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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Make your own Felt Board #GluenGlitter


I have had my own successful business (Glitterful Felt Stories) making custom felt boards for many years. Literacy is one of my strongest passions. I have shipped over 900,000 stories throughout the world. (A large amount them have been donations) I love that children around the world are gaining a passion for reading while using my felt stories. I currently make a little over 800 different designs. Some that can be used with songs and some that can be used along side traditional books. I have also been developing a special set similar to PECS for special needs children.

I used to make my felt boards using the Elmer's Tri-fold board until I developed and patented my own travel board design. Making the board with the Elmer's Tri-fold board is simple and a great addition to your classroom. Here are the directions on how to make one.

First take an Elmer's Tri-fold board, your favorite fabric, felt and ribbon

Make the board any size you want. I usually cut about 6 felt board from one tri-fold board

Then cut it down the middle

Next you will want to sew a ribbon enclosure on the board

Then sew a slipcover for the Elmer's Tri-fold board

Then you are done! Ready to start reading and singing with your children

One of my favorite children's songs "Five Little Hot Dogs."

Or read your child a story and let them put their felt pieces on the board while you tell the story.


I was compensated for this post as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All my photos, thoughts and opinions are of my own.

5 comments:

  1. What a cute video! Great idea for a story board!

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  2. Thanks for sharing how to make a larger felt board. I need to do this for a Sunday School class. I made a small one for at home. I had linked your site last summer but I just added a link to this post too. See my felt board frame here, http://www.obseussed.com/2010/08/fun-flannel-story-board.html It looks like I missed a great Twitter party for UPS/literacy. I'll have to keep my eyes open for future things you feature. Thanks! - Victoria

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