So, I did. And I precut it into small squares.
While I set about hot gluing the checkerboard together, CB undertook her own felt-y projects.
She made a hot lava game.
"If you want to live, do not touch the hot lava. I'm just warning you."
And she made her father a smiley face picture. The smile had to be really big.
"Because I want him to be impressed."
She also took a special liking to one of the rhinestones.
CB: (in awe) "This is a good looking square! We should do something with it!
M: Like what?
CB: Oh! Let's make a ring! We can share it!
I completed the checker board.
The girl was excited. There was clapping and giggling. "Now we can play checkers whenever we want!" She also told me, "Mom, I had no idea you could make such cool stuff for me!"
By the way, there is no jumping over each others checkers in CB's game. That is, I learned, barbaric behavior.
(Deadly lava-yes. Checker jumping-no)
According to CB you take turns covering the board with pretty rhinestones. I can live with that.