This particular Small World was created in a DVD tin.
Which means it is super portable and easy to pack away. (Hurray!)
I have visions of slipping it into my handbag, taking it to the local cafe and having my toddler play quietly with it whilst I leisurely sip a coffee.
One can dream.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Felt in your required colours
Paint brush (for the glue)
I used a DVD cover- you could also use the lid of a shoebox, a suitcase- whatever tickles your fancy (and makes packing away easy!)
“A is for Australia” assigns a different Australian location to each letter of the alphabet.
We chose Sydney as our landscape to create and selected felt based on the colours in the illustration.
I wish I was one of those people who could follow a template.
My craft projects would probably end up much neater.
I have this little rebellious streak that prevents me from following a stencil or a pattern.
I like going freestyle with my craft.
I’m a bit wild like that.
This craft basically involved me cutting shapes and hoping that they resembled the objects in the illustration.
I then secured all the felt pieces with craft glue.
I used a black marker to add in some definition.
That was pretty much it!
I dug out the Australian animal fingers puppets that we made a few weeks ago and this Small World was ready just as the Toddler woke up from her nap. I believe we could call that a parenting win!
Thank you for following along with #26daysofaussiepicturebooks.
I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
Now tell me- are you any good at following templates? Or do you, like me, just dive in and hope for the best?
Thank you to Spotlight who supported my crafty projects during #26daysofaussiepicturebooks.
All of the products used in this project were provided free of charge.