felt boards


I hope everyone had a very Happy Easter weekend!

Now that Austin is a full-grown toddler, he's starting to show a lot of interest in drawing and crafts. How perfect because that is mommy's favorite thing to do.

For Easter Sunday, I wanted to plan an egg hunt for our little man without the candies and sweets. So I started thinking about the awesome felt board we picked up as a party favor by Crafting Community a few weeks back at Oh Joy + Land of Nod's launch party. I could not believe how Austin would just sit still for a solid half hour with these things, see here. That's when it hit me, how perfect it would be to stuff eggs with little felt shapes and after the hunt, the kiddies can build their own felt creations.

We invited our mommy friends, Jody and Sadaf, to join us with our first (annual?) egg hunt. I seriously could not have asked for a better morning. Everyone (including the mommies) had so much fun, searching for eggs and building some colorful art.

Here's a mini tutorial on how to make your own.

materials you'll need: 
  • 10" x 10" cardboard
  • 12" x 12" piece of felt
  • glue gun
  • school glue
  • scissors 
  • variety of colored shapes

  1. Gather your materials
  2. Spread the school glue on one side of the cardboard and press down into the large piece of felt
  3. Fold over the top and bottom edges of the felt over the board, adhere with the hot glue
  4. Using scissors, cut a slit of felt off each four corners about 1 inch from the right and left edges (shown in image above).
  5. Fold over the left and right sides and adhere with hot glue
  6. Once the hot glue is cooled down, you can place the different colored felt shapes on. 
(photos above by sadaf murad)

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