I found the idea for the ABC Felt Pillow on Martha Stewart’s website when B was only 12 months old but got so excited about it, I made it right then. Right now B is just getting interested in it (28 months).
It is great for letter identification, learning to spell their name/family names, and extra practice with buttoning.
It was SUPER easy to make and the supply list was very simple. Using the letter pattern on the website, I cut out the alphabet x2 and then I cut out each family member’s name in a different pattern of felt so that B could pick out the letters for the names easily. I store the letters in a pouch (also described in the directions) that slides into the back of the pillow cover.
Doesn’t sound like a project you want to take on right now? B also uses the letters I cut out on his felt board. So at the very least, check out the project instructions and save the letter pattern for later on.
View the project instructions here.
Monday 28th of December 2009
I'm new to you and can I just say "WOW!" I love your blog. Thank you!
Thursday 17th of December 2009
I am working on a cloth abc thing right now but I love this. I may have to change or make this too- so cute!
Friday 4th of September 2009
I just made one, check it out! I love the idea and thanks for posting it.
Wednesday 1st of July 2009
I love this! I bought a ton of felt about a year ago and I haven't known what to create with it... I really like this idea! I have an award for your blog-thehometeacher.blogspot.com