Artist canvas - $36
Blue Felt (sky) - $12 - $8/metre
Green Felt (grass) - $12 - $8/metre
Felt squares - $14 - $0.50/each
Glue - about $5
New scissors - about $12
Green thread - $3.50 (probably WAY cheaper at the dollar store)
Shocking, right? I bought everything seperately on different days, so I didn't realize how much it cost until I did the math. You could create a felt board using one colour background (save $12, and $3.50 for thread), tacked to a piece of cardboard (save $36), and buy fewer squares since I over bought (save $10), and use scissors you already have (save $12)...a more frugal (or sensible) version would only cost you $20. (Are you judging me now? Just a little?)
Anyways, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it...and my son gets a kick out of it too. I would like to mount it to the wall beside his bed, so we can use it for night time stories...but our drill died (I am not adding the price of a new drill to the cost breakdown!)
His room is almost done. I just need to get my hands on a drill, and the truck photos redeveloped.
Fun, right? Worth $100? I think so! What shapes would you add?
Update: July 25, 2012