An easy and inexpensive way to make your own felt or flannel board set. Great for educational storytelling.
* Felt or Flannel material in your choice of color 1-inch larger on all sides of your board. One yard should be more than enough for this project. Darker backgrounds make felt pieces stand out. Blue (sky) or Green (grass) also work well.
* Board in the size you would like your completed felt/flannel board to be. There are several options for material choices:
Option 1: Corrugated cardboard. A single piece of cardboard from a large appliance box is nice and rigid and works great.
Option 2: Two pieces of the same size from regular cardboard like a packing box or 3 fold science display boards from your local craft store. Make sure and glue the 2 pieces together.
Option 3: Foam Core Board - a lot of companies use this for signs. It comes in 20 x 30 inches and 3/16 inch up to 1/2 inch thick. Sometimes you can find it in self adhesive form. We used the 20 x 30 size for the project here.
Option 4: Plywood. If you have a light weight piece of plywood laying around that would work too. Just be sure to sand it very well especially around the edges and corners. You don't want any splinters.
Duct tape or Glue (tacky or glue gun).
On one side, wrap the end of the fabric tightly over the back of the board and secure with glue or tape. We used duct tape that way when the material gets worn or dirty it can easily be removed and washed or replaced. If using glue for best results place pressure on the fabric as it dries and let the board sit until the glue is completely dried.