Sunday, April 28, 2013

Montessori's "Little Black Dress" -- Felt!

Several works look better on black felt.  While I've seen it used as a skinny, long strip underneath the Hundred Bead Chain, I haven't seen it employed elsewhere.  We used our big black felt square a few ways last Friday.  Here, Alleluia is working with the Art Folders.

Okay, so you're not supposed to sit on it but you get the idear.......
Every woman should have a little black dress in her closet that makes her eyes pop and her hair shine, right?  I've discovered that every Montessorian should have an assortment of black felt to use for colorful works.  It helps the work stand out and seems to emphasize the details.

You can buy it online already cut 72 inch by 36 inch pieces or buy it by the yard.  I bought mine at Michael's for this ping-pong post.

The beginnings of the Decanomial Square look like a mosaic against the black.

Again with the sitting on the mat.......but ain't it so purdy?
Our cheapie continent maps look great against the black!


  1. That's a great idea, Sarah! Thanks for sharing at Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page.

  2. Deb,
    Thanks! I have found many good ideas, resources and tips there!

  3. Visiting from Montessori Monday. I'd love for you to share your family-friendly crafts and ideas at Monday Kid Corner at See you at the party!