Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Marguerite's Felt Board

We took a break from the playhouse project (although it's really already done) to work on another one. Here's Marguerite's homemade felt board.

I had scraps of felt, but they were at my parents' house and were consequently lost/damaged in the flood. I had this felt paper. I cut out a portion of the box Marguerite's restaurant set came in for the board part. I then wrapped it with the felt paper. It's not as effective as the cloth, but things still stuck to it. Felt on felt worked, of course, but the most effective was gauze. For figures, Marguerite and I cut out pictures or drew and colored them ourselves (actually, she more of just dictated which figure to draw, but she was cutting and coloring away with me). We glued the non-stiff figures onto this week's cereal box. We then glued pieces of gauze on the figures' dorsal side. Pieces of thread might come off, so glue really well, lol.

Marguerite's having fun with the thing. She won't let me tell a story using it though.


Zaidat said...

That is so cute. I should do a project like this with my kiddos.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Zaidat. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the idea. :)

Vera said...

Wow you really are so creative and it's nice that you have projects like this one with your daughter. :) How do you the figures to stick to the board?

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Vera :) I used gauze, although felt also works. I think I'll be using flannel bits for the other figures.