Spotlight would have to be one of my favourite stores. I love walking the isles to see what materials I can use for fun crafts. A little while ago I came across good old versatile felt, in many different colours. I can remember playing with felt as a child and thinking how great it was because it actually stuck to itself. Remembering this, I created some themed felt boards for Elliott to play with and since I’ve made these, he loves to pull them out of the activity drawer quite often.
I purchased a few different coloured felt boards to form the sturdy backdrop and came up with a few different themes. I cut the shapes out freehand. For the lake and the sky, I used fabric glue to secure the felt to the felt board and all the other pieces remained loose.
|Boat on the lake|
|The house and apple tree|
|Boy & Girl Dress Ups (pardon my amateur stick people drawings)|
I love packing these into a busy bag for Elliott if we are going someplace where he needs to be entertained. I keep each individual board in its own snap-lock bag with its own pieces. Elliott loves the idea of being able to stick the pieces onto the felt board and it has helped him to learn about the different objects in each picture as to get his creative juices flowing.
What other felt board themes should I create? Any ideas?
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