Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rolling Felt Board

  • Full sheet of felt and fabric for the backing
  • Matching ribbon, approx 14" long
  • Sewing Machine (recommended)
  • Felt cut into 6 large squares, 4 small squares, 2 large circles, 5 small circles, 7 large triangles, 2 small triangles
  • 4 pattern cards

How to make the rolling felt board: 
  1. Place the fabric, good side facing up, then fold the ribbon in half and pin on top of the fabric, with the folded part sticking off the edge by about a quarter of an inch.
  2. Place the felt on top of the fabric and ribbon, and stitch around the rectangle, leaving a small space to turn it right-side-out.
  3. Turn the piece right-side-out and stitch up the open hole.
  4. Press the piece with an iron on the FABRIC side (not the felt side).

Use the felt board to practice colors and shapes; the pattern cards give examples of a boat, castle, truck and train that you can create with the shapes. Encourage your child to create his/her own pictures with the shapes. The pattern cards came from

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