Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F is for Felt

Are you having fun with A to Z? I am!!

Today's project is for letter F...Felt Hopscotch Mats. These ones come courtesy of a project idea from Kimbo over at A Girl and a Glue Gun. If you don't follow Kimbo, you should. That girl is amazingly crafty. She's also hilarious. (Oh...and her photos for this project are much better than mine. That stupid light pink square for #1 really goofed up everything.)

This is a pretty low intensity project and all four girls who got these this year were really excited about it. Hopscotch is a big deal when you're between 4 and 6.

You'll need about a yard and a half of backing fabric (I used duck canvas that I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics), ten sheets of felt (or just cut out ten swatches of felt from bulk yardage, which is what I did), scissors, a hot glue gun, and some glue.

I cut out my numbers by once again using my handy dandy Pazzle. It didn't cut all the way through the felt on every number, but it gave me a really great outline to follow for cutting. You'll be using the negative spaces, so make sure to keep those extra pieces in the centers of numbers like 4, 6, 8, 9, and 0.

Lay out your canvas, place down your felt numbers until they look the way you want, and then just start hot gluing away. I think each one took me about an hour to glue. Not horrible.

The best part? They might be a bit bulky to lay out, but they work well for rainy days and they can be rolled up and tidily stored in a closet when not in use.

Miss any of my A to Z posts so far this year?

1. A is for Anna (Easy Anna Cape)
2. B is for Bath (Appliqued Bath Mat)
3. C is for Child (Children's Growth Ruler)
4. D is for Denim (Denim Bib)
5. E is for Etch (Etched Casserole Dishes)

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I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! I'll see you back here tomorrow for letter G.


  1. This is a fabulous craft project with the kids. My niece is only 2, so she's a little young for hopscotch, but we'll bookmark this one for future reference.

  2. Now this I might actually be able to do, I have a hot melt glue gun and am not afraid to use it. I remember loving hopscotch when I was in primary school :).
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  3. I love the feel of felt :) This one looks like fun! You just have to put it down on a surface that doesn't slide...

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  4. Great idea! This would have been awesome to have on hand back in my babysitting days!


  5. That looks like a lot of fun for the kids and would be perfect for a cold or rainy day.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  6. Great idea for kids.



  7. She'll be hopscotch age before you know it. I'm amazed at how fast they've gone from 2 to 4 1/2. Frightening...

  8. That's the spirit Tasha! The power of the hot glue compels you!

  9. The texture of felt is totally not my favorite, but I do love the versatility. It's also super durable...always a good thing when you're dealing with hyped up kiddos.

  10. Thanks! I think the indoor option is the best part of this project. Keeping kids occupied on rainy days can be a nightmare.

  11. Oooh...good call! I had a great babysitter as a kid who had an amazing bag full of fun stuff. This would be a great accompaniment for something like that.

  12. Exactly! I'm pretty impressed at how universal it is too. I made it for the girls, but the boys love it just as much. A chance to get the wiggles out I suppose.

  13. Thanks Sunni! A nice easy project that manages to keep their attention for more than 30 seconds is always a total win in my book.


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