Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flannel Friday: Little Robin Redbreast

Here is a flannel board I made with fabric crayons and fabric markers. I made it at home for my own little guy and haven't used it at the library yet. I found free coloring sheets online that I used for my outlines. I colored them with the fabric crayons and then transferred them to the felt. Then I embellished the flannel boards with some fabric markers and cut them out.

My favorite version of this nursery rhyme is Little Robin Redbreast: A Mother Goose Rhyme illustrated by Shari Halpern. I have used this book many times in my toddler storytimes.

Book Cover

Little Robin Redbreast
Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree,
Up went the Pussy-Cat,
and down went he,
Down came Pussy-Cat,
away Robin ran;
Says little Robin Redbreast:
"Catch me if you can!"

Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a spade,
Pussy-Cat jumped after him,
and then he was afraid.
Little Robin chirped and sang,
and what did Pussy say?
Pussy-Cat said:
"Mew, mew, mew,"
and Robin flew away.


  1. This is beautiful! I am still new to the Flannel Arts and I'm not sure how you got the images onto the felt. Do the markers work with an iron? Sorry for my confusion but I want to know so I can try it! :o)

    1. You can get fabric crayons and markers at craft stores or on Amazon. Here is a link to the crayons on on Amazon I used these Crayola crayons. Here is the product description from Amazon: "Crayola 8-ct. Fabric CrayonsCrayola 8-ct. Fabric Crayons turn crayon drawings into colorful fabric art. Simply draw with these special formula crayons on paper. Then, iron them onto fabric for brilliant, permanent fabric designs. They work best on white fabric and synthetic blends.Product Dimensions (inches): 4 (L) x 3 (W) x 0.5 (H)Age: 4 years and up." After I followed these directions, I wasn't completely happy with how the colors turned out, so I went over some of the colors with some fabric markers I had on hand.