The Handmade Adventures of Captain Crafty has this free printable that makes into a hen and chicks lacing toy. This is one of those great kid activities to have tucked away in your bag for a last minute distraction.
Today's guest is Helen from the blog Curly Birds sharing one of their favorite books, Flotsam! You'll learn to make a felt board based on Flotsam but you can use this same method for any favorite book!
One of my girls’ favourite books is Flotsam by David Wiesner. Flotsam is a wordless picture book that tells a fantastical story as captured by an old underwater camera. A boy, who finds the camera washed ashore, develops the film and is amazed by what he sees…
To celebrate summer I created a children’s felt board based on Flotsam’s astonishing images of underwater wonder. It is a surprisingly simple project that can produce beautiful results.
To make the underwater creatures: 1. Draw (or trace) the images onto paper, 2. Pin and cut out the designs out of felt 3. Sew or glue the pieces together
To make the felt board: 1. Cut two pieces of felt 11”x8.5” and 10”x7.5” 2. Pin and sew 3 sides – leave the top side open to create a pocket to put the pieces in when not being used.
This summer we plan to create our own seashore adventures during a much anticipated drive up the California coast. And during the plane and car rides, my girls can use their new felt boards to invent all kinds of stories.
Curly Birds is a blog devoted to crafts for children and the art of play. The blog and small line of children’s play accessories are aptly named for sweet, curly-haired twin girls.
Thank you, Helen! To see the rest of the books and crafts in this series click the button below!