One day in December when I was searching around the internet insanely finding more projects to try. I found this darling pattern for a Noah’s Ark Play Mat at www.freepatterns.com to make out of a blanket with some felt pieces and then some felt finger puppets to go along with it. I of course was a little disappointed that there actually was no Noah included (or his wife either) so I made my own pattern up for both of them and then when I found some awesome striped chenille pipe cleaners I decided to make my own pattern for the tiger as well. I also took this pattern to the next level by sewing everything rather than gluing it as it says