Monday, February 14, 2011

Farm animals on a stick

My cousin turns 1 on Saturday. I wasn't sure what to get for him but then I remembered this from Make It & Love It and decided to do something similar. I found a cute lift-the-flap book about farm animals in the dollar spot at Target. Instead of making the animals stuffed, I decided to put them on popsicle sticks (because apparently kids LOVE things on sticks!). Here is the line up...
Mr. Sheep
 Mr. Rooster
 Miss Pig
 Mrs. Duck
 Here they all are partying together.
 The sheep is my favorite. Here he is next to the sheep from the book.
Want to know how I got him to look so similar the the drawing? I traced the animals out of the book onto tissue paper and used it as a template for cutting out my felt! If I had tried to free-hand the animals they would have looked like blobs...or aliens...or some sort of giant mess.
Let me know if you are interested in a more in depth tutorial because I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make more (even though Madie knows these are for baby Jack, I don't think she realizes that that means she no longer gets to play with them come Saturday).

Sumo Sweet Stuff
Keeping It Simple
Show and Tell Green


  1. Great idea! I wish I'd seen this two weeks ago, I just made some felt barnyard animals for a party last weekend. These would have been so adorable to have lying around for the kids to play with!

  2. These are so cute, thanks for sharing

  3. These are really adorable! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at

  4. I teach music to the kids at church and this would be perfect for the tiny one in nursery!

  5. Very cute! I bet my daughter would love to have some of those!

  6. make a barn too! this could be such a cute puppet show.

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