Friday, September 16, 2011

Crocheted finger puppets in "My Creative Space"

For my music subject at TAFE we were asked to make some sort of prop that could be used to present music to preschool aged children. I decided to make some crocheted finger puppets. I used a pattern by Leanne Cornford purchased here for the frog and the mouse, but I had to get a bit creative to make the pig - I just adapted the basic body/head pattern and added a piggy snout and ears. I think they're pretty cute :)

In case you haven't figured out what song they're from.......

"A frog went walking on a summers day, a-hum;
A frog went walking on a summers day a-hum;
A frog went walking on a summers day; he met Miss Mousey on the way,
A-hum, a-hum, a-hum, a-hum a-hum".

You can search for it on YouTube if you want to figure out how Mr Pig fits into the story :)

These were pretty fiddly to make. I showed my teacher, who thought they were great and I should make them to sell. Apart from copyright constraints on the pattern, I told her I'd have to charge too much for each one, because each one takes about 2 hours to make. I'm happy to have just these three little finger puppets for me to use on my upcoming placement.

This weekend we have no sport committments for the kids. Jayden has a week off from basketball (they will play in their grand final next weekend) and Corey has finished Auskick for the year. Whatever will we do with our weekend?!! Well for starters, we'll cheer on my beloved Hawks as they take on Sydney in the AFL Semi Finals tonight. Go Hawks!!
Beyond that, we might do a few jobs around the house and maybe get out into the garden over the weekend. What has everyone else got planned?

I've added this link to "Our Creative Spaces" even though I'm a little late this week. I will try to get the next one in on Thursday. There's heaps of gorgeous creativity to be found there, so pop over and check it out. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon. xxx


  1. Wow - they are so cute. I think the piggy is my favourite :-)

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous, Anita! I am rather partial to the sweet little mouse (love that delicate bow). You're very clever. Enjoy your sport-free weekend!

  3. They are so cute and the kids will love them. I love the little mousey too. How clever you are. Have a super weekend Anita x

  4. They're gorgeous Anita. Hope you're having a super sport free weekend. Go Hawks!!

  5. They are adorable! I'm loving the little mouse : )

  6. They are gorgeoyus!!! You are so clever! X

  7. How could I have missed seeing these...they are just so cute. You are going to have lots of supplies for the future when you are a grandma! xx

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