I’ve been thinking about making some sort of Easter felt board, then yesterday I had the idea to make egg shaped boards for the kids to decorate. Our 2.5 year old really enjoyed helping me, and was so excited to play when they were done!

After she finishes creating a design, we put them up on the mantel with the other Easter decor. I always love it when decorations can be toys too!

They were fast and easy to make, as usual! I just used cardboard from a cereal box, white glue, and felt. Below are some photos with detailed instructions if you’d like to try it out!

First, cut out an oval egg shape from a piece of cardboard. We made ours as big as the cereal box would allow. Then take white glue and smear it all around, especially on the edges. (Little E loved this step!)

Then place the cardboard glue-side-down on a piece of felt.

Put some heavy books on it for a few minutes.

Cut off the excess felt. (I used a rotary cutter for this, and it was super fast and easy.)

Now your board is ready. Off to make the felt pieces!

I used the rotary cutter again for many of the pieces, but scissors work great too. Older kids can even cut their own shapes. Think of whatever designs you want!

Then start decorating!

12 Responses
  1. Genius! So simple, and yet…..it is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that” moments! We need you, Joel! Thanks! My grandkids will love this! I think I will make them smaller for my older 5 and 9 year olds and make a garland.

  2. Marci Ellsworth

    Wow! Your little princess is growing up and beautiful.
    What a great idea for a project. Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas!

  3. Ohhhh.
    I love a good felt board project and this has the potential for endless possibilities ( flower parts, snowmen etc.)
    Big fan of the mini Olfa cutter (have you tried ironing your felt to freezer paper for tiny cut out bits?)
    Really great idea! Rock on Joel!

  4. This is fantastic! We will have to try this out. I haven’t made any felt boards, but every time we go to the library story hour, the kids go wild over the old-school felt board.

    Thanks for the seemingly easy-peasy idea. Happy Easter!

    1. Thanks Ashlea! Yeah, I totally loved my dinosaur felt board I had as a kid! Hard to beat the brilliance and simplicity of the sweet old-school felt board toy! Actually, I should make a dino felt board too. That would be super fun.

    1. No glue needed for the felt decorations! They stick quite well, and then you can take them off and keep making new designs. Fun!

  5. Another great idea, Joel! I made some felt Easter eggs to decorate on our felt board, but I love the idea of the cardboard backing. That would be so fun for little ones to carry around. I’ve got to try the freezer paper idea, too, and I can’t WAIT for you to make a dinosaur felt board!!!

    1. Thanks Maiz! Yeah, I’ve still never tried anything with freezer paper! Been on my to-do list for forever! Also yes on the dinosaur felt board! I had the coolest little dinosaur felt board when I was a kid. Sounds like maybe you had the same one. Awesome!