I don't try to hide my age (I'm 30...ask my son. He tells everyone). But this may be dating me a bit. Growing up, my mom had this awesome flannel board. She used it to put up little pictures that went along with stories she told us. I decided mini flannel boards for my kids are a must-have. I'm envisioning everything from build a jack-o-lantern kits to tic-tac-toe games. Come back tomorrow to see our first flannel board project.
This was really so easy I shouldn't even be writing a tutorial about it. It took me about 15 minutes and cost less than $2.50 each to make. I only had to buy the white boards...I had everything else on hand. Look around--you probably do, too.
Here's what you'll need:
Fabric scraps: I used some white fleece, and some green flannel. The fleece is to build up the center of the board and make it flush with the frame. The flannel will wrap around the entire board. I had some left over from baby blankets...but I just realized I have so many little receiving blankets laying around. You could easily recycle one of those to cover a flannel board.
Hot glue gun, stapler (or staple gun), scissors, spray glue (optional).
Let's get started:
2. Cut a piece of flannel to go around the frame. Give yourself four inches of fabric on each side of the frame.
5. Glue the free hanging fabric down to the frame, fold and glue the corner of fabric so it fits flush with the frame. Repeat steps 3-5 with opposite side.
7. Finish stapling edges of fabric to the back of the frame.
Ta-Da! You're all done. Now start dreaming up activities and projects you can do with your new flannel board.
UPDATE: These boards were jus sitting out during a play date we hosted. They were a hit. And Bonus! Charlotte loved playing the same game the "big kids" did. I loved that there were no choking hazards or game pieces she could destroy.