Wednesday, August 12, 2009

flannel board stories

I have wanted to make a flannel board for kids stories for many years but never made it a priority until now. I was browsing the children's section of the library and came across this great book. Although the one I checkout out was the first addition and much older looking. Here is the Amazon listing for the newer edition.

The first section tells all about making the board and what type of supplies you can use to get started. There are also many stories from the Children's Friend magazine that will be a great addition to Family Home Evening, I'm so excited about that. I'll post here when I do a new story and some tips I discover along the way I think are useful for you to make your own flannel board and stories.

Here are some of my supplies just ready to be made into a board and story pieces. The board will be the first thing I make and tell about.
flannel board beginning

felt for flannel board

Be sure to check back to see the progress of my flannel board journey and join in making your own if you want. I would love to know if you are interested and if you are going to make one too!!
It should be very easy and a no sew project!

Along the way I thought it would be fun to have a few giveaways for some flannel board related things, and maybe a story or two will be included in the giveaways for you to use with your own board.

updated steps along the way:
making of the board
giveaway one winner
and giveaway one 2nd winner
supplies needed to make the story pieces
Organizing the many flannel board stories & Samuel the Lamanite story
Sometimes It looked like Spilt Milk story (giveaway #2)
giveaway #2 winner
FHE activity, service, "How many people can you help?"


  1. Great idea! I would like to make one of these too. My son is too young now, but someday I would love it for story telling.

  2. I know that the church distribution center has paper pictures you can put felt on the back of...but I love this idea! Can't wait to see waht you do!

  3. I have been wanting to make a flannel board for awhile too. I can't wait to see what you do. We always had one growing up and I'm always looking for ways to hold the kids attention during FHE.

  4. I can't wait to see your project...I never thought of using the giang Huggies box!!