I decided to take advantage of a long car ride recently to work on a project I’ve had in mind for awhile. I’m always on the lookout for things that will be entertaining for the kids on long car rides or other occasions when they have to sit still for an extended period of time. The old Flannel Boards from my childhood Sunday School days came to mind. Perfect! Time to make my own Felt Rolls!
I made a few simple ones during that car ride.
descending shape sizes
variety of shapes
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (I was doing this free-hand in the car, so the letters aren’t perfect…or lower-case as in the book.)
scrap pieces to use as their imagination leads them
I have them each individually rolled and wrapped, ready to go.
I’m keeping them in a bag in the storage closet so I can grab and go when we’re running late. (As if I’m ever not running late!)
I also plan to make Felt Rolls of some of their favorite stories, such as Peter and the Wolf, The Three Bears, Little House on the Prairie, Winnie the Pooh, etc. For those, I think I’ll find pictures on-line, print them out, glue them on felt, then cut around the edges of the character. Otherwise, my lack of artistic skills would make all characters unrecognizable!!
Around Christmas, I’ll make one that depicts the story of Jesus’ birth. I’ll do other Bible stories they love, too, such as Daniel and the Lion’s Den (their current favorite).
I also love the idea of gluing photos of family members onto felt and making family Felt Rolls. I may make one of our immediate family, one of my side of the family, and one of The Brain’s side of the family.
Obviously, I have no intent of making those all in the next week, but overtime it will be nice to add a new one here and there.
What other ideas do you have for fun Felt Rolls?