|Posted by Eilis on July 2, 2013 at 10:25 AM|
I recently received three sample rolls of Smart-Fab to use and review for this blog. I did not receive any compensation for this review beyond the free sample. I have to say that I am very excited about this new product!
This material is like felt and paper rolled up in one. It is easy to cut, does not fray, and can be painted on, glued, sewn, etc. It is much thinner than felt, but still has the feeling of fabric. There are loads of ideas of how it has been used on Pinterest. I am looking forward to using it on bulletin boards since Smart-Fab reports that holes do not remain when tacks are removed. Sounds like a teacher's dream to me! However, I will not be breaking into any locked school buildings to try it out this summer....
So my first very quick project was to make some pom-poms:
I simply cut a strip of Smart-Fab the width (48 inches) of the roll and then cut fringe.
Then, I rolled it up and added a rubber band to make the "handle." For the second one, I decided to try two colors. I placed the two colors one on top of the other and only had to cut once.
I plan to make a bunch of these for dress up, gross motor activities, etc. I am going to try having the kids use them when they count syllables (instead of clapping) for a little variety. We may even take them out with us at playground time so kids can be "cheerleaders."
There are lots more Smart-Fab ideas bouncing around in my head....
I will post them here as they become reality.
*** UPDATE - Check back here in the next few days - GrowinginPreK.com will be hosting a giveaway of Smart-Fab for one lucky reader***
Categories: Dramatic Play