Welcome to the first Made with Love Link Party and my Winter getting dressed felt board made with love. This year one I am working with him on his personal/social skills and getting dressed is one of the main ones especially with the Potty Training going on at the moment.
So in the process to get him used to getting dressed we have brought a sticker book which he is loving sticking the clothes on the children for the different scenario’s but gets very frustrated as he then can’t get them dressed again and again so I decided to make a felt board for him (I remember Fuzzy felt from my childhood and loved them so much).
The felt board is very easy to made – much to Rainy Day Dad’s amazement (he helped with the cutting out of the clothes) and involve no sewing at all – again much to RDD’s joy as he didn’t have to do any furniture moving to get the sewing machine out.
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What you need
A piece of thick cardboard cut to the size you want (Slightly smaller than an A4 sheet of felt in my case)
Felt in various different colours
How do you do it
Cut a piece of cardboard to smaller than your felt and then cover with glue. Place your felt on top so that there is a border of felt all the way around. fold this over and glue in place – I found it easier if I cut the corners off so that it folded flat. To help it stick I then placed it between two very heavy books to dry.
To create J the little person I drew a person on a scrap of cardboard (it’s important to have the template so that you can make sure that all of the clothes fit!) and then traced around it onto my most flesh like coloured felt.
I then cut out pieces of clothing by tracing around the person in the part that the clothes will cover and then cutting out. I made some big boy underpants, a vest, trousers, t-shirt, sweater, shoes, wellington boots, parka, hat, mittens and a scarf (the scarf hasn’t worked out very well so need some inspiration of what to do there – anyone have any suggestions please put in the comments).
Here’s J playing with the felt board today – I’ve got loads of other ideas to make for boards to help J and T have fun.
Made with Love Linky
Now for the Made with Love linky if you have anything that you have made – small or big – for children, for your home, for yourself, a gift for someone else, something that you’ve baked then please link below. It would be great to mention that you have linked up with Rainy Day Mum on the post, if you would also like to take our Made with Love badge then it can be found in my sidebar.