Felt story boards are very easy to make and are great for illustrating a story or keeping your little one (quietly) entertained. My friend Jeanne wanted to make a story board so her tot's Grandma could illustrate bible stories. I wanted to play too, so I made a smaller travel board with some of my little gal's favorite things.
A pizza box, or just flat cardboard
Flannel, big enough to cover the cardboard
Felt, in a variety of colors
Hot glue gun
A permanent fabric marker that does not require heat setting is also helpful
A pizza box can be good for both storing pieces and playing with them. Any flat piece of cardboard will do really. If you are using a pizza box, first cover up any grease with wax paper.
The little gal loves food, animals, and being outside, so that's what I put on her board. The tree's leaves are separate pieces, but the little pieces like the stems are attached to the fruit.
For the biblical board, Jeanne made a fig tree and some people. The clothes, heads, and hair are all separate pieces so they can interchanged. She also made a fig tree and has plans for sheep, a lion, a boat, and too many other things to count. I will need to ask her what story the cat is from :-)