When Cassie from The Crafty Crow asked me to participate in her A Book A Craft series, I knew right away what I was going to make. This felt board, inspired by the book Flotsam, had been brewing in my head.
Flotsam, by David Weisner, is a wordless picture book that tells a fantastical story as captured by an old underwater camera. A boy, who finds the camera washed ashore, develops the film and is amazed by what he sees…
This feltboard is a surprisingly simple project that can produce beautiful results.
To make the underwater creatures:
1. Draw (or trace) the images onto paper,
2. Pin and cut out the designs out of felt
3. Sew or glue the pieces together
To make the felt board:
1. Cut two pieces of felt 11”x8.5” and 10”x7.5”
2. Pin and sew 3 sides – leave the top side open to create a pocket to put the pieces in when not being used.
This summer we plan to create our own seashore adventures during a much anticipated drive up the California coast. And during the plane and car rides, my girls can use their new felt boards to invent all kinds of stories.