When I was a little girl, I remember sitting in Sunday School and watching as Jesus fed the five thousand, Peter walked on water and Noah built the ark.
Granted, this was all happening with a few well chosen felt characters and a read aloud from my Sunday School teacher. However, to a child with imagination, those felt characters were alive right in front of me.
It is memories of those felt boards which prompted me to figure out if I could make my own DIY felt board for my kiddos.
I am so blessed to be married to a man who can do it all. He builds, he cooks, he loves; he’s amazing!
He found an old piece of particle board (super cheap at the hardware stores) and used that as the foundation. I bought a large piece of felt fabric, it was actually on sale. After trying to decide the best way to attach the fabric, Greg finally decided on a stapler. I am sure you could also use a hot glue gun or something else, but for us, the staple worked best.
Yes, that is my husband’s hand AND foot. Don’t you wish I captured the full picture?
The final product is a smooth felt board for the kids to use.
I also cut out shapes, since that is the skill we have been working on lately. She takes the shapes of different colors and categorizes them on the board. She has also learned that she can stack them on top of each other.
Next project: Creating felt Bible characters. Any ideas on this one?