Underwater Felt Board

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 result

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 created our own seashore adventures during a much anticipated drive up the California coast. And during the plane and car rides, my girls used their new felt boards to invent all kinds of stories.

Post by Helen Bird : www.curlybirds.typepad.com

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