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Easy DIY Travel Felt Board Tutorial

This file folder travel felt board is easy to make!

How to Make a Simple Felt Board for Travel or Quiet Time


  • One sheet of felt – make sure it’s the regular kind, not the stiff type. You want to choose a color that is different from the color of the shapes you intend to use with the board. Craft felt works fine for this activity.
  • File folder
  • Glue stick


  1. Trim the felt to fit inside the file folder
  2. Cover the back of the felt with glue using the glue stick. If you’re using liquid glue, spread it very thinly – otherwise it will soak through the felt and make it so that felt shapes don’t stick as well
  3. attach felt to inside of file folder
  4. Enjoy :)

Emma’s new travel felt board with a “castle” created using some of the geometric shapes from these activities.

I love this easy DIY travel felt board for kids!

And with her dress-up bear:

How to make a simple travel felt board for kids

More Travel Felt Board Activities

Here are some more felt board activities your kids can enjoy doing with this board:

If you are looking for more polished looking felt board shapes, Living Felt Visuals sells fun ready-made felt pieces. Here are a few of their fun sets:

Do you have more activities for this travel felt board? Come share a link on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram!

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

13 thoughts on “Easy DIY Travel Felt Board Tutorial”

  1. angel bug baby, double sided tape is definitely worth a try – that stuff can be pretty strong!

  2. Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com

    Great idea! I love it! I’m sure kiddos would get hours of entertainment out of this one.I will post about it at DollarStoreCrafts.com next week or so!heather

  3. Hi MaryAnne! I’ve been following your blog for sometime, but don’t normally comment. I think this is a great idea…I will definitely be making these for all of my kiddos. I wonder if double sided tape would work ok for this??? I’m out of glue at the moment (3 year old got to it!) :) Thanks again for the great idea! amy texarkana, tx

  4. I love this idea–what about making several of these felt folders with different felt backgrounds in each? You could create some simple scenes like a beach or a meadow using a couple colors of felt for the board.

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