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Arthur’s Nose


I was totally inspired by So Tomorrow’s Shadow Puppet story for Arthur’s Nose, I decided to make my own version. I know it’s not nearly as cool, but it works for my needs since I don’t have A/V equipment and use my stories in outreach programs. This is the great thing about Flannel Friday, which will be celebrating its second birthday next week. Being introduced to new stories, finding a new way to tell a classic story, and bouncing ideas off of like minds is what I get from the FF community. I’m a department of one, so even though I love my independence and ability to do anything I want I sometimes need ideas. I lurked for about a year before I started this blog in December 2012. Since then I’ve posted pretty much every week and hope to continue to do so. I was even a guest speaker at a college Children’s Lit class last week and shared some flannels I made from FF! Thanks for making my storytimes more exciting. I don’t think I’ll ever get through my To-Do List! =)

Here’s my version of Arthur’s Nose:

First, I used a legal size paper to draw Arthur.

Arthur Nose

Then I cut down letter size paper to 8.5 x 10 to fit to Arthur’s nose.

Arthur Alligator

Then I drew noses from the story, and added my own touches. I used crayons to make the colors really pop. (You could also get a volunteer to color for you.)

Arthur Nose 1Arthur Nose 2Arthur Nose 3I lined up the noses and punched two holes in each piece of paper. Then I laminated them and hooked them together with two book rings. Tada!

Arthurs Nose CompleteFor more ideas, more inspirations, and more flannel stories check out What Flannel Friday Means to Me being hosted by Rain Makes Applesauce.

4 comments on “Arthur’s Nose

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  2. Amy
    March 9, 2013

    Super fun! I bet this was a big hit!

  3. Anne (@sotomorrow)
    March 9, 2013

    I think your version is cooler than mine! But I’m glad to have inspired you. 🙂

  4. mrsshaia
    March 9, 2013

    This is what I love so much about Flannel Friday! =)


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