There Was An Old Lady

 

IN THEATRES NOW!

The 45th Anniversary Production!
Written by Steven Lee
Directed by Nick Lane

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...
But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!


This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!

"A great introduction to the theatre with just the right balance of sitting listening and taking part ★★★★★"-BRISTOL GUIDE
"Thoroughly entertaining and brilliant fun. ★★★★★"-PATRICIA GOODWIN, WHAT'S ON STAGE

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Dates and venues for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

DateVenueAddressPostcodePhone
Saturday 20th of October 2018 14:00 PMHertford TheatreThe Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS01992 531500
Sunday 21st of October 2018 14:30 PMThe Grove TheatreGrove Park, Court Drive, Dunstable LU5 4GP01582 602080
Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 14:30 PMCornerstone Arts Centre25 Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NE01235 515144
Wednesday 24th of October 2018 14:00 PMThe Capitol HorshamNorth St, Horsham RH12 1RG01403 750220
Thursday 25th of October 2018 14:30 PMThe New Wolsey TheatreCivic Dr, Ipswich IP1 2AS01473 295900
Friday 26th of October 2018 14:30 PMThe Mill BanburySpiceball Park, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury OX16 5QE01295 279002
Saturday 27th of October 2018 14:30 PMKenneth More Theatre Oakfield Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1BT020 8553 4466
Sunday 28th of October 2018 14:30 PMWinchester Theatre RoyalJewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB01962 840 440
Monday 29th of October 2018 14:00 PMThameside TheatreOrsett Rd, Grays RM17 5DX0845 300 5264
Saturday 03rd of November 2018 14:30 PMSouth Hill ParkRingmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA01344 484123
Saturday 09th of February 2019 14:30 PMQueens Hall Theatre Waterloo Rd, Cranbrook TN17 3JD01580 711856
Sunday 10th of February 2019 14:30 PMMotherwell Concert Hall and TheatreWindmillhill St, Motherwell ML1 1AB01698 403120
Monday 11th of February 2019 14:30 PMThe Beacon Arts CentreCustom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1EQ01475 723723
Tuesday 12th of February 2019 14:30 PMEastwood Park Theatre and GalleryCouncil Headquarters, Eastwood Park,, Rouken Glen Rd, Giffnock G46 6UG0141 577 4956
Wednesday 13th of February 2019 14:30 PMTait Hall, KelsoEdenside Rd, Kelso TD5 7BS01573 224233
Thursday 14th of February 2019 14:30 PMCumnock Town Hall62 Glaisnock St, Cumnock KA18 1BY01563 554300
Friday 15th of February 2019 14:30 PMCarnegie Theatre & Arts CentreFinkle St, Workington CA14 2BD01900 602122
Saturday 16th of February 2019 14:30 PMRyan CentreFairhurst Rd, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway DG9 7AP01776 703535
Sunday 17th of February 2019 14:30 PMWaterside Theatre 1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF0161 912 5616
Monday 18th of February 2019 14:30 PMRheged Centre CinemaRedhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ01768 868000
Tuesday 19th of February 2019 11:30 AMRheged Centre CinemaRedhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ01768 868000
Tuesday 19th of February 2019 14:30 PMRheged Centre CinemaRedhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ01768 868000
Wednesday 20th of February 2019 14:30 PMStamford Corn Exchange Theatre Broad St, Stamford PE9 1PX01780 766455
Thursday 21st of February 2019 14:30 PMTrinity Arts CentreTrinity St, Gainsborough DN21 2AL01427 676655
Friday 22nd of February 2019 14:30 PMThe Arts Centre at Edge Hill University Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk L39 4QP01695 584480
