Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The PinAddicts Pinterest Challenge - Five Little Ducks


It's time for the PinAddicts Pinterest challenge once again, it seems to come around so quickly! This month the challenge is being hosted by "But why, Mummy, why?"

I've posted before about how Harry loves acting out stories and rhymes using props. I've seen some great ideas online, and one that caught my eye was these felt ducks to use when singing "Five little ducks went swimming one day". I love that these ones from ohsofelty are so simple.


Image source: http://felt.co.nz/listing/23450/5-Little-Duck-Finger-Puppets


 I didn't have much yellow felt left, but I was pleased to make use of some which was rather poor quality (I think it may have come in a reduced children's craft kit). I didn't have enough yellow to make the backs too, so I used a funny coral colour that I wasn't that fond of.

Five little felt ducks

Mine have come out quite large, which does make them a little uncomfortable to hold, but you don't need them all in place for very long! It does mean that they are much too big for Harry's fingers though, which is something that I should have considered. I thought that he would be quite happy to sit and watch while I acted it out, but of course he wants to join in too! Oh, and you won't be seeing any more yellow felt creations for a while until I've had a chance to restock!

Five little felt ducks

15 comments:

  1. Great idea. We used to sing that song all the time at home! Really cute ducks. x

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    1. Thank you! It is a lovely song, I've been singing it a lot lately!

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  2. I might actually steal this idea! My little girl got a finger puppet theatre for Christmas but the puppets that came with it don't really tell a story so I've been thinking of making some. This would be perfect as she loves that song!

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    1. I love puppets, and so does my son. I'm thinking about doing monkeys for five little monkeys jumping on the bed next!

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    2. That sounds brilliant!

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  3. They are very sweet. You could do all sorts of kits now and you're probably saving a fortune as those sorts of kits tend to be quite pricey. Thanks for joining #pinaddicts again x x

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    1. They are pricey aren't they, I saw some in the garden centre and was shocked at how much they cost when they are so simple to make and cost hardly anything in terms of materials.

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  4. So cute, I think my patience would have run out after I'd finished the first one though!

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    1. Yes it's true that it wasn't very interesting making them all the same, luckily they were quite quick to make!

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  5. Bless, they are lovely, they would make lovely gifts too. We had a shop bought knitted set of finger puppets to go with the Little Red Riding Hood story, but we didn't manage to keep them together as a set for long! LO liked playing with them too much.

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    1. That's another good idea, we like that story! I'm slowly putting together lots of props for stories, then I'm hoping that it will develop into Harry using them to make up his own stories...we'll see!

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  6. Soooo lovely! Ramona will actually have a coniption if I make these for her, she is IN LOVE with the ducks!

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