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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Kid's Craft! DIY Felt Board For Spring

I was inspired by this post a few months ago, so on our last IKEA trip, I picked up a black NYTTJA frame to make Zephyr a felt board.  I also got a yard of teal felt from Jo-Ann's (seriously, there's enough here for at least 8 boards, kind of overkill on my part) for the backing.  

While she was asleep, I glued the felt to the cardboard backing that came with the frame, and then I got to cutting out shapes!  I decided to do an assortment of flowers, stems, and grass; and then threw in a butterfly just because.  (She also loves ladybugs, maybe I'll make one of those too.)

 Some other ideas I came up with: 

I'm attempting to store all of the pieces in a large plastic bag, we'll see how it goes!

The only trouble I've had so far is that she likes to push the board out of the frame.  Maybe I should secure it to something? Like the side of her octagon/play yard?  Or use a pile of duct tape on the back? I was avoiding that because I'd like to be able to change the color of the backing in the future, but maybe I'll just have to buy more than one frame.  She does really like playing with it though!  Next felt shapes? These ones, I think! :)

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