What do you get when you add late night audiobook listening with a Summer Reading Club theme of Up, Up and Away, plus big-time inspiration from Storytime Katie? I’m no mathematician, but I’m pretty sure that’s the formula for a new set of felt rockets!
Storytime Katie’s original/inspirational 4 Little Rockets have been pinned to my to-do Pinterest board for ages. I’m headed out on my first Summer Reading Club outreach visit of the year on Monday and needed something for the flannel/felt board for the younger kids, just in case. Maybe this will become an out of this world version of Little Mouse, Little Mouse? Still deciding.
Mine definitely aren’t as perfect as Storytime Katie’s. She’s a hard act to follow! Just look at the funny shape of the yellow one I made, for example. What’s going on there? Isn’t that one looking a little more streamlined/aerodynamic than the others? Also, I don’t know how other crafters do it, but I find circles one of the harder items to cut out of felt. Luckily, I have a number of the fuzzy sides of velcro dots hanging around — the hook side of the dots are on the back of some laminated clip art — and they became the perfectly circular white portholes. I used the double felt technique that Judy Sierra describes in her books, so all of these are backed on black felt for sturdiness.
All in all, pretty happy with how they turned out. Thank you, Storytime Katie, for the inspiration!