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Flannel Friday: Zoo Puppets

Another gorgeous, GORGEOUS set of finger puppets from Widia’s Etsy shop FloralBlossom.

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I am adding these for the song “You Can Hear” as I did with the first set.


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Flannel Friday: Dragon/Dino Puppets

I made these cute little dragons from Makezine.com:

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To me, they also totally look like dinosaurs. I chose not to make the popsicle flames just because trying to handle that many pieces in toddler time doesn’t sound super thrilling to me.

I plan on using these with a modified “Two Little Blackbirds.”


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Flannel Friday: Goldfish Puppets!

These adorable goldfish finger puppets come from Library Quine who was inspired by Lisa.

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You can see from my hand picture that the goldfish are pretty big. I wanted to make them big so I used them as stick puppets that they would be seen by kiddos. Like Lisa, I’ve used these with the Laurie Berkner song “The Goldfish” and swam around the room with the kids and puppets.

Unfortunately, it looks like the original site with the template no longer exists. So I traced my puppets to make a template, which is available here.

Happy flanneling!


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Flannel Friday: Cat Finger Puppets!

It’s another set of finger puppets, finally photographed and up on the blog!

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The amazing pattern for this set came from FloralBlossom on Etsy again — I cannot say enough wonderful things about Widia’s shop! I used these back in Cats Storytime with this rhyme:

Action Rhyme & Puppets: “Five Little Kittens”
Five little kittens standing in a row
They nod their heads to the children so
They run to the left, they run to the right
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight
Along comes a dog, who’s in for some fun
M-e-oooow, see those kittens run!
Credit: Los Angeles Public Library


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Flannel Friday: Sharks!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water….

SHARK WEEK ON FLANNEL FRIDAY!

This amazing finger puppet set came from Repeat Crafter Me and includes a template, so please visit!

I’m planning on using this in storytime with a modified “Two Little Blackbirds” or with “Baby Shark.”


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Flannel Friday: Finger Puppet Glove

Today, I present my finger puppet glove. I used to have a puppet mitt at my last library and I found I really missed have that resource here. So I made my own!

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This was easily done with four simple things:

1. A hot glue gun
2. Magic stretch gloves
3. Felt stickers (I don’t know why only the owls are available online…)
4. Velcro dots

To get the gloves ready, I hot-glued a Velcro dot to each finger. I did originally try just Tacky Glue and the dot did come off after a few uses. To make sure the hot glue didn’t go through the thin layer of the glove, I used a piece of cardboard and kept it inside where the finger should go.

To make the felt stickers work with the glove, I used the back on the sticker as my pattern. I cut a piece of felt the size of the sticker, sewed a Velcro dot onto the back and glued the felt piece to the back of the sticker.

I wound up doing five different sets: monkeys, frogs, owls, birds, and snowflakes:

All in all, a little bit of a time consuming project, but highly cost-effective!


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Flannel Friday: Astronauts!

Today’s Flannel Friday is our Halloween extravaganza! I don’t have a Halloween flannel to share since I don’t do Halloween storytime at the library (only outreach!), but I will tie this back to Halloween!

The one costume I never got to dress up as and always wanted to was an…

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astronaut! But now I have two astronauts to wear while doing any number of rhymes:

Two little astronauts afraid of the Sun,
One blasts off, now there is one.
One little astronaut alone is no fun,
He blasts off, now there are none.

Climb Aboard the Shuttle
Climb aboard the shuttle,
We’re going to the moon.
Hurry and get ready,
We’re going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets,
And buckle up real tight.
Here comes the countdown,
Let’s count with all our might.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1—BLAST OFF!!

Both rhymes from this awesome storytime/powerpoint, here.

I also do “Two Little Whatevers” a lot since my kids LOVE that rhyme. Even though astronauts don’t normally sit on a hill or wall, I think I can make a quick “Two little astronauts sitting on a SPACE HILL” adjustment and they’ll stay with me!

The template came from Crack of Dawn Crafts.


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Flannel Friday: Owl Puppets!

Today’s Flannel Friday came way of a Pinterest pin, which I free-cut out, just by looking at the picture.

I used these finger puppets with my Owls storytime this past year. I did do the traditional “Two Little Blackbirds,” just modified. Super simple, very pleasing for the kids!

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Flannel Friday: Five Little Monsters

Five little monsters jumping on the bed…

These adorable monsters were inspired by this Pinterest pin! I used them during Monster Storytime with the familiar song “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.”

I used puffy paint for the eyes, since I didn’t feel like doing French knots! I tried to make them look a little ambiguous so that I could maybe use them as aliens and other creatures. That is, if I ever do an alien storytime!

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Flannel Friday: Two Big Elephants

Since summer reading ended, I’ve been able to start concentrating on making my flannelboards and props for fall storytime. First up on my list of planned themes is elephants! So I made these adorable finger puppets:

I used the pattern that was linked from this craft: Tippytoe Crafts to make the finger puppets. I did stuff their heads with some polyfill which makes them a little puffier that just flat flannel pieces.

I’m planning on modifying the “Two Little Blackbirds” rhyme just by substituting elephants in there and I know that it will be a big hit for me and my families!

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