Last week I posted a really fun portable Noah's Ark in a wine tote. I made everything out of felt and it turned out to be pretty cute, I really love open ended toys. This week I made a second felt toy, a castle.
Instead of using a cardboard wine tote I bought a cardboard mailing tube and covered it with felt. Then I cut out lots and lots of castle shapes from dark and light gray felt. I cut squares and rectangles, doorways, parapets, triangles and then we made some cute people and a dragon. This was such a fun way to use up odd felt pieces! I also made a shield and some flags. You could make way more accessories for your castle like more people, plants and trees, pets, etc.
The mat is lavender felt on one side and blue velour on the other, so it is reversible.
My kids loved making castles with the pieces and to tell you the truth, I think it is pretty fun also!