I used an IKEA toy tool case (we have two tool storage things) and glued some felt right inside each side. One light blue for day and one dark blue for night. A wipe case full of lots of felt shapes fits perfectly inside.
I made five backgrounds for Henry to choose from: a mountain scene, city scene, a beach front, some grassy hills, and a desert scene. They were pretty simple. I just cut some pieces and did some quick topstitching. I did it all in white because I didn’t even want to switch the thread color. All the basic shapes were double cut and then perimeter stitched. My sister-in-law made the train and zoo animals awhile ago, and now it has a great place to be played with. Henry loved watching me sew up each piece and got so excited to play with it.
I am really love the different backgrounds. The skyline is my favorite, and I loved stitching the buildings. Henry has already played with it and loved making up stories. The really great thing is that it’s very easy to add new pieces to create new stories. I am excited to make new shapes and things that go along with Henry’s interests.