Common Questions

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Abigail - Historical doll

What are they for?

Felts are hands-on learning tools, they're designed for little hands to play with and to learn with. They are used for telling stories, and just having fun. The nature of felts, with their bright colors and soft feel, tend to make children excited about learning (and adults about teaching!).

Because they are so quiet, they are often used for rest times, church or travel. They also useful for ADD, special-ed students who learn well with manipulatives. They also build dexterity and problem solving skills while teaching other basic subjects as well.

They are popular with families, pre-schools, Head Start, day care centers, homeschoolers, early learning, school teachers and Sunday Schools.

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Exciting Science Sets!


What are they made of?

They are made from 100% polyester. The images are put onto the felt using a special high-pressure heat transfer press and by using proprietary printing techniques. This way they do not fade or crack and can be washed by hand. Of course, your kids would never get them dirty. . . right? Our felts are guaranteed to be more colorful and more detailed than any other felts available or your money back!

The customer normally cuts out the figures from the printed sheets of felt. However, at The Felt Source, we offer several of our best selling products
PRE-CUT, and more are on their way! Look for the Pre-cut logo by all of our pre-cut products.

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What are the primary ages that use felts?

The peak usage for felts are ages 4-10, however kids as young as 3 and as old as 12 often use the different sets. In fact, the puppets make an excellent toy for adults to play with babies. The Books of the Bible could be used for an adult class. The Bible sets are excellent for Pre-K through 4th grade. Map of the US with contour map

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Are there different types?

There are several different qualities of felts, some with poor artwork and printing. Here at The Felt Source we sell only the best. The sharpest images and brightest colors can only be produced by using the best equipment, with in house, full color dye sublimation printing and high heat/pressure presses. If you compare, the difference is obvious.
We carry the exclusive
Beginners Bible in Felt. In addition, many educational lessons are now pre-cut for your convenience. We carry the best educational felt products available, the best artwork and the best supplemental materials.
The Food Guide Pyramid

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How long do they last?

Your felts will give your children many years of enjoyment, without fading, cracking or tearing. Typically the sets are replaced not because they are worn out, but because they have lost pieces! With a little bit of care you will probably see them handed down to the next generation of kids.

On occasion a new background is needed, but only after years of use. The figures can be hand washed in cold water with a mild detergent and will lose none of their color or detail, but they will shrink if exposed to heat.

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What are the advantages of using felts?

They are exciting to young learners without the hyper-stimulation of video or TV. They allow kids to participate, and tell stories and learn on their own. They give teachers a focus for a class, that immediately gets the children's attention, requiring less discipline.

They are soft and quiet, perfect to calm a busy child, and just right for riding in a car. The versatility of felt allows parents, storytellers, teachers, librarians and others to create and recreate. After all, there's nothing like soft felt to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.

With The Felt Source, a little imagination can take you a long way!
See our collection of Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales!

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What Does Pre-Cut Mean?

If a set is pre-cut it will have our pre cut logo by it if it does not have the logo it is not pre-cut.

When most people think of flannelboard stories, they also think of the time it takes to cut them out of the sheet of felt. That or the poor quality paper figures with fuzzy backing.

Using new proprietary techniques, we can now offer many of our educational sets and some of our Bible lesson sets pre-cut. Notice that the pre-cut figure on the right, because of the inexact nature of polyester felt it has a border on it. This border is either matched to a background or is a nuetral color. You can leave (most people aren't bothered by it) or trim it off.

Many people ask when certain sets will be available pre-cut. It is very time consuming and expensive to convert the sets, as soon as available they are posted on the site. But be patient, it will be several years befor the process is complete!

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Are Catalogs Available?

All of our products are available online, however if you need to order offline you can download a printable product list and order form and catalogs . Note that we include catalogs with all orders

 

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Where Are Your Felts Manufactured?

 

Almost all of our felts are made in the USA in Palm Desert California.

-Our only products made overseas is our FeltTales line, and our Easels, Scissors and Storage Bags .

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Trusted Commerce
951-695-7440 info@thefeltsource.com Copyright © 2014 S & P Distributors, Inc.
All images, copy and artwork are specifically not available for use without permission
All prices and terms are subject to change without notice. We are not responsible for errors and ommissions and reserve the right to make changes in prices and terms with notice.

Warning some items may be a choking hazard for children under 3 years old!