Materials (for 16 flash cards):
1/2 yd brown felt
felt scraps in assorted colors
16 grommets or large eyelets and tool to apply
small scraps of fusible interfacing (16 scraps approximately 1″x1″)
large metal craft ring – mine was 2.5″
1. Using template provided, cut 32 rectangles of brown felt. This will make 16 flash cards. Pieces for the next few steps have square corners pictured but your’s will have rounded corners.
2. Using template provided, cut desired numbers and shapes out of assorted felt colors (the template provides more than 8 numbers and shapes so you can pick which ones you want or make extras). Cut two of each number or letter so your cards can be used as a memory game as well.
3. Applique each number or shape to lower half of one brown rectangle, stitching around entire outer (and inner if applicable) edge of number or shape.
Note: I do not use Heat N Bond to applique for this project since the pieces are fairly small and felt is so easy to work with, but you can use it if you like.
5. Apply one small scrap (approximately 1″x1″) to the wrong side of upper left corner of each piece you have appliqued. This will reinforce the area where you will place a grommet at a later step.
6. Pin wrong side of each appliqued rectangular felt piece to a plain rectangular felt piece, matching edges. Stitch around entire rectangles, close to edge (you can backstitch this time :)).
7. Following the directions on the package, attach a grommet or large eyelet to each card in the upper left corner.
8. Attach all the felt flash cards onto a metal craft ring. Great job, you are done!
I like to divide the two sets of felt flash cards onto two different rings so that my boys can each play with a set. When it’s time to play Memory, just combine the sets together!
No more worries about ripped and bent flash cards. Even your baby is okay to get his little mitts on them.
Unfortunately Wyatt thinks that since they’re indestructable you’re supposed to throw them.