A quick break before I get my new storytime post up this Friday to say that I finished up a flannelboard that I actually made on the plane ride home from ALA Annual. I saved the painting portion for my library, but my co-worker bought me tiny Tacky Glue bottles from Michael’s so that I could bring them in my carry-on luggage. (And thus, cut and glue the pieces on the plane.) I was VERY lucky to not have anyone sitting next to me on the ride home from San Diego.
Anyway, I got the template for “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean” at Kizclub. I added the backing of the light blue (which is the same color as our flannelboard’s large ocean piece), so that it was easier to put up several pieces at a time. The story is, of course, by Kevin Sherry.
If you’re making this set, I highly recommend taping the whole template down over the octopus/squid legs. It will give you much cleaner cuts, even during turbulence!