I was reading on Baby Center recently that you can start doing flannel boards at 7 months old. So I thought I would make one and do some fun Halloween themed shapes and pictures! So I ran to the store and grabbed some flannel and felt (felt is cheaper and works just as good!) and got to work. I made a pumpkin with fun faces you can put on the pumpkin to make a Jack-o-lantern!
1/4 yd flannel
Black, orange, and green felt
Canvas (I used 11 x 14)
Cut out the flannel two inches larger than the canvas on all sides. Mine was 11 x 14 so I cut out a 13 x 16 piece.
Hot glue the flannel tightly around the canvas.
Find a bowl that’s large, but not larger than your canvas. Trace it and cut it out.
Cut out a stem and vines from the green felt and hot glue it to the orange circle. Now you have your pumpkin!
Cut out different eyes, noses, and mouths to make different pumpkin faces. You can be as creative and as detailed as you want! I kept mine pretty simple since my baby is young.
I also made 5 little ducks for the “Five Little Ducks” song and to practice counting.
I had a lot of fun making the flannel board and was so excited to show it to my daughter! We started to put things on the flannel board and about a minute later, she started to put them in her mouth…I thought this might happen. She’s great at grabbing things off the board, but not so much at putting them on. Oh well, we’ll keep working on it.
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