Thursday, 7 February 2008

Felty Inspirations

Elliot and I have been playing with the feltboard I made in 1997 for my Child Care course. I am looking for ideas to make some new pieces, so I thought I'd show what I have so far. And it's really easy to make, so I hope I inspire someone else to make one too.

Here we have The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It has all the right pieces except I just realised I'm missing a string of sausages. I don't recall making sausages. Hmmmm?

I can't find a copy of this book in the house, despite the fact that we have 4 copies - one softcover, one hardcover, one german, one spanish. I'll have to look under the house, but they can't all be there can they?

Some details:
One of the pears; the watermelon; and the caterpillar before he goes on his binge.

This one is a story called "Horatio's Hat". Below that I have two extra elephants for the song about elephants balancing on a piece of string.

Some details:
The main elephant has a "jointed" back leg to allow him to stand or sit - which is crucial to the story.
The rabbit, I remember, was quite a triumph. He was difficult to make to look like a toy rabbit, but I am pleased with the results.

The board is made of a plastic sign that real estate agents use. I remember we went around to a few agents to ask for one of these each. Yk, they're the funny plastic, like cardboard, with the corrugated layer inside. I sure hope I'm making sense.

The board is covered with felt - blue and grey on either side. The pieces are all made out of scraps of felt. I have way too much felt right now, so I really want to make another set. Any ideas? Or anyone need to swap for some felt?


Eilleen said...

Oh my goodness that is so cute!! I love it.

Tanja said...

Ta! :)

Any ideas for other stories I could turn into felt-board characters?