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!

Erin is hosting this week’s Flannel Friday; visit her blog to leave a comment to link up your post! To find out more about Flannel Friday, please visit the Flannel Friday website!

14 comments on “Flannel Friday: Two Big Elephants

  1. Bridget R. Wilson
    August 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Katie, these are awesome! Do you do the sewing by hand? I might try that one day.

    • Katie
      August 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

      Yes, I do! It’s fairly easy once you get the hang of it — and I never did get the hang of a sewing machine!

  2. Tara Chmielowski
    August 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Oh my goodness this FF is full of good stuff!!!!! I’ve never seen anything like these before and I am gushing!

    • Katie
      August 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

      I’m glad you like them!

  3. jane
    August 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    i love the elephants! beautiful work!

    • Katie
      August 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm #


  4. K @ Storytime Fun
    August 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    So adorable! I have loved that elephant craft for years but I never thought to make them out of felt. And stuffing them is pure genius! It adds such character to them. ❤ They are definitely going on my TBM pile ~ I wonder if I can make them before my Jungle Storytime in a few weeks? Hmmm…

    I would love to invite you to link up your post to my Finger Puppets Blog Hop. I have had so much fun creating ocean animal finger puppets over the last little while that I wanted to start collecting posts about other finger puppets. I think the puppets are such a great idea for teachers, librarians, caregivers and anyone looking for an unusual gift for a child. Having them collected in one spot will make it easier for people to choose which one they want to make. I hope you will link up! Your elephants would be such an awesome addition!

    Thanks for sharing this week!
    ~ K ~

    • Katie
      August 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

      You can totally make them before Jungle Storytime!

      Is your Blog Hop up right now? I haven’t seen it in my RSS feed, and I just checked again. Let me know when you post it and I will link up!

  5. storytiming
    August 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    fancy! they are so cute!

    • Katie
      August 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

      Thank you! They’re super fun, too.


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