If you're confused about what the heck in the world I'm talking about...read on....
The supplies you'll need are: a pair of scissors, sticky backed felt (or you can fuse them together with iron-on fusible web), & lots of different colors of felt. Optional supplies are: small pom-poms, rick-rack, & yarn.
I found pieces of felt with a tacky back at the dollar store. I took two different colors & stuck them together. You could just use one regular piece of felt without a sticky back if you want to. The two pieces simply give 2 different backgrounds for creating your felt masterpiece.
Next you'll want to cut up LOTS of different shapes & sizes & colors of felt. I just grabbed the rectangular felt pieces sold at my local fabric store for about 20cents each. Or, you can purchase felt on the bolt by the yard.
To be honest, I copied a lot of the shapes that came with my daughter's felt book. You can use straight-edged scissors or decorative-edged scissors to cut your felt.
Short pieces of yarn & small pom-poms also make creating a felt masterpiece fun!
My daughter came home from the hospital today after surgery & I tucked her felt art kit inside a "sick box" I made.
The "sick box" is simply a box I covered in pretty paper & filled with fun things for her to do while chillin' out & kickin' back in bed, where she is supposed to be resting for the next 2 weeks.
BONUS ART PROJECT!!!!! I came up with this one all on my own. I found 2 of these vintage wooden gold-painted frames at a yard sale for 75cents each. (You're jealous, I know.) I placed the same doubled sided pieces of felt inside the frame. Then, I backed it with a piece of cardboard the exact same size--to give it sturdiness. I decorated it with felt cupcakes & hung it on my wall for an ever-changing art piece. When I feel in the mood for different art, I will change the felt shapes & make something new. Isn't that awesome???
It's an updated version of the felt story boards I remember as a kid in Sunday school class. HAHA!
This is another one of my "Summer Fun Ideas" & also a project I'll be teaching at my MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) group next year.