I remember loving our flannel board as a kid, and this was an experience I definitely wanted my children to enjoy. I borrowed The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra from my library, and was pleasantly surprised to see it included directions for making a flannel board as well as patterns for flannel board shapes to go with several stories. I couldn’t find the exact materials she recommends within my budget ($10 for all materials), so I made some changes. Here is what I came up with – part one since I have to wait 24 hours for the glue to dry to finish.
– 1 Cardstock-covered Foam Board, 20*30 inches (I used Elmer’s brand)
– craft glue
– duct tape
– black or navy fleece (I bought a half-price remnant). It needs to be at least 1 inch bigger than the board all the way around.
– knife or cardboard cutter
8) Lay the board, gue down on top of the fleece so that there is about 1″ around the edges. Try to line the board up with the selvage to keep the fabrics aligned. Judy Sierra recommends velour, but when I was in the fabric store velour was a lot more expensive than the fleece remnant and the felt seemed to stick to the fleece really well (better than velour maybe in my opinion)
9) Flip the board over, fold in half along seam, and drape fabric over to dry for at least 24 hours.