- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Take the back off the frame and remove the glass. Save the back and any other cardboard that came with the frame. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the frame. If your frame came with an extra piece of cardboard tucked between the grass and the back you can use it as long as it is the same size as the frame.
Cut a piece of felt that is about 2" bigger on all sides than the piece of cardboard. Lay the felt on your work surface and then lay your piece of cardboard centered on top of the felt. Start by taping one edge of the felt to the back of the cardboard, then tape the other edge pulling it tight to make sure there are no wrinkles on the front of the felt board. Tape the other two edges in the same manner.
Place your felt covered cardboard in the frame so that the felt side faces out. Replace the back of the frame. Your board is now done and, depending on your frame back, you can stand the frame on a dresser or desktop or hang it on the wall.
Of course, you can buy a variety of felt shapes at a craft store or school supply store, but you can also make your own felt board pieces. You can use stencils or cookie cutters for some shapes.
You can also make a pocket for your felt pieces using paper or felt, and if your frame is big enough, you can attach this to the back of the frame using hook and loop tape so they are always together!
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