Check out my new felt board for the kiddos.
Does it look familiar? It sure does to me. It’s my Nido Wool Ironing Mat. I needed a felt board for my kiddos. My old one was felt over a piece of foam core board. It was all ratty and icky. I was going to get supplies to make a new one when I walked by my ironing mat. Something clicked in my brain and I thought, I’ll try it as a felt board. Oh. My. Word. It’s the best felt board I’ve had to date. Here’s the link for the mat in case you missed it.
Using the mat like this has me wondering if I wouldn’t like a second smaller mat. My idea is that when I’m laying a block out before sewing that I might want to use the small mat to lay the pieces out on to make sure they are oriented the right way. If the felt pieces stay on the mat so nicely, I’m thinking the quilt pieces might too…Hmmm.
Anyway…I don’t have a lot of room in the house to keep a lot of things so I try to keep things as simple as possible. That’s why I’ve always had a simple felt board with no easel. Setting this up on my kitchen chair like this is perfect.
In the past when I reviewed the Nido Wool Ironing Mat, I said that it was sturdier. It really is. Other mats wouldn’t keep its shape like this. I love it.
We do a lot of circle time/felt board type activities at childcare…it’s in our daily routine right after breakfast. The kids learn so much as all of the activities that we do reinforce numbers, letters, colors, shapes and the like. It’s so fun to have the kiddos singing right along with me.
I never dreamed I’d be endorsing the mat as a felt board too. As an FYI this it the larger Wool mat and you can find it HERE.
We’ve been busy doing other things at childcare…
Here’s something way quick and easy…we made octopus hotdogs. Simple cut 3/4 of the way up a hotdog cutting it in half. Then cut the halves into three pieces. Put the hot dogs in the pan to boil. They will twist like Carver’s did. See? Continue reading