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.
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