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Thank You Bear – Storytime Visual

on January 31, 2013

This week’s storytime was prepared by our new teen librarian, so I suggested a puppet adaptation of Thank You Bear by Greg Foley’s for her Friends theme (I’d used it for my Boxes Storytime). I used to have a little mouse, but it vanished! I searched around locally but didn’t find anything I liked, so I made one instead. All of the other characters were puppets we have on hand.

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I created the pattern first with paper, to work out the kinks, then cut it out of felt. Using hot glue I attached the tummy piece on the sides and top, then glued down the top of the nose. Voila! Add the eyes, ears and nose and it’s good to go!

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Choosing a tail. I also stitched in some whiskers, and added a dot of whiteout on the eyes.

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And mouse is all ready for his gift from bear.

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4 responses to “Thank You Bear – Storytime Visual

  1. Lisa Mulvenna says:

    I love the finger puppet!

  2. Lisa S says:

    That is so cute. What a great idea!

  3. jane says:

    That mouse is fantastic!

  4. I love this story — what a great way to bring it to life! And that mouse is too cute for words!

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