Fist off, flannel organization:
Each person in our department has a file drawer to do what we please with. Mine is currently being used for storing my flannel / foamie stories, though I am quickly running out of space. I suppose I could move into boxes, but I like having the whole collection together. I have a large envelope for each story and the envelopes are shoved in there alphabetically. I do have a decent sized section at the beginning with those that have a number in the title, such as 5... or 10..., first by number then subject. Fairly straight forward.
Next up, flannel preservation:Well, I am not sure how much preservation this really is, a little, but the envelopes are part of that too. Basically, this part is my new glitter preservation trick. I
Recently I realized that if I spread a coat of Mod Podge over the glitter it will stop it from coming off everywhere and still allow the sparkle (I'm sure regular old glue could work too, but I have not tested that theory). So, I coated all of my glittery pieces with one coat of Mod Podge and no more glitter trail! Now, I can glitter to my heart's content and not worry that in a few years I will have to re-glitter my flannel boards. **Be advised that the Mod Podge does leave a shiny sheen. This does not matter when coating glitter, but if you goof and get it somewhere else that part will shine a bit when dried. Though that could come in handy if you want something to look wet!**
|Freshly Mod Podged piece|
|Dried piece; white goo turns to a clear and shiny top coat|
|Lots of glitter-ized at various stages of dry-ness|
Now that you know how to organize and preserve your flannels, you need to go make some! You can find this week's ideas with Mollie at What Happens in Storytime... All things Flannel Friday related can be located at the Flannel Friday Blog and all posts are pinned to the boards on Pinterest.