Felt fun with Viking Direct – Review

100 felt sheets of varying colours
There was a large selection of colours and a hundred felt sheets in the pack

We were given a pack of a hundred sheets of felt (23cm x 23cm)to review from Viking Direct.  As you can see, there were a large variety of  colours in this pack, which have inspired us to get creative with them.

The Nickle Nackle Tree Felt Activity

My daughter has recently been exploring colours and numbers with the story, “The Nickle Nackle Tree,” by Lynley Dodd.  We matched the felt to the colours of the Ballyhoo Bird in the book and found that the colours were very similar.  I made my daughter a fun felt Ballyhoo Bird to play with.  You can find the rest of our, “The Nickle Nackle Tree,” activities here.

One Ballyhoo Bird fun felt
The “One Ballyhoo bird,” colours matched well
One Ballyhoo Bird fun felt using Viking Direct felt
One Ballyhoo Bird fun

Minecraft Cushion Project

Due to my son’s obsession with Minecraft, he decided that he wanted to make a Minecraft cushion.  He designed the cushion on paper first and then chose the dark green felt with black thread.

Minecraft pillow design
S’s design and green felt for his Minecraft cushion

He proceeded to draw his design on the dark green felt square using a cloth marker that would fade/rub off when he had completed his work.

Marking out his design on the green felt
Marking out his design on the green felt

Once he had completed carefully copying his design, he threaded the needle with thick black cotton and used a running stitch around all of the lines that he had drawn.  He concentrated well on this, not letting me help him very much due to his determination to do it on his own.

Sewing his design onto the green felt
Sewing his design onto the green felt
S's Minecraft design
S’s Minecraft design

Overall, we were extremely pleased with the quality of this product.  There were several sheets of each colour and the sheets were a good size.  At £25.79, I thought that this pack was great value for money too, compared to other felt packs that I have bought in the past.  We have only used about six of the sheets so far which means that we have much more creating to do yet!  This pack would be excellent for all kinds of projects within a school setting too, in my opinion.  Activities that could be done include; small toy making projects, sensory letters and numbers, hand-eye co-ordination activities such as sewing, fun felt activities, small board games and these could also be used on interactive display boards.  You can find this pack as well as other art and craft supplies from Viking Direct’s School Ideas page.

Disclosure: We were given one pack of a hundred sheets of 23cm x 23cm felt squares from Viking Direct for the purposes of this review.  All opinions are honest and my own.