a second color of felt, making a double sided board. This second piece of felt was bigger than the board, so I trimmed away the excess when it was dry. The edges and corners took a little UHU glue to ensure they really stayed stuck down.
So this board has a daytime side
and a night-time side.
Emily wanted to play Sunday School so here is Jonah
getting swallowed by a big fish, watched by a relieved
sailor on the boat he just left.
and here is the felt version of
Ms. Potato Head, Cyclops Princess.
If you make this and want ideas for felt cutouts,