Monday, 28 November 2011

Flannel Friday: Rudolph! Rudolph!

This is my contribution to the Flannel Friday Holiday Extravaganza!

Rudolph! Rudolph! What will you do?


I first heard about this flannel on the Flannel Friday Facebook page, but dismissed it initially because it sounded as though a heap of people would also be doing it.  However, after trawling and re-trawling the Internet I couldn't find a holiday rhyme that sounded as much fun for my Storytime kids. So, sorry for copying SoTomorrow, but like all the best ideas, they're worth imitating!

It's a lovely festive rhyme and calls for audience participation too!

The first verse starts like this ...

Rudolph! Rudolph!
What will you do?
You can't guide Santa
If your nose is BLUE!

Each verse describes how Rudolph's nose is not suitable, until ...

Rudolph! Rudolph!
The children are in bed.
And now you're ready
Cause your nose is RED!

You can read the rest of the rhyme at the Crafty Chic Mommy's blog.


Download PDF part 1
Download PDF part 2

I have made some PDF templates for you to download; part 1 and part 2. You may need to re size them to fit on to Letter-sized paper.  Please let me know if you can't get them to download.
I drew the reindeer head following a tutorial at Oodle-doodle - I'll be using their tutorials again, as they'd work for many animals. 






This week's HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA is hosted my me, here at Loons and Quines!
Come back and see the roundup and I'll have a little present waiting for you*, as well as a host of fabulous holiday flannel ideas!
*Only available for until the end of 2011!

16 comments:

  1. Your version turned out so cute! I think I am going to use your templates to make a felt play set to give to my niece for Christmas. :)

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  2. Thanks, I liked your version too, and especially liked the idea of making it into a magnet board story (my reindeer antlers are somewhat floppy, so magnetic pieces would work so well!

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  3. I love the ornament and stocking on the antlers.

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  4. What a beautiful reindeer! I love this :)

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  5. Nice! and with patterns, too. looks easy enough to make, and a nice rhyme.

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  6. Thanks, I thought she looked like 'Olive, the other reindeer'. Then I looked at Olive on YouTube and they look nothing like each other! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0227173/

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  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing the templates.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing the templates! That makes things so much easier during this busy time of year!

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  9. Glad you liked the templates. I tried to develop a coloured set to make it extra easy, but Photoshop wasn't playing!

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  10. Such a cute flannelboard! Thank you for providing the template! I think I just might have to add this one to my Christmas storytime in a few weeks.

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  11. Just made this and it's so cute! Thanks for the idea and the template.

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  12. Hi Laura, That's great! Do you have a picture?

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  13. LOVE this! I am making it to use for my Holiday storytime next week. I took the easy way out and "colored" your template on the computer and printed it out....but I much prefer your gorgeous felt version! Thank you!!!

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  14. Excellent! I tried to color it, but my hand-drawn lines had gaps, so just managed to colour whole pages, then had no time to play further! Glad that you managed to though.

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  15. I am making a felt version with your templates for my niece, and I wanted to let you know that if your antlers are still floppy, you can try putting a little Velcro dot on the back and it will stick to the board better. You might cut them in half first, because the "stick" is pretty strong. You can also try sandpaper.

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  16. Thanks for the tips, Anne! I've tried velcro dots on other felts, and as you say, they are pretty strong. Didn't think to put them on the antlers though! At present I have the antlers attached to the head, but I think I'll cut them off and use the dots (it will have the added bonus of being easier to store). Never tried sandpaper, do you need to use a course grade?

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