He has a mom...
...and lots of clothes!
Ben's preschool class likes to read "Froggy Gets Dressed"
His teacher mentioned it would be fun to have a Froggy that the kids could dress up.
It sounded like a fun challenge so I went to work.
I found a template from kidzclub here.
I printed out the pictures, enlarged them and traced them onto felt.
I tried to stay as true to the colors in the book as possible.
I also wanted to add a little bit of texture so I added some googly eyes, some puff paint to Momma Froggy's nightgown, and Froggy's shirt and scarf.
I also put buttons on the shirt and coat and added fringe to the scarf and ties to the quilt.
I struggled with the quilt!
I ended up with five versions.
The first one I cut out pieces of felt and glued them on to look more like a patchwork quilt. It ended up too heavy and I didn't think it would work. Then I decided to just color with some sharpies. Versions 2, 3 and 4 just didn't work for me either so I ended up going even more off the color scheme and just doing a red and white checked quilt. By far, it was the best looking to me :)
Now he's all ready to go off to school in Ben's backpack tomorrow!