I have loved this simple book for a long time and have been trying to figure out how to make it into a flannel story. I saw some amazing ideas online using boxes and puppets – which I may copy in the future, but I wanted to use what I had on hand!! I thought felt might be a little bulky and would involve a lot of cutting and puffy paint, and how would we see the outline of the box?
I have used milk filters in my computer printer in the past but didn’t see how I could copy these pages and maintain the idea of the story – seeing both the box and the bunny. Next I tried to use markers on the milk filters but the lines bled and it was a mess.
It hit me maybe I could use crayons on the milk filters and VOILA! The crayons worked great for this particular story and made this a super simple project – I just traced the imaginary images right out of the book. My little bunny is felt with puffy paint and my box is a piece of a box with velcro on the back. This set is for an upcoming Wiggleworms Story Time about BOXES! For an interactive story extension I have cut out several shapes with my milk filter scraps so the kids can take turns creating new imaginary uses for the box. (This was based Storytime Katie’s idea – thanks! http://storytimekatie.com/2012/01/06/flannel-friday-boxes/) My castle…. My 3 y.o. made a go-cart!