Portable Flannel Box
Cardboard shoe box, felt, scissors, glue or stapler, flannel
Create a fun, portable flannel board for your next road trip or doctor's office visit. To begin, cover the top of a shoe box with felt, secure the felt underneath with glue, staples, or a hot glue gun. This will form the base of the flannel board. Next, create the play pieces. Cut pieces of flannel into various sizes and shapes, such as animals, cars, people, circles, squares, or triangles. These will all fit inside the box, creating a completely portable toy. A fun thing to do with your flannel board is to cut out pieces that will go along with your child's favorite story. Then you and your child can "act out" the story with the flannel board.