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Aquarium Flannel Board with Free Templates

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Most of us have some experience with a flannel board. As a child of the 80’s I remember these in all my classrooms and loved seeing the different characters and scenes.  

These days my girls have smart boards and tablets in their classrooms, which are wonderful. At church we have one teacher who still enjoys telling stories with a flannel board. My daughter loves these stories and the interaction with the felt characters.

Not only is a flannel board fun but for young kids, today it’s kind of a novelty. I made an aquarium flannel board for our playroom to bring some of that awe and excitement home. My girls and their friends love this board.

Take a look at how I put it all together and download the free templates to make these cute aquarium pieces.

Learn how to make this aquarium flannel board with free templates

A flannel board is by nature interactive. The felt pieces are meant to engage children allowing them to use their imagination and create stories with the scene.  

Watch how I made this aquarium flannel board then scroll down for a full list of supplies.

Supply list

  • Aquarium Templates
  • Freezer paperthis is a great deal for a large roll that will last a long time in your craft room
  • Felt sheets in a variety of colors
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Iron
  • Large piece of cardboard
  • 1 yard of blue flannel
  • Hot glue

If you do not already have freezer paper in your craft room you are missing out, this paper is so versatile.  I use it for stencils on fabric and wood, it is easy to cut with a scissors or a machine like a Silhouette.  It adheres temporarily to the fabric and helps stabilize it while you cut or acts as a stencil giving you crisp lines.  

Aquarium flannel board in playroom

My kids love their new aquarium flannel board and it’s a fun colorful addition to our playroom.  I look forward to adding new sets down the road so they can change up their scenes and keep on creating. 

Thanks for visiting!

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Friday 5th of August 2022

please resend me the password and link i misplaced it and my kiddos will love this activity thanks so much


Wednesday 10th of August 2022

Just click on the link Aquarium Templates in the post and it will take you to the downloads. Enjoy!


Wednesday 19th of May 2021

I did not receive a password or link to the VIP site


Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Hi Michelle, you can click on the link at the top of the blog that says VIP. The password is creative. Thanks!

Yari Lopez

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Hi, I have subscribed and did not receive a password to access the aquarium template. Am I missing something?


Thursday 19th of November 2020

Please leave your email and I'll send you the password, I will look into why it didn't automatically didn't send. Thanks for following up and for reading!

Michele Rigby

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

how exactly do i download templates from your site? I have already signed up.


Thursday 12th of November 2020

You should have received an email with a password to log into the VIP page, this has all the free downloads. If you have not received that let me know and I'll send it over.

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