Here’s one of the felt stories that I made last year for one of our Halloween programs. The story comes from Judy’s Sierra’s Mother Goose Playhouse. I saw many versions of this on the internet, including So Tomorrow, Jen in the Library, and Busy Crafting Mommy, to name a few. These examples provided the inspiration to try my hand at this sweet and simple little story. I substituted a mouse finger puppet from Folkmanis when I told the story, mainly because I thought she was so darn cute!
Well, now. What a nice little house for Mouse and her children. Hey, isn’t that house a jack-o-lantern? Why, yes, yes it is! When I told this in storytime, one of the boys in attendence shouted out “Jack-o-Lantern!!” with so much glee that I decided this story was a keeper.
I used Judy Sierra’s double felting method, making these felt pieces extra sturdy. I’m sure I can find some double duty uses for them as Halloween rolls around again this year.
**UPDATE** — here is the link to the template that I used for the jack o lantern. I’ve tried to track down its source, but it’s one of those mysterious Pinterest pins that doesn’t list credentials. Please let me know if you know where this came from and I’ll be sure to give credits!