Felt Board Magic Storage System or How I Store my Felt Sets

After all of your hard work to create beautiful felt board sets it’s essential to store them safely so that they don’t become creased, go missing or get damaged. After trying many different ways of storing felts sets including zip-lock bags, plastic sleeves and envelopes all of which were messy and which did not allow them to be stored easily either on a shelf or in a drawer , I developed  the following storage system which makes the felt sets easy to store, prevents them from becoming creased or damaged , makes them easy to transport and indicates when parts are missing.

What you need:

  • Printer for printing storage page templates
  • Laminator and A4 sized 125 micron laminating pouches
  • Sticky backed Velcro dots – the prickly side NOT the smooth side – 15mm (3/4 inches) diameter
  • Plastic wallets – one for each felt set

  • A vertical filing box to store all of the sets you’ve made – when you get too many you might want to upgrade to a bigger box or filing cabinets. But the smaller vertical filing box I use has a handle so when I want to take my felts sets anywhere I can just pop the felt sets I need sets into the box and away we go.

What to do

Explaining the process of making the storage system is more complicated than actually making the storage system. A case of much easier done than the description implies.

  • Create Storage Pages for each felt set using word or publisher or your prefered software. I make mine A4 sized.I create a title page for each felt set, which also lists the felt set contents. Then create as many additional storage pages as needed – this is where the actual felt set pieces will be stored. Each page has the felt set’s name at the top so if for some reason a page escapes from the wallet you it is easy to work out where the page belongs.
  • Then I ‘laminate each page using A4 laminating pouches.
  • Next I arrange the felt pieces on the storage pages to work out how they best fit. Then apply Velcro dots so that each piece is secured by lifting up each piece and strategically locating the dots.
  • Place each felt piece in the set in the location indicated by the storage page and press firmly
  • Place the storage pages in the plastic wallet , and the plastic wallets in the file box.
  • Don’t forget to place a laminated rhyme or song card in the wallet as well.

 

And Hey Presto – safe, secure and easy to access and transport.

PLEASE NOTE when removing felt pieces,  do so gently or the felt piece will become pilled.

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Five Ice Creams Cones at the Ice Cream Shop

Five ice cream cones, in the ice cream store,
A boy bought a chocolate one, and then there were four.
Four ice cream cones, as delicious as can be,
A girl bought a vanilla one, and then there were three.
Three ice cream cones, none the color blue,
A boy bought a peppermint one, and then there were two.
Two ice cream cones, dripping in the sun,
A girl bought a strawberry one, and then there was one.
One ice cream cone, in a sugar cone,
A boy bought this last one, and now there are none.

Get your pattern for Five Ice Cream Cones at the Ice Cream Shop !

 

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Five Birthday Candles Felt Board Set

Five birthday candles and not one more,
The red one got blown out  (blow)
Then there were four.

Four birthday candles, pretty as can be,
The blue one got blown out (blow)
Then there were three.

Three birthday candles waiting for you,
The green one got blown out, (blow)
Then there were two.

Two birthday candles oh what fun,
The orange  one got blown out, (blow)
Then there was one.

Just one birthday candle standing oh so tall.
The yellow one got blown out, (blow)
And that was all !

Get your pattern for Five Birthday Candles

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Flannel Friday Roundup May 19, 2017

Wendy has shared a butterfly life cycle felt set with several rhymes about butterflies as well.

Carissa showed how she uses creates a felt board in a quiet book 

Storytime Station shared their “flannel” to accompany Tupera Tupera’s adorable picture book, Polar Bear’s Underwear!

Wendy is hosting the roundup next week.

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Balloons for a Party Felt Board Set

I played with words of the original Birthday Balloon rhyme (I just can’t leave well enough alone), and I used  lots of different synonyms for pretty – gorgeous, beautiful, bright, lovely and fine to extend vocabulary

 Here are balloons for a party
Because it’s my birthday today.
I have balloons for all of my friends
Who are coming over to play.

Here is a pretty blue balloon,

As blue as the summer skies.

And here is a bright red balloon,

The best that you can buy!

Here is a gorgeous yellow balloon,

As yellow as bright sunshine.

And here is a beautiful purple balloon,

Like purple grapes from a vine.

Here is a lovely orange balloon,

Like oranges from the store.

And here is a fine white balloon,

And now there are no more!

 

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