Friday, January 6, 2012

Fun Felt Friday!

This will be the first of many "Fun Felt Fridays".  Today's felt project is an apple tree!  This apple tree can be used with apple-themed books (like Fall weather), counting, addition and subtraction, and simple fun!


For this project you will need:
  • red felt
  • green felt
  • brown felt
  • brown marker or brown puffy paint
  • fabric glue or hot glue
I like to free hand most of my felt projects.  As long as you have a nice pair of sharp scissors, felt is very easy to cut.  You can use a marker or pen to trace an outline for the shapes you want, but it is okay if they are not perfect-no tree or apple is perfect in real life anyway!  If you want your apples to be similar in shape, I would suggest cutting out one apple and then tracing it for the rest.

Use the green to cut out a nice bushy tree shape.  Cut a tree trunk out of the brown.  Using your hot glue or fabric glue, glue the two pieces together appropriately.  Let them dry completely.

Out of the red, cut out 5 apples (or however many you'd like).  Don't forget to include a stem!  Use your brown marker or brown puffy paint to color the stem brown.  Let these dry completely.

My tree is about 12-14 inches tall and 6-8 inches wide.  My apples are about 2 or so inches in diameter.

Now you have a tree and 5 apples to play with or use for teaching!  So simple!

This can be used all on its own.  I will have instructions for a couple types of felt boards coming soon, though!

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