As I discussed in, Geometry for Toddlers!, I decided to create a felt board for Arthur. I made some shapes previously but hadn’t finished the board itself. Well, the board is now complete! I am so excited! I chose an 18″ x 18″ canvas to use and covered it with grey felt. I used a hot glue gun to secure the felt. Here are some photos I took along the way:
As you can see, I trimmed the corners of the felt to allow for a smooth and low profile corner on the finished product. I chose to use an 18″ x 18″ canvas for its size and portability. It’s small enough and lightweight enough that Arthur will be able to move it around if he desires. I also like the fact that I can also choose to hang it on the wall and easily adjust the height as he grows. Here is the finished product from the front:
As you can tell, I used a dark grey for the background of the board. I had a really hard time choosing what color to use here. I initially wanted something bright and fun, but also something versatile. Yellow, for example is bright and fun, but doesn’t make the best background if we are using the board to talk about ocean animals. In the end, I chose this grey because it really allows the colors to pop.
I am looking forward to Christmas morning! I can’t wait to see Arthur begin to use his board. I may even find some more time to make some more fun felt pieces.
Have you used a felt board with your child? What were some of their favorite pieces? I look forward to hearing from you in the comments! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to click the LIKE button and follow us on social media. If you think someone in your life will enjoy reading this blog, please share it with them on social media.