Faces, faces, and more faces...
I cut these faces out of felt today and Maia carried each eye, each mouth, each ear, one at a time, to her room to add to the felt board. These faces (above) are about nine inches tall, which keeps the little noses and eyebrows somewhat manageable. I didn't make them up, although you could easily do so. I used a template copied from another library book: Felt Board Fun by Liz and Dick Wilmes. It was written in 1984 and I couldn't find it on Amazon or Powell's, but here's a more recent book by the same authors. And it looks like there are other similar books, as well. Making felt board scenes just became so much easier! I can make a photocopy of a page of line drawings, lay a drawing on top of a sheet of felt, and start cutting.
I also cut out a felt person dressed in winter gear and a snowman (creative placement of mouth and scarf by Miss Maia).
After assembling all the felt faces, Maia was inspired to draw a big face on her chalkboard. Now why didn't I do more of this this winter!
And, in the spirit of felt boards and the upcoming holiday, I thought you'd like to see this beautiful little felt board valentine card on etsy that Amber told me about. It's made by blynken and nod, who also makes amazing custom flannel board sets. Check them out!