We’re loving the last few lazy days of summertime but we can only swim until noon before the water is warmer than the temperature outside- true story!

I had to think of a way to keep the kiddles entertained inside WITHOUT driving momma completely bonkers.  Soooo……. this project {originally featured on 30 Days Handmade} is an recycled frame felt board that kept my littles busy for HOURS. Making their people out of felt took up time and let them get creative. Here’s how we made ours:

We scored this giant 3 foot frame {for FREE!} from a friend who was moving.  I removed the back, spray adhesive’d it and covered it with gray felt {my only out-of-pocket cost} for a neutral background, then stapled gun’d it to the frame for security:

Seriously, that’s it.  This process seriously took just a few minutes.  The kids were working on their felt people using scrap pieces of felt and scissors.  I love that my sons created “army guys” complete with swords.  The youngest attempted a potato head girl- too cute!  The birds and trees were easy; I just free handed everything on paper before hand and cut it out from that template.

Do your kiddo’s have a fav TV character?  Encourage them to create them… Batman, Spongebob, Phineas+Ferb, etc.  My girls chose the La La Loopsy’s because they are currently obsessed with those cute button-eye’d beauties:

This way was even easier:

I printed some Loopsy characters {from a Google search} on non-fancy regular white paper from my printer, cut them out, laminated them then cut around them again.  To stick to the felt, I cut up velcro and glued it to the back of the newly laminated dolls cutouts.  Easy peasy; cutting is your only time expense involved.

And just for fun, here’s a quick before/after:

I hope this turns out to be a good summer boredom buster for you and try to soak up those last few days or weeks of FUN mom-time before the kiddles are back in school fulltime