Judy Sierra’s Mother Goose’s Playhouse is an awesome resource for flannel boards.
Here is a flannelized version the Itsy Bitsy Spider. I think this is a song that can really stand on it’s own, but I really like the props Sierra’s version offers. I tried to make the finger puppet from the pattern in the book, but I messed it up. So I tried something a little easier:
I cut 4 strips of felt.
Then I tied the strips in a knot, and trimmed the legs to a reasonable length.
At this point I realized I would have to hold the spider between my fingers, and I really wanted it to be a finger puppet. I decided to make it a ring. this way, I would still wear it, but I wouldn’t actually have to hold it. I made a loop out of felt, and sewed it to the spider.
Finally, I rounded the ends of the legs. Here’s what it looks like on my finger
Sierra’s pattern also has props for the rain and the sun. I am working on them, and I’ll update the post later tonight.
Sarah from Read It Again! is hosting this week.