Thursday, 31 March 2016

Simple Version of a Beetle Drive - for All Ages and Abilities!

It is five years since I posted "My Simple Version of a Beetle Drive" and so I thought it was time to Bump It Forward, for those of you who haven't spotted it - can be played by all ages and abilities, as players have only to be in a team and take turns to shake the dice .... do have a look - great fun for everyone...

Here is the link ...  "My Simple Version of a Beetle Drive"  Have fun with this old favourite game...

Friday, 4 March 2016

Felt Hand Puppets - Free Printable Patterns...!

What a lot of fun these were to make - Felt Hand Puppets!

What you will need...

Felt in A4 sheets for the main body pieces
Scraps of felt for belly patches etc
Self-adhesive felt for small patches (optional - can be sewn on instead)
Embroidery thread and needle
Ribbon for bows for bears
How to make....

Print out your patterns - here they are...

Hand Puppets Patterns

Before you start cutting out your felt, check hand size against the pattern - adjust the pattern width if necessary. Rather a little big, than too small!

Cut out two main body pieces

Cut out the appropriate patches.

Work on one of your main body pieces - We sewed the belly / snout patches on, using a running stitch, and then using self-adhesive felt, we stuck on the smaller patches. All can be either sewn or stuck on - up to you!

Buttons were stitched on for the eyes / noses and the bears each got a ribbon bow!

The monsters can be created as you will - every one is different!

When you are happy with your Hand Puppet, then stitch the two main body pieces together, close to the edges - easy to do on a sewing machine, but can be hand stitched if you like.

Use your imagination - be creative and then have hours of fun with your hand puppets....!