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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Travel flannel board kits

Thanks to Valerie from Ladysmith for this great idea/guest post!

For our Earth Day storytime, I wanted our craft to be something that we could make reusing materials we already had at the library. We have many DVD cases that can't be used for circulation because they have holes in the sides. We also have lots of felt pieces and scraps. Together with some scrap paper for a cover, we made Travel Felt Kits. 
Each kid made their own traveling felt board!  Here's the inside

I did use the die cut machine in Eau Claire to cut out small circles and hearts, but the rest of the shapes were cut by the kids and their adults. The kids loved them! They were matching shapes and making up stories. I even had a mom tell me that her son slept with his for the next week! Because they worked out so nicely, our July Make and Take is going to be create your own travel game, using up some more of those DVD cases.

Here's the outside