Friday, February 3, 2012

#FlannelFriday: Five Little Strawberries

This week in preschool story time, I read books about the color red. As I was planning the story time, I needed something to come either before or after The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. I thought strawberries would be easy to make. I went to Flannel Friday's Pinterest page (which I's so easy to find what you're looking for!) and found Mel's Strawberries. I was so glad she included patterns. I decided to just make one size/shape strawberry and use gold puff paint to make the seeds. I accidentally dropped something on two of them before the paint was dry. I was able to salvage them. I told the kids those were really ripe when they were picked!

I used the same rhyme that Mel did, but instead of having a bear eat all the strawberries, I used the names of children at the story times.


Storytime Fun said...

MmmMmm! Your strawberries look delicious ~ especially the overripe ones. ;-)

I admire anyone who can use the puffy paint. I tried it last week and was a total failure! You did a good job! I think I might have to try again with yours and Mel's strawberries.

Anne said...

Just darling and I love the border on your felt board too.

Library Quine said...

These strawberries are lovely. Thanks for presentation ideas and for directing back to Mel and Anne's ideas too. I just had a story sack arrive on my desk with a copy of The Big Hungry Bear and a fabric stuffed strawberry (2 halves, velcro-ed together and a wooden knife), so now I'll be able to do a Strawberry Fair later in the year!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Thanks, Storytime Fun! I like using puff paint, but it doesn't always turn out well so don't get discouraged. For my recent Hey Diddle Diddle Set, I had to scrap 2pieces and start over.

Anne, thank you! I like the border, too. People have called it cow or giraffe spots. I like the contrast it makes with the blue.

Library Quine, thanks for commenting. I think it's very important to give credit where credit is due (in the case of Mel & Anne).