How To Make DIY Felt Board In Just 5 Minutes

Preview: Tutorial on how to make super easy DIY felt board for endless storytime. 

What if you can get a ‘tool’ that will inspire  endless storytime, rhymes, and imaginative play as your child grows?

Sounds like a perfect toy, right?

Felt board is that kind of toy and you can make it in no time with minimal investment. Also called a flannel board, it is basically a felt surface on which you place felt pieces that ‘stick’ on it. Felt pieces may be inspired by nursery rhymes for young babies, by your toddler’s favorite books and spelling or counting felt activities for preschoolers.

But don’t let the simplicity of this ‘toy’ full you.

Kids felt board has many benefits for your child:

  • provides hands-on learning
  • stretches children’s imaginations
  • helps in developing the brain and memorization capacity

My daughter has been playing with felt storyboards since she has been a baby.  By now we have a full box of flannel board stories that she likes to pull out, mix them and tell the story of her own.

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DIY kids felt board that will become home for endless stories



Place canvas on top of the felt.

Cut felt around the canvas, leaving approximately 4-5 cm from each side.

make DIY kids felt board

Use staple gun and staple felt all around the canvas. Start on one side, approximately one inch from the corner, leave corners until the very end. After that pull felt and do the opposite side. Then do right and left. At the end fold corners so they sit nicely and use extra staples.

diy felt board stapled

This DIY felt the board was done in just five minutes and it will provide hours of playful learning.  It seems so simple but felt board stories provide a more intriguing way for sharing a rhyme, short story, or learning activities.

Possibilities for imaginative play with flannel board stories are endless.

Related: Brown Bear, brown bear what do you see? – free template

If you liked this simple DIY project for kids, with lots of possibilities to learn through play, please take a moment and share it with other busy moms.

Super easy to make flannel board that will give you opportunity to teach your kids through stories and fun rhymes. This kids felt board is easy project for every busy mama. Click for instructions.

Lily Zunic

I believe every person is creative and every craft project is beautiful when you create for the journey of your heart.


  1. Amy | 17th Nov 21

    Hi! I am totally going to make a felt story board for my three year old! I just wanted to comment to let you know that you have it written that this requires 6.5 yards of dark blue felt or flannel. That doesn’t seem correct 🙂

    • Lily Zunic | 27th Dec 21

      Thank you Amy 🙂

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