[Edited: Ultimately, I used pipe cleaners for the legs and puffy paint for the lettering. And I've changed the picture, but have left the text as it originally was.]
I am a huge GIANT fan of Mo Willems. I love every single one of his books, but mostly, I must pledge my undying love for the pigeon books! Obviously if you love a book that much, you eventually want to make a flannelboard out of it. (Templates do not exist. I think I used a coloring page as my guidelines.)
So, I had this great idea to make two pigeons — one calm and one melting-down — and then however many times the audience has an opportunity to say “no!” to this pigeon, to make a bubble with the word “NO!” on it. Then, I could pass out the bubbles and this flannel could become participatory.
Then, I hit a minor roadblock. I tried felt for the pigeon’s feet and I tried ribbon and neither looked right. I like the idea of pipe cleaners, but haven’t actually tried it.
And then, I absolutely do NOT want to individually letter all the word bubbles. I suppose I could just scrap the ones I made out of felt and print out bubbles, laminate, and use sticky back felt.
#Flannelfriday friends, any suggestions?