If you’re one of my regular readers, you might remember our downstairs cardboard play area… When it got remodeled I wound up taking down the wall with the makeshift felt board I had hot glued to it…
Since the kids really liked playing with the felt pieces I had made, and my daughter LOVES playing with the felt dolls that I made to entertain the kids while driving on vacation, I really wanted to make a new (and better) felt board.
I had a couple cheap picture frames in the mess under our basement stairs. I decided they would make wonderful felt boards!
I assembled the necessary materials: picture frames, large pieces of felt (my husband had some industrial grade felt in the garage I washed to use for this project – I love using what’s on hand!), scissors, and hot glue gun.I started by taking apart the old frame. This one had a plastic cover, but if it has a glass cover, be sure to take the necessary precautions to protect little one’s fingers!
I cut the piece of felt to be approximately 1 inch larger than the frame’s cardboard on all sides. Then I cut out square notches at the corners.After cutting the felt accordingly, I used the hot glue gun to fold and glue the felt to the cardboard piece. Once the glue was set, I put the cardboard back into the frame, using the frame’s clips to hold it in place.
Since I had 2 identical frames, I made a second board so each of my little ones has their own felt board. They love to retell fairy tales using the pieces we had from the old felt board. I also made a few cars and trucks for Monkey…and a table and other accessories for Peanut to set up “house” for the felt dolls.
It’s quickly become a favorite activity for quiet time, and since they’re portable they can go in the car for long trips.
So there you have it, and quick and easy felt board to entertain little ones for hours!