Showing posts with label flannel board. Show all posts
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Colorful DIY Felt Boards





When I redid my 1940s classroom, I stripped it down to the plain walls and one table. I took the
bulletin and chalk boards down and the shelves and brackets off the wall and got rid of the storage cupboard. Then I scoured Pinterest for ideas of how to create an enticing classroom in a small space.


Last week you saw the metal board organizer I found and made. I also saw these cool flannel boards on Pinterest that were placed low enough for kids to play with. The flannel boards came from one of my favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy which has great DIY ideas for small spaces.


The Pinterest project called for Homasote boards.  I had no idea what Homasote was. Neither did the guy at Home Depot or our other local chain, so I did what any sensible person would do, I googled it.


I learned that Homasote is a brand name for a wall board product. It turns out that Homasote, and its generic counterparts are great for DIY projects. This fiber board has some added benefits. It absorbs sound, it’s moisture resistant and it even provides thermal insulation. Wow! And I just wanted functional felt boards that looked good.
 

I decided to make my boards shorter and wider than the tall and narrow boards on the original
Pinterest post. I had the vision of having felt cutout pieces from Bible stories available for the kids to play with when they arrived early.


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