Saturday 23rd of February 2019 14:30 PMPyramidCultural Quarter, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL01925 442345
Sunday 24th of February 2019 14:30 PMNew Theatre Royal LincolnClasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JJ01522 519 999
Saturday 09th of March 2019 14:00 PMThe Theatre Chipping Norton2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL01608 642350
Sunday 10th of March 2019 15:00 PMNottingham Lakeside ArtsUniversity Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD0115 846 7777
Saturday 16th of March 2019 14:30 PMWells MaltingsThe Maltings, Staithe St, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AN01328 711378
Saturday 23rd of March 2019 14:30 PMBishop Auckland town HallMarket Pl, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP0300 026 9524
Sunday 24th of March 2019 14:30 PMThe Customs HouseMill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES0191 454 1234
Saturday 30th of March 2019 14:30 PMPlowright Theatre Plowright Theatre, Laneham St, Scunthorpe DN15 6JP0844 854 2776
Sunday 31st of March 2019 14:30 PMThe ArcCollege Rd, Trowbridge BA14 0ES01225 756376
Sunday 07th of April 2019 13:00 PMThe McMillan Theatre Lower Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ01278 556677
Sunday 07th of April 2019 15:00 PMThe McMillan Theatre lower Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ01278 556677
Monday 08th of April 2019 14:30 PMKey TheatreEmbankment Rd, Peterborough PE1 1EF01733 207239
Tuesday 09th of April 2019 14:30 PMKey TheatreEmbankment Rd, Peterborough PE1 1EF01733 207239
Wednesday 10th of April 2019 14:30 PMLighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG01202 280000
Thursday 11th of April 2019 14:00 PMLuton Library Theatre St George’s Square, Luton LU1 2NG01582 878100
Friday 12th of April 2019 11:00 AMLuton Library Theatre St George’s Square, Luton LU1 2NG01582 878100
Friday 12th of April 2019 14:00 PMLuton Library Theatre St George’s Square, Luton LU1 2NG01582 878100
Saturday 13th of April 2019 11:00 AMLuton Library Theatre St George’s Square, Luton LU1 2NG01582 878100
Sunday 14th of April 2019 14:30 PMCentral Studio, BasingstokeCliddesden Rd, Basingstoke RG21 3HF01256 418318
Monday 15th of April 2019 14:30 PMLowther PavilionLowther Terrace, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5QQ01253 794221
Tuesday 16th of April 2019 14:30 PMHarrogate Theatre 6 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1QF01423 502116
Wednesday 17th of April 2019 14:30 PMBlackwood Miners InstituteHigh St, Blackwood NP12 1AA01495 227206
Thursday 18th of April 2019 14:30 PMLyric Theatre Elli8 King St, Carmarthen SA31 1BD0845 226 3510
Saturday 20th of April 2019 14:30 PMMid Kent Theatre MidKent College Medway Gillingham Me7 1fn 01622 691555
Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 14:30 PMSolihul Arts ComplexHomer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Wednesday 24th of April 2019 14:30 PMQueens Hall, Narberth44 High St, Narberth SA67 7AS 01834 861212
Saturday 27th of April 2019 14:30 PMThe AtkinsonLord St, Southport PR8 1DB01704 533333
Sunday 28th of April 2019 14:30 PMThe Electric TheatreOnslow St, Guildford GU1 4SZ01483 501200
Saturday 11th of May 2019 14:30 PMThe Cranleigh Arts Centre1 High St, Cranleigh GU6 8AS01483 278000
Saturday 18th of May 2019 14:30 PMRotherham Civic Theatre and Arts CentreCatherine Street, Rotherham S65 1EB01709 823621
Sunday 19th of May 2019 14:30 PMHartlepool Town Hall Theatre Raby Rd, Hartlepool TS24 8AH01429 890000
Saturday 25th of May 2019 14:00 PMTheatre SevernFrankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT01743 281281
Sunday 26th of May 2019 14:30 PMThe PleasanceCarpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF020 7609 1800
