Saturday, November 8, 2008

Craft: Felt Houses

Per Melissa's wise suggestion, today's blog post brings you the felt houses.

It's a great project to cut out six squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles, then assemble them into six houses. Even greater if you have children who are old enough to use scissors with some level of accuracy. Mom will still get to cut out the mouse, and if you think cutting a mouse freehand out of white felt is easy, I'm ready to hire you for future projects.

Then you put the houses on the felt board with the mouse hidden underneath one lucky house. Eyes open, everybody sings: "Little mouse, little mouse, come out to play! In which little house are you hiding today?" (No, three-year-olds hardly ever get that grammatically correct. Mom's working on letting it go).

As a side note, Elmer's glue will not hold felt pieces together. You will keep adding more glue, only to find your toddler running around with errant roofs while your preschooler screams. Hot glue works like a charm. And you can make your own felt board from a cheap frame (like this one from IKEA, only $4.99) and duct tape. Really. Just don't look too close at the finished product.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Dude. You CUT a MOUSE out of FELT. Freehand. How crafty are you?!!!

These are very fun. But if I ever manage to copy you, there will be no mouse.