Friday, January 23, 2009

Flannel Making Frenzy!

Here's a peek at the flannel board pieces I've been working on for the last week or so. These little guys were so much fun to make! I used Clip Art to print out templates in order to get the basic shapes down since I am so NOT able to draw freehand. I enjoyed embellishing them a bit to make them more colorful and expressive. I ran out of blue and green felt awhile ago and finally got around to getting some more at JoAnn's last week. This time I was so excited to find the eco felt (I think that's what it's called.) It's made from recycled plastic bottles. It's a little stiffer than the felt I'm used to using, but for this purpose stiffer is better. I used Tacky glue to bond the pieces together, but I've just discovered Felt glue (also at JoAnn's) and think I may need to give that a try. It looks less messy and it also dries clear.
We've since been reenacting a lot of Brown Bear, Brown Bear (but morphed into our own version based on the animals we have). J also plays with the pieces away from the flannel board -- driving the car on the floor, zooming the airplane through the air, and (my favorite) tucking an animal into his chest so that he can pet it, talk to it, and feed it. Fun fun!
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Cheryl said...

Very cute! I've been making up some more pieces in the last few days. It's so much fun! xx

Cat said...

Does J eat the googly eyes?

When Si was little, the back of our couch often served as a flannel board to his stories and creations. All of our flannel pieces got destroyed, slowly being chewed on, some even ingested, over the years. Last Big Clean we did of his room was when we finally threw out the remaining ones, stretched beyond recognition. I knew it was time to pitch them when Si said "what are those for, again?"

Amanda said...

I loooove these! How fun to someday make family flannels!

Beth said...

I am loaded up on felt and ready to go! Thank you to you and Cheryl for the inspiration to make some flannels for home.

Jenni said...

These are adorable. I love to look at them and can see why your little guy loves them, too!

katie said...


That's a funny story about Si! So far, J hasn't tried eating any googly eyes. :)