Friday, January 17, 2014

My First Flannel Friday: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Well, I've done it. I've made my first ever from-scratch felt story, which means I am participating in Flannel Friday for the first time this week!

My first endeavor into creating a felt story is a traditional folk story: The Elves and the Shoemaker. After reading and rereading the story and thinking about how I would tell it out loud to a group of preschoolers, I started making some drawings of shapes that I could use as felt patterns.


After quite a bit of experimentation, I assembled two elves with removable outfits (as per the story); one shoemaker (who looks something like a Jedi master); and four sets of boots. My pieces were created with hand-drawn patterns, and they are made of felt with some tacky glue to hold bits together. I used black permanent marker to add fine details.


Check out this week's full Flannel Friday round-up on Kathryn's blog Fun with Friends at Storytime.

4 comments:

  1. Welcome to Flannel Friday! Isn't making stuff with felt SO SO SO MUCH FUN? Always gives me a gleeful feeling to do tactile textile work. ;)

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    1. It IS lots of fun! I'm already looking forward to my next project!

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  2. Look at you! Glad you took the leap and joined the robust FF family!!

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  3. Welcome! You're off to a great start!

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