Monday 27th of May 2019 14:30 PMThe Landmark, IlfracombeIlfracombe EX34 9AL01271 316063
Tuesday 28th of May 2019 14:30 PMStourport CivicMartins Way, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 8UJ01299 823339
Wednesday 29th of May 2019 14:30 PMPreston Charter Theatre Lancaster Rd, Preston PR1 1HT01772 804444
Thursday 30th of May 2019 14:30 PMThe Courtyard Theatre Edgar St, Hereford HR4 9JR 01432 340555
Friday 31st of May 2019 14:30 PMAlbert Halls, BoltonVictoria Square, Bolton BL1 1RU01204 333888
Saturday 01st of June 2019 14:30 PMThe MetMarket St, Bury BL9 0BW0161 761 2216
Sunday 02nd of June 2019 14:30 PMThe Palace, NewarkAppleton Gate, Newark NG24 1JY01636 655755
Saturday 14th of September 2019 14:00 PMThe Core, Corby CubeGeorge St, Corby NN17 1QG01536 470470
Saturday 14th of September 2019 16:00 PMThe Core, Corby CubeGeorge St, Corby NN17 1QG01536 470470
Sunday 15th of September 2019 14:30 PMThe Spa, ScarboroughSouth Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD01723 821888
Sunday 22nd of September 2019 14:30 PMBarnsley CivicHanson St, Barnsley S70 2HZ01226 327000
Friday 27th of September 2019 13:30 PMRiverhead, LouthVictoria Rd, Louth LN11 0BX01507 600350
Saturday 12th of October 2019 14:30 PMThe Empire, Consett5ab, Front St, Consett DH8 5AB0300 026 2400
Sunday 13th of October 2019 14:30 PMTheatre By The LakeLakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5DJ017687 74411
Monday 14th of October 2019 14:30 PMEden CourtWrite Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA01463 234 234
Tuesday 15th of October 2019 14:30 PMRutherglen Town Hall139 Main St, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 2JJ0141 613 5700
Wednesday 16th of October 2019 14:30 PMBrunton Theatre Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA0131 665 2240
Thursday 17th of October 2019 14:30 PMTheatre Royal, Dumfries66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH01387 254209
Friday 18th of October 2019 14:00 PMHowden Park CentreHowden, Livingston EH54 6AE01506 340700
Saturday 19th of October 2019 14:30 PMLoughborough Town HallMarket Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EB01509 231914
Monday 21st of October 2019 14:30 PMKing's Lynn Corn ExchangeTuesday Market Pl, King's Lynn PE30 1JW01553 764864
Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 14:30 PMThe Platform, Morcambe Old Station Buildings, Marine Rd W, Morecambe LA4 4DB01524 582803
Thursday 24th of October 2019 14:30 PMThe LowryPier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ0843 208 6000
Sunday 27th of October 2019 14:30 PMDorking HallsReigate Rd, Dorking RH4 1SG01306 881717
Monday 28th of October 2019 14:30 PMRegis CentreBelmont Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1BL01243 861010
Tuesday 29th of October 2019 14:30 PMThe Rose, TewkesburySun St, Tewkesbury GL20 5NX01684 295074
Wednesday 30th of October 2019 14:30 PMWhitby PavilionWest Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN01947 458899
Thursday 31st of October 2019 14:30 PMPocklington Arts Centre 22-24 Market Pl, Pocklington, York YO42 2AR01759 301547
Friday 01st of November 2019 14:30 PMTheatre Royal YorkSt Leonard's Pl, York YO1 7HD01904 623568
Saturday 02nd of November 2019 14:30 PMWarwick Arts Centre University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL024 7652 4524
Saturday 02nd of November 2019 16:30 PMWarwick Arts Centre University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL024 7652 4524
Sunday 03rd of November 2019 11:30 AMWarwick Arts Centre University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL024 7652 4524
Sunday 03rd of November 2019 14:30 PMWarwick Arts Centre University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL024 7652 4524

