Thursday, March 19, 2015

No-Sew Quiet Book: Barn and Finger Puppets

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We're making it through all of our quiet book pages.
After this one I will only have two more to post, so stay tuned!
I think this page one was my favorite one to make, I love the little animals hiding :) 
I had been thinking about making a 'barn page' for a while, I just didn't know what else I wanted to do with it.
I was originally going to make some animals and have a place for my son to velcro them on, but it somehow turned into finger puppets instead, and I am loving them!
Making the puppets is pretty easy, I have included some pictures below so you can kind of see how they came together.
For all of the animals I cut out two pieces of felt for the body.
Using a hot glue gun, I glued the pieces together around the sides and top.
Leave the bottom open!
Then attach any details.
I had some googly eyes, so I glued those on.
An orange triangle piece for the beak, a cream-colored oval shape for the tummy, and little arms completed this little guy.
I ran out of the googly eyes, so I ended up cutting small white circles for the eyes, and smaller black circles for the pupils.
For the frogs mouth, and all of the other animals features, I used the black puffy fabric paint that I used on the Counting quiet book page.
For the cows spots I just cut out a few tiny odd-shaped black pieces and glued them on.
At first this was supposed to be a mouse, but it somehow turned into a cat.
I think it's the pointy ears...
Here are the pieces for the pink pig.
I just realized I didn't get an individual shot of him, but you can see him in the above picture with all of the animals :)
Now on to their home, the barn!
The grey colored felt I used is actually the back of the 'counting page' so if it seems a little bumpy, it's from the beads on the other side.
I cut out two red rectangle shapes and hot glued them to the grey.
Only gluing along the outside.
 I then cut out, what I thought, looked the top of a barn and glued it on.
 I then cut out a bunch of white strips and glued them on, giving it the 'barn' look.
I then opened the 'doors' and glued a blue rectangle piece, only along the bottom and sides so the animals could go in the top. 
And there you have it!
A nice home for all of the animals :)
Hope you enjoyed!

10 comments:

  1. Those are so adorable! They make me wish my niece wasn't turning 13 this year...well, maybe she will still play with me :)

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  2. Cute! The finger puppets are adorable, especially the kitty!

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  4. I love it, especially the cow :D Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

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  5. What a great book, it's fun, it's easy, and kids will love it!

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  6. those are cute, when I was working at Head Start , I loved to make those

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  7. Hi,
    I absolutely love your finger puppets!! So simple and adorable!!
    You'll be featured as my favorite at next week's Turn It Up Tuesday!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Awww! This is so cute! Thanks for linking up to Idea Box!

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