Sunday, May 05, 2013

Felt Scoreboard

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If you have been following the blog for awhile now, you'll have noticed that J loves numbers.  Correction.  He is obsessed with numbers.  He lives and breathes numbers.  Well, J also loves to watch and play basketball with his daddy.  He loved to keep track of the score while my husband shoots hoops.  So one day, my husband suggested making a scoreboard for J to keep track of the score on.  Little did I know that J would spend hours, upon hours, playing with it.  It also stores nicely in a freezer bag so it has been added to our busy bag collection.

DIY no-sew felt scoreboard with interchangeable name tags for kids from And Next Comes L

That's about right...I'm kicking my husband's butt!

  • Cardboard
  • Felt
  • Velcro dots
  • Foam letters
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
DIY no-sew felt scoreboard for kids from And Next Comes L

I hot glued a piece of green felt to a piece of cardboard.  I believe it was a cracker box.  Then I cut out a T shape out of white felt and glued it on.  I also hot glued a piece of ribbon to the back so that it could be hung up.  I'm not sure why I bothered since it has never been hung up.  So the ribbon is completely optional.  I also hot glued two velcro pieces at the top of the scoreboard.  Our name cards attach to the velcro pieces.

I cut up four rectangle pieces that would fit above the T shape on the scoreboard.  Next, I hot glued foam stickers that spelled our names (K's had to be abbreviated since his name is too long) onto the rectangle pieces.  I then glued some velcro on the back.

I made four sets of each number from 0-9.  That way the score could be 22-22 or 44-44, etc.  I free handed all the numbers.  It honestly did not take that long to cut them.  In fact, I did it while the boys finished their lunch one day.

DIY felt numbers from And Next Comes L

Like I said, this scoreboard has kept J busy for hours.  Many, many hours.  All thanks to a great suggestion from my awesome husband.

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DIY no-sew felt scoreboard for kids from And Next Comes L

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  1. This is such a great idea! This would be convenient for all kinds of different games. We have a dart board and the marker is always drying out or I can't remove it from the whiteboard. This would be a great alternative! LOVE IT!

    1. It would definitely work with other sports. Glad to hear you like it.

  2. This is such a cute idea! It would be great fun to hang in the playroom.

    1. The playroom is definitely were it spends most of its time.