|Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer|
I made this flannel to use in my aliens storytime with the song/rhyme Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer. The song is a new one on me, and I found various versions of the lyrics, but finally opted for this set.
I decided to do this in flannel so that the 'men' would stick to the flying saucer and I also had some old T-shirt transfer paper that I wanted to play with.
The pattern and idea also came from the AllJoinIn blog, and I used the flying saucer straight from the downloadable .pdf (unfortunately no longer available) and printed that directly onto the transfer paper with only a slight enlargement. In order to keep the top section 'felty', I had to cut away a lot of the transfer paper, so there was no transfer image on that part (bit fiddly) and this is shown below.
|Transfer paper backing sheet|
|The felt got a little singed!|
However, the template peeled away nicely, and although the image was a little discoloured, it didn't show too much.
|No problems peeling off the backing though|
Cutting out was straight forward, taking the photo was trickier!
|Magic scissors stand up by themselves (eventually)!|
I simplified one of the 'men' and made that a little larger too. Then cut out 5 in different shades of green felt from a pack of felt samples, each one a few inches square, just the right size for one 'man'.
Then I draw on the mouths with sharpie and stuck on googly eyes. In retrospect I should have used fabric ones for safety's sake - I'll fix that later.