Make a fuzzy felt board – toddler activities?

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I spotted this fuzzy felt set in Waitrose a couple of weeks ago and immediately Toddler H was telling me everything she could see. I did a quick Pinterest search and discovered there’s nothing special about it… So here’s how I made my own

5 steps to make a Fuzzy Felt Board

Supplies:

Canvas or board

A few packs of felt (I used these packs from Home Bargains which were 89p for 8 coloured sheets)

Glue (mine’s from Hobbycraft and I use it for everything from decopatch to card making)

Scissors 

 

supplies to make a fuzzy felt style board

supplies to make a felt board (iI used a canvas I’d previously painted)

What to do…

1.  Choose your layout, play with your sheets of felt and see what fits

2.  Cut your felt backing, if doing land and sky I like to put the sky down first and allow 1-2cm extra so there is a small overlap for the grass. Mine is very simple with just a wavy line cut for the green grass to sit on top of the sky layer. The pond then sits on top of the green grass as I added it later.

3.  Apply the glue generously so it sticks well, but not too much!

4.  Cut out large squares for houses, small for windows and a rectangle for the door. Cut a triangle for the roof.

5.  I also cut some clouds and a sun for the sky. Then added more items, trees, a pond (mine is made in two parts: I just cut a curve in the blue and for the other side used the piece leftover from the sky), a duck and fish, and some birds for the sky.
The nice thing about making this from scratch yourself is you can choose the colours you want, and include objects your little one likes (mine loves doors and ducks). I gave Toddler H the choice of colours for the doors and the second house. In future I plan to let her choose new car colours and make a few more designs: underwater and people, as well as one for learning numbers.

I did read a good tip to use the rough side of a scourer to bring up the fibres of the felt if it doesn’t stick very well. However I haven’t needed to do this as the Home Bargains felt is very ‘sticky’. I did use some dark green for the trees from my Hobbycraft stash and it didn’t stuck as well it felt softer and is probably just a bit worn and soft opposed to sticky.

If you do make your own, please tag me so I can see your creations!

Lynne

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21 Comments

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    Briony
    August 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I used to LOVE fuzzy felt. Love that you made your own!

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      newmummy
      August 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you! It was easy really, I now have to find time to make the other ideas amount my half finished projects x

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    Squirmy Popple
    August 1, 2016 at 11:17 am

    What a cute idea! I think the Popple may be a little bit young for it still at 13 months, but I’d love to try this with her when she’s older. #bigpinklink
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      newmummy
      August 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Yes! Definitely give it a go x

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    This Mum's Life
    August 3, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    What a great idea to make one yourself! And I’m sure the one from waitrose probably cost a fortune anyway!! I’m really trying to get my boys into crafts, and this seems right up their street, and with very little mess factor too-bonus!! I’ll have to give it a go, you’ve made it look very straightforward here!!
    Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink
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    [email protected]
    August 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I love this idea I have to do this – I have pinned for future use and have so many ideas for variations on this. Thank you so much for sharing #bigpinklink
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    Suzanne
    August 8, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Wow – I’d forgotten Fuzzy Felts was even a thing. My daughter would love this – I can’t wait to give it a try. Good tip about the scourer too. #KCACOLS

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    Madeline (This Glorious Life)
    August 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    That looks so good! I did a mini version a few years ago for my son, when I clearly had more time, and made up some busy bags for him. Might have to give this big version a go though, I think my daughter would love it. x #KCACOLS
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      newmummy
      August 10, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      It’s so easy to use as it’s big, good luck x

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    Tori @ The Mama Nurse
    August 9, 2016 at 3:32 am

    This looks like a lovely craft idea, and actually something I could accomplish (which says a lot since crafting is not my thing). Thanks for sharing!
    #KCACOLS
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    laura dove
    August 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    I loved fuzzy felt when I was a child! My girls would love to make these and I’m sure would spend hours playing with them! What a really lovely idea, going to give these a go when we can schedule a trip to HobbyCraft! Thanks for sharing! #TheBabyFormula
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    Geraldine
    August 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Great idea! My sister made one of these for our little girl and she loves it. Your tutorial is great #KCACOLS

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    Karen - Twicemicrowaved tea
    August 11, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I loved Fuzzy Felt when I was little too, and this looks like something I could manage to make! Such a good idea to make it yourself so you can include things that your child likes. Thanks for the step by step guide! #thebabyformula

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    Bridie By The Sea
    August 11, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    This is such a fab idea – my little one would love this and your tutorial is so helpful. Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS hope you come back again next Sunday! x
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    One Messy Mama
    August 12, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Very cute idea! #KCACOLS
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    the frenchie mummy
    August 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Great instructions! Even I get it and god knows that I am rubbish with this kind of things… #thebabyformula
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    Someone's Mum (Danielle)
    August 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Oh this is a really cool idea. I loved fuzzy felt as a kid and I am quite creative so would actually love making shapes for them to use! #KCACOLS

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    Sarah - Arthurwears (@arthurwears)
    August 12, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    This totally brings back memories! i used to love fuzzy felts as a child!! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!
    (PS – your comment box seems to be in a dofferent place on both of your posts and I found it really hard to actually find it to leave you a comment…..probably doesnt help that I had about 4 hours sleep last night, but still – thought id give you the feedback) x
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      newmummy
      August 13, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Oh! It shouldn’t be, I’ve not changed anything…. I’ll have a look into it (and then get hubby on the case!!), thanks.

      So did I, and it’s so therapeutic now, especially tidying up! ? xx

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