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First, I removed the backing using a flat screwdriver. The back of my frame was actually a sturdy type of particle board, rather than a cardboard backing.
Next, I cut my felt, leaving a little extra around the edges. This cut by the yard black Kunin Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt was so easy to work with.
Once I had the felt cut to the correct size, I took my project outside so I could spray the board and the felt with Aleene's Tacky Spray Adhesive.
I generously coated both the board and the felt with the Tacky Spray.
Then, I flipped the Kunin Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt onto the board and rubbed out any wrinkles.
You'll have to trim off any extra felt. I used scissors, but you could also use one of those fancy rotary fabric cutters.
The last step was placing the felt-covered board back into the frame. You won't need to insert the plastic front. Simply discard this, or save it for a future project.
And there you have it... a simple and affordable felt board perfect for retelling your favorite stories!
Of course, I couldn't just stop there! Now that I had my fancy felt board, I had to make some felt storyboards!
After I cut out each apple, I added a brown stem and green leaf using the same Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt™. The numbers are actually felt stickers that I got years ago from Joann's. I wanted the numbers so that we could use the apples with the story Ten Apples Up On Top! Plus, they'll be perfect for ordering the numbers and counting 1:1.
Then, I added eyes using some 3D fabric paint and a pencil eraser. Just squirt some paint onto a paper plate, dab the eraser into the paint, and press it onto the felt.
I hand drew the mouths using the same 3D fabric paint. This is about as much drawing as I can handle... LOL!
I think they are the cutest little ghosts, and they will be perfect for retelling the story Ten Timid Ghosts, as well as acting out the subtraction problems in the story!
I'm so excited for the kiddos to use these storyboard props! I also have a bunch of others that I inherited when I moved into my room. Both my old and new felt storyboards are going to make the perfect dramatic play center!
If you're looking to make any of these felt storyboards or any other felt projects, you can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt™; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart. Please inquire as to what is available in your area.
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