DID YOU KNOW THAT PEOPLE SING THESE POPULAR NURSERY RHYMES A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD.  SOMETIMES THEY ARE EVEN DIFFERENT FROM ONE CITY TO ANOTHER!  WE HAVE WRITTEN OUR OWN FUN AND FUNKY MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SHOW BUT THE MELODIES WE SING ARE THE SAME AS THEY ARE IN THESE VIDEOS SO WHY NOT HAVE A LISTEN SO YOU CAN SING ALONG WHEN YOU COME TO SEE US!

If You're Happy and You know It

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Incy Wincy Spider

One Finger One Thumb Keep Moving

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Sing a Rainbow

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Create a handprint fly!

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Create a handprint fly!


Ever try catching a fly? Well here’s a Handprint Fly created by the FreeKidsCrafts Team that will hang around and make you smile. Kids love pointing out projects they have made using their hands.

Supplies

Two Laminating Sheets or Contact Paper
Yarn or String
Black Pipe Cleaner
Scissors
Glue
Pen

Instructions

Peel the backing off the laminating sheet and place it sticky side up.

Squiggle yarn around sticky sheet to make the lines in the fly’s wings.

Peel the backing off another piece of laminating sheet and lay it sticky side down over the first sheet, sandwiching the yarn in between the two pieces.

Fold in half and trace around your hand on it. Cut out, cutting through all the layers so you will have two hands.

Print fly body.

Glue on handprints to make wings.

Cut pipe cleaner into four pieces. Glue to the back of the fly body. Bend ends.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on the printer icon to print it out

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Create a spider pin!

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Create a spider pin!


Let your Halloween spirit show when you put this Spider Pin on your outfit or backpack for all to see The kids will love to hear the giggles as their friends spot their Spiddy pet.

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Create button birds!

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Create button birds!

Make these Button Birds from buttons that you find in grandma’s or Mom’s sewing box. They do still have those don’t they or am I dating myself. You can start with the ones supplied here and then create some of your own. They will make great cards or embellishments for notes. People still do write notes…please say yes.

Supplies

Buttons
Scrapbook paper
Glue
Thin black sharpie/pen

Instructions

Start by gluing buttons to a piece of card stock paper.

Then add some eyes, legs, feathers, etc with the sharpie!

Cut out little beaks and wings from scrapbook paper then glue them to the buttons.

These make adorable little cards…add some music notes between them like they’re chirping!

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Create a paper bag cat!

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Create a paper bag cat!

Paper Bag Cat Craft

You can make a grey cat like the one in the picture or use different colors for an orange, brown, tan or black cat.

Puppets are fun tools for teaching; children are always happy to engage with an activity when invited by a cheerful little puppet.  It is amazing how a smiling kitty cat can encourage even very shy children to take part in circle time.

Materials:

  • a paper lunch bag
  • two sheets of construction paper or paint in the color you’re making your kitty,
  • a printer,
  • some crayons,
  • scissors,
  • glue,
  • paper for the printer

Optional:

Print the Template:

  • You can either print just template one or both templates.
    • The more children you have per adult and the younger the children are, the simpler (less templates) you want the craft to be.
    • If you aren’t sure how many templates you should use, print both, but hide #2.  If the kids make it through #1 and are eager for more, bring out the other. If they are tired of crafting, save them for another day or just discard them.
  • Color (as required) and cut out the template pieces.

Get Familiar with Your Paper Bag:

  • I’m going to walk through this slowly. Look at your paper bag.
  • It should be closed and flat like a piece of paper.  Just like when they are brand new.
  • On one side, it’s all smooth.  This will be the BACK of your puppet
    • It’s important that all the kids get the back and front straight at the beginning!
  • On the other side there’s a flippy tab (which is typically the bottom of the bag when you’re carrying your lunch around…)
    • This flippy tab will be the HEAD.
  • Lift the flippy tab up a bit.  Underneath of the tab will be the mouth,
    • When the child puts her hand in the bag, she’ll be able to make the puppet talk.
  • Look at the rest of the front of the bag. (The 3/4 or so of the bag below the part with the flippy tab.) This will be the BODY.
  • Look at the sides of the bag.  There should be a FLAP of paper.
    • We’ll be slipping the arms (template 2) into this flap.
    • If the kids goof and glue the arms onto the front or back of the bag, it isn’t a big deal.
  • OK, now that we’re comfy with our bags, let’s craft!

