Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Felt Froggy

Meet Froggy!

He has a mom...

...a bed

...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!


  1. SO CUTE!
    Has Ben seen it? Does he love it?
    You are a wonder!

  2. Cute, cute, cute!!! Does Ben love it? (okay, I know I sound just like your mom, but mom's are like that you know!! LOL)

    Blessings and hugs!