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I was inspired to make felt faces after reading this blog post and I finally got around to making them.
It was incredibly easy and hardly took any time at all! I was also excited to use my huge stash of leftover felt from making the felt house.
I cut one face for each pack as well as hair, eyebrows, ears, noses, mouths, a mustache, and a goatee. The kids had so much fun that someday I will add hats, earrings, and maybe an eye patch! I think we need another set of glasses and maybe some gray hair, too.
Here are some of the pieces:
I hot glued the face shape onto a piece of bright green felt for the background. I also hot glued the googly eyes, too (and did a very poor job of slopping the glue on!). You could skip the googly eyes and make your own eyes of different colors. Here are some faces that show all the pieces in the set:
Is it me or does Ponytail Girl look like she has a very strong and masculine jaw?
Here is what my 18 month old did with the felt face pack:
Very Picasso. She prefers to take the pieces and put them on her own face parts, which is a great dimension of learning I hadn't thought of!
Here is what my 3.5 year old did:
He LOVES this game and hates every time we have to put it away.
I'm keeping this in the house for now but eventually I want to make more sets and have them in the car for travel games. I can imagine all sorts of fun "game-y" things we can do with them in the car. I also want to add them to a travel game pack I'm envisioning that also includes a chalkboard and magnets. Ah, my to-do list...