Template #1

  • Cover the paper bag with construction paper (just glue it on and trim) or paint the paper bag and let dry.
  • Glue the muzzle onto the HEAD.  It should overlap the body a bit.
  • Glue the nose onto the HEAD.  It should overlap the muzzle a bit.
  • Glue the eyes onto the HEAD above the nose.  If you like, you can use wiggly eyes instead of the paper template pieces.
  • Glue the ears onto the sides of the HEAD.
  • Glue the tongue underneath the flippy tab so you can see part of the circle sticking out from under the muzzle.
  • Glue three whiskers (long, thin rectangle pieces) onto either side of the muzzle.
  • Glue the tummy onto the body.

Template #2

  • Glue the arms into the FLAP.
  • Glue the tail onto the BACK.

Templates:

  • Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
  • Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).

Template 1: (color) or (B&W)

Template 2: (color) or (B&W)

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Create toilet-paper-roll dogs!

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Create toilet-paper-roll dogs!

Crafts with toilet paper rolls are always great as it’s one of the most frugal crafts in the world!

There are no limits to breeds you can make and we decided to make a Dalmatian and Daschund as those two are, in my opinion, one of the cutest to make (personally I’m in love with muts though! – and there isn’t a dog more awesome than a shelter dog ;))

You can make a whole pack of dogs really, the more the merrier, and this can be used to teach kids about all the different breeds of dogs.

What you’ll need:

  • a bunch of toilet paper rolls or rolls from kitchen towels – if for whatever reasons you find those two unappealing you can now actually buy paper rolls for crafting with kids.
  • empty cereal box or any other box with thin and easy to cut paper
  • scissors
  • colors and brush (or markers or both)
  • white or colored paper (optional) and white school glue

We started by covering our toilet paper rolls with white paper (seemed easier to color them that way) – we glued them on with white school glue.

You can draw the black dots for the Dalmatian with black marker (just a hint – this would work really great for a cow too).

Draw the head shape and legs (you can naturally do the tail too on the cereal box and cut it out. Glue on white paper or color white. Draw the facial details and paws.

Once everything dries glue on the legs and head.

Moving on to Daschund – We used two paper rolls for this one to make it’s body longer – pushing one paper roll into the other and gluing them together. We did everything pretty much the same but we made the legs shorter and colored the dog brown.

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Create a toilet roll goat!

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Create a toilet roll goat!

Toilet Roll Goat

We’ve made a template for a simple goat Chinese paper cut – perfect for Year of the Goat!

You will need:

Toilet roll
Brown paint
Cream wool
Cream card
Black marker pen
Wiggle eyes

Instructions:

Squash the cardboard tube a little flatter. Using the photo below as a guide, use first a pencil and then a market pen to draw an outline for one side of the goat.

Cut the goat out, cutting through both sides of the tube – an adult will need to do this for younger children as it is a little tricky. Cut along the bottom of the legs to separate them.


Toilet roll goat cut out and ready for painting

Paint the tube brown.

When the paint is dry fold the head down and open out the body so your goat stands up.

Glue lengths of wool along the back of the goat.

Glue small strips of wool on to the chin, and stick on the wiggle eyes.

Cut two horns from cream card and glue on to the goat’s head.

Draw on a nose and mouth.


Toilet roll goat – so cute!


Side view of our toilet roll goat craft

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Create a paper plate cow!

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Create a paper plate cow!

DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Cow Craft

This adorable cow craft uses a printable template and a paper plate to make a project suitable for  farms crafts, mammals, letter C theme or just for fun.

If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you can convert your cow craft to a cow mask.  Attach a paint stir stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.

Materials:

  • brown paint and paintbrush
    (or you can keep the face white if
    you don’t feel like painting).
  • paper plate,
  • something to color with (or color printer),
  • scissors,
  • glue,
  • paper,
  • printer,
  • Optional:  You can substitute large wiggly eyes for the template eyes.
  • Optional FOR MASK:  Paint Stir Stickcrafts, thin strip of wood or Tongue Depressorcrafts
    .

Instructions:

    • Paint the bottom of the paper plate brown (or you can leave it white if you prefer).
    • Print out the craft template of choice.
    • Colour (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces.  Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for young children to cut out, but if needed, an adult can help with some of the harder pieces (the ears and the hair).
    • Glue the pieces to the plate to make a cow face:
      • Glue the ears onto either side of the head.
      • Glue the horns onto the head just beside the ears.
      • Glue the hair onto the center top of the head.
      • Glue the eyes onto the face under the hair (or cut out holes for eyes in a mask).
      • Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
      • Glue the snout under the eyes.
    • Optional:  If making a mask, use masking tape or duct tape to attach a thin strip of wood, a Tongue Depressorcrafts or a Paint Stir Stickcrafts(often free at paint supply and home repair stores — no more than $1 — we get dad to pick one up now and then when he’s at home depot admiring the tools *grin*)

Template 1:    (color)  or   (B&W)

Template 2:    (color) or (B&W)

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Print out a horse shaped maze!

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Print out a horse shaped maze!

Help the jockey and horse find their way through the horse shaped maze to find the next fence to jump.

Horse Maze: Help the horse find the fence

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Explore animal shadow puppets!

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Explore animal shadow puppets!

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Explore kids nutrition!

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Explore kids nutrition!


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Fuzzy felt fun from outer space!

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Fuzzy felt fun from outer space!

How To Make Space-Themed DIY Fuzzy Felt

One of the simplest and most fun crafts we have tried this year: learn how to make a space-themed DIY fuzzy felt board set, with free printable templates.

I really wanted to make a DIY fuzzy felt board set for Pickle after he enjoyed playing with the ELC version at his child-minder’s house. At first I wasn’t sure if there was a magic formula to make the felt stick to the board, but after a bit of Googling, I realised that felt will stick to itself (and also to flannel), so it was pretty straightforward!

To make space-themed DIY fuzzy felt, you will need:

  • a canvas or wooden frame (any size you like)
  • a piece of black felt or flannel large enough to cover your frame or canvas, plus an extra 4cm overlap
  • an upholstery stapler (and staples!)
  • felt scraps in assorted colours
  • dress-makers pins
  • free printable template of space shapes
  • embroidery thread in assorted colours (and a needle)

How to make space-themed DIY fuzzy felt:

  • Cover your canvas or wooden frame with the black felt/flannel using your upholstery stapler (I found the tutorial from Brit & Co. helpful for this)
  • Download the free printable template of space-themed shapes, pin these to your fabric scraps and cut them out carefully
  • You can use embroidery thread to add details and features (for example I used back stitch for the alien’s mouth and a French knot for his pupils). I also used different colour felt pieces for the astronauts’ helmets and the UFO port-holes and sewed those on (however, you could leave them loose and allow them to be positioned too – I only stitched them together as my boys are so young, they tend to lose really small things!

Pickle was pleased with his DIY fuzzy felt set and spent a good while playing with it in the garden. He even cut his own removable ‘rocket boosters’ out of yellow felt and added them on. He did tell me the astronauts were too big: “Mummy, they can’t fit inside the rocket!”, so you may want to play around with scale if your kids are anything like mine!

Once you have made the DIY fuzzy felt base board, you can add all kinds of other felt designs (plants, animals, buildings, vehicles for example).

Enjoy your crafting and resulting imaginative play!

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