Thursday, 28 April 2011

Meet Jonah!

The felt bible friends man is finished! The children loved him so he will definitely be helping me in Sunday school again. Although they got a bit concerned when his sandals fell off - so he might have to leave them at home next time.

Jonah even stands up by himself (although only on the rug!). As his arms have wire in them you can move them around so he can do different poses.

His hair is attached with velcro so I can use the body again with a different hair style (I could even make him into a woman!). I made his hair like I would make a pom-pom but I tied it off before the disc was fully stuffed. His coat is made from strips of felt sewn together.

For his next Sunday school outing I need to give him a beard. I found some great fringed ribbon in the Sunday school craft box so stay tuned for the beared version....

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Attempt at making a Bible Friends character

I'm leading the 3 year olds in Sunday School this week and we're doing the story of Jonah and the big fish. We use this really cool bible called the Big Bible Storybook by Maggie Barfield, which has great pictures of the Bible Friends characters acting out the stories.

I though it might be fun to try and make one of them to use to tell the story on Sunday. What would be even better is if I could make it stand up and also make the arms bend!

I got him to stand up by himself (although only on the carpet!). He has a wire frame inside him so his arms and head can be moved around. I know he has one odd coloured section of his head - but I initially thought the head would just be tester. I was going to make another one but I got a bit carried away with making him and before I knew it the head was attached to the body.

Now I just have to make his face and clothes...