Fun with Felt #MummyMondays

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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  1. November 24, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    I think it would be sweet if you made a Christmas Tree or Nativity scene! I love felt boards, but I’m a dork when it comes to making them. I prefer to print things out, laminate them, then add felt to the back for play.

    Looking forward to checking out the rest of the entries. πŸ™‚

  2. November 24, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    I love this. I can remember playing with felt as a kid too. Spotlight is one of my favourite stores too, it’s one of those places you go with the best intentions of only buying one thing, and you then come away with a heap of extra stuff that you ‘must have’.

  3. November 25, 2013 / 2:40 am

    Love the versatility of felt! The stick figure idea is cute!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  4. November 25, 2013 / 3:25 am

    Eva that new profile pic of you is DIVINE! I love Spotlight, but haven’t been for awhile, well not for craft stuff since No.3 came along, just don’t seem to make the time! I reckon do a space one? Moon, stars etc! xx

  5. November 25, 2013 / 3:46 am

    I would love to have a Spotlight here. I used to love my felt boards as a kid and couldn’t find any when mine were little. Well done! πŸ™‚

  6. November 25, 2013 / 5:11 am

    I can get carried away at Spotlight too! It’s like a big candy store for me. I use felt pieces to make story boards too. And I like your idea of taking them along to keep the little ones busy. I might do that for our upcoming trip to keep my toddler occupied on the plane. We have 5 hours to kill!

    • November 25, 2013 / 10:38 am

      Spotlight to me is like a candy store to kids! But unfortunately I can get carried away and buy things I don’t end up using! Good luck for the trip!

  7. November 25, 2013 / 11:36 am

    My girls are just getting into felt boards, they have a farmyard one and a wizard of Oz one. I keep all the bits in a ziplock bag and they have two boards. Great idea to cut out your own shapes πŸ™‚

    • December 5, 2013 / 3:56 am

      Aren’t felt boards great? Little E is till learning how to use them, but he will eventually understand better. Yes, you can make a long list of shapes yourself!

  8. November 25, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Hi! I just discovered your blog from Pinterest and I’m ecstatic! So many great kids projects, ideas, etc.!! Thanks so much for the party:)

    Marisa @ Burlap and Bananas:)

    • December 5, 2013 / 3:57 am

      Hi Marisa, thanks for coming over and I”m so sorry I took so long to reply…the silly season is here! So glad you are enjoying the blog.

  9. November 25, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Very clever ideas. I wish my kids could play with things like this, they just end up losing bits!!

    • December 5, 2013 / 3:58 am

      Thanks Ann. I think the best thing about DIY felt is that if they lose a piece, it’s pretty easy to cut out a new one.