Saturday, May 31

Traveling felt boards


Hello from Texas! The first leg of our trip is over. We have visited family in various parts of Texas and now my husband has returned to lone it in Chicago while the kids and I enjoy an extended visit down here in the DFW area. I do have access to a computer now and plan to update the blog when I can. Starting with one of our successful last-minute airplane activities.
The night before our trip I realized I hadn't put any thought into what travel activities I'd be packing for the kids. Oops. So, I pulled out my trusty Preschooler's Busy Book (book of choice for this season of our lives). I found a suggestion for a boxed felt board and adapted it to suit our circumstances. Instead of lining a box lid with felt and storing cut pieces within, I lined two sturdy cracker box sides with felt, adhered the cut pieces to the board and stuck it in a gallon-sized ziploc. Perfect for plane travel! This was prepared late the night before we left, so I didn't put a lot of thought into it, but it turned out to be a satistfying activity for my 4-year old. I plan to make a couple more for the return trip with different themes or generic geometric shapes.

17 comments:

The Jerrolds Family said...

This looks great! Emma would love it! Glad to see you back on here. I have missed seeing your great crafts!

Amy said...

Ahhhh...finally...new entries.

See you tomorrow!!

Amy said...

Very cute!

PS- You were missed :)

sharleen.2cupsofcoffee said...

This is a really great idea. Thanks!

Andee said...

I love those! We will be traveling soon and will be copying that idea for sure. I'm in DFW, too. More "FW" than "D" thank goodness! I hope you are enjoying your stay here.

Jamie said...

Seriously adorable!

Adams Family said...

hi!
i love coming to your site!
always such great ideas!!
love this felt craft!
thanks for sharing! Ü
~krista adams

Jamie said...

Ooo thanks! I am totally making these for my kids to drive with this summer!

Julie K in Taiwan said...

We made some too! Thanks for sharing.

http://juliekintaiwan.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/traveling-felt-board/

Christine said...

I love it! I have a two and four year old who desperately need quiet toys. : )

Rose said...

I found you through someone else's blog, probably Miss Frugal Amy's, obviously a few months after you posted, but I just made some! I copied your tree/flower design and then made one with an above/below sea scene. My Teeny is almost 2, so I have no idea if she will like them yet, but it was so relaxing to make, I'm not sure I care either way!

Tales from the Crib said...

Oh my, this is so cute! I ran to Michael's yesterday to get the supplies to make this for our loooong road trip next week. I can't wait to surprise them with it! Thanks for another wonderful idea!!

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