During one of my recent random wanderings of Michaels, I was passing the racks of felt and thought: ooh – Halloween felt board!
So, I picked up a few sheets of regular felt in orange (for pumpkins), white (for ghosts), and purple (for bats), and also a sheet of “stiffened felt” in black for the background (a night sky).
I had a few scraps of felt left over from previous projects, so I grabbed the brown and yellow remnants, and cut a spooky tree and full moon from them.
All of the shapes, including the ones listed above, were all cut out by hand.
I considered drawing faces on the ghosts and pumpkins, or cutting out small pieces of felt to let the kids make their own jack o’ lanterns, but I decided I just didn’t want to find tiny, tiny pieces of black felt faces all over the house for the next month.
So: no faces. But I like the clean lines, so I’m happy with the decision.
Felt sticks to felt, so you don’t need any glue or velcro or anything like that, but I do have to warn you: the felt doesn’t stick firmly to the stiffened felt, so we played with this on the floor, instead of hanging it on the wall or fridge.
Still a lot of fun. :)
What kinds of felt boards have you used?