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Shape By Shape

I’ve been staring at Shape By Shape by Suse MacDonald for a couple of months thinking about how to turn this into a flannel story. I finally did it, and I’m going to go find Go Away Big Green Monster and do the same! This didn’t take too much time, and I only needed flannel sheets, scissors, masking tape and a Sharpie. I worked sheet to sheet so everything would line up. I used the masking tape to put a strip on the back of each sheet with the words so I wouldn’t forget. Here it is:

Dino Guess

Do you know what I am? I lived a long, long time ago.

Dino Eyes

I had round eyes…

Dino Teeth

lots of sharp teeth…

Dino Mouth

a very wide mouth…

Dino Glance

a fierce glance…

Dino Head

an oh-so-smooth head…

Dino Scales

and many, many scales.

Have you guessed? I was the biggest dinosaur ever…


a Brachiosaurus!

The finished dinosaur measures about three feet wide. I can’t wait to use this with the summer group.

For more flannel ideas, check out Miss Courtney Meets Bobo. Or visit Flannel Friday to see how to participate.

4 comments on “Shape By Shape

  1. Lisa Mulvenna
    April 20, 2013


  2. So cool. Thanks for sharing this week.

  3. Kathy Bryan Smargiassi
    April 22, 2013

    This is way cool. How did you go from the face layers to the full dinosaur? Did you make it separately?

    • mrsshaia
      April 22, 2013

      Yes. I used one three foot length of white and one three foot length of green felt from the craft store. I cut out the hole for the face to place it over the face sheets. Thanks!


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