A few weeks ago, I was wondering what story to tell next in my Parent-Child classes. Then I had a dream–I had a small cloth sack and the children were all gathered around me pulling pieces of felted food out to make a sandwich for little mouse. So–I felted some food–
–I already had some felted mice, although I forgot to photograph them– and I wrote a little story:
Little Mouse was hungry, he was looking for some lunch.
“I’d like to have a sandwich to nibble, nibble, crunch.”
First he found a piece of bread sitting by the door.
Then he went into the cupboard looking for some more.
A piece of cheese, sure to please.
Cucumber sweet, so good to eat.
An onion ring, that will add some zing.
Sour pickle makes my tummy tickle.
A piece of cake, for goodness sake!
I’ll save that for dessert.
Another piece of cheese, golly geez.
Pepper sweet, can’t be beat.
A lettuce leaf, good for my teeth.
One more slice of bready, and mouse’s lunch was ready.
“Thank you for my food,” he said,
Then he bit into the bread.
Nibble, Nibble, crunch,
Nibble, nibble, crunch.
Mousie ate up all his lunch.
Then his tummy was full, so without a peep,
He went back home and fell asleep.
Of course the food comes out in a different order each time, except for the pieces of bread. The children are having a good time with this story, and so am I.
I needle felted the food first and then wet felted it so it would hold its shape when it was handled by little ones.