Thank you for your patience and kind words. I'm still having a hard time getting any sort of time on the computer (or extra time, period), but I have some now so I'm going with it.
I finally made some animals for Maia's felt board, per her request. I used templates I found online a while back. I'd give you the link but I can't even find it anymore. Sorry. I'll tell you how I made them though.
I thought it would be easiest to draw the animal features on, so first I ironed on some Wonder-Under to the felt since you can write easily on fusible web but not directly on felt. After ironing on the Wonder-Under, I pulled off the paper backing and used the templates I printed out to cut out the animal shapes.
I used sharpies to draw on all the details.
Here's the finished zebra.
And here are all fifteen of the animals, as arranged by Maia. I realize that this is rather an odd mix. Only two farm animals. I guess I need to add a few — maybe a horse, sheep, and chicken, to start. And perhaps have separate sets of animals.
Tomorrow Maia and I are planning to create some trees, a water hole, and grass so her animals have some sort of habitat to live in.