Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quick & Easy Craft: Halloween Felt Board

Alright people, things here this week are kinda crazy - we have a ton to do and who would I be if I didn't do everything in my crazy head to procrastinate, so instead of fiendishly cleaning my kitchen while the kids watched a movie, I decided to bust out a Halloween crafty project.  YAY!



This one is supah easy and cheap if you have any of the following:

  • Spray adhesive
  • Exacto Knife
  • Foam core board
  • Felt

If you don't have those things, then it's time to haul buns to Joann, Michaels, ACMoore, or other crafty supply house and get some.  That's what we did straight away after Kindergarten pickup today.

I picked out a black foam board and two big pieces of black felt.  Now if you want to wait in line to get felt by-the-yard, it might look a smidge better (my board has a seam down the middle), but I was lazy and had 2 hungry kids so no waiting.

I also snagged a selection of smaller (8x11") felt pieces - they're like $0.35 each.   Two orange, green, black, blue, pink, yellow, etc.  Whatever makes you happy, but I think green, orange and black are critical.  I also grabbed an exacto knife (different brand, but the same thing) and spray adhesive.

Once you've got your supplies, you're ready to rock and roll!



At home I sprayed the foam board with the adhesive and following directions on the can, I let it set for a few minutes before laying on the big black felt.  The adhesive remains tacky for about 10 minutes to allow for repositioning if necessary.  I let it completely dry for about an hour.  This is not an exciting step to photograph, but here it is anyway:


Once we were ready, cut shapes out of the felt with scissors.  I free-handed the pumpkins, but if using a template would be more comfortable, then print one out (use Google to find a pumpkin image) and go for it! We also cut out stems, arms & legs, silly hats, and face pieces.  Really you can cut out whatever shape you think your pumpkin might like to wear - pants?  Hula skirt?  Stiletto heels?  And go for a variety of face pieces - smiles, frowns, scary, silly - the idea is that this is a toy and a decoration for your play space.


I used 3M Command picture hanging strips - which are AWESOME - to attach it to the wall.


Chris & Sarah LOVE this silly thing!  Chris needs to learn more about sharing and turn, taking, but he can easily play with this on his own.  YAY!

So there you go!  Craftacular!!

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16 comments:

  1. Awww...how sweet..I remember making these for my kiddos when they were little...thank you so much for sharing...have a great weekend...xo

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  2. awhhhhh how cute!!!! I love these! I can't wait to have little ones to craft with! :o) The creativity makes me so happy! Thank you SO much for linking up at Happy Hour!!!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by - the kids definitely add a lot to our little life here :)

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  3. This is so fun! My daughter would absolutely love playing with this and it's so festive. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. My kids LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Super fun! I love the idea of the dress up clothes too! I made just a pumpkin and shapes for the face for the kiddo last year. He ate the felt....LOL Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

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    1. He ate the felt? That's too funny! No felt eating here...yet, but it's only been a few days :)

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  5. This is so cute - what a lovely little project for kiddies :)

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Sarah! And thanks for stopping by:)

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  6. such a great kids project, thanks for sharing

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  7. These are fantastic! My kids would love something like this. My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) (You are also welcome to link this to my felt project party--it's always open.)

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    1. Thanks Heidi - I'll pop over and check it out! Sharing our projects is how we grow, right?

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  8. Really cute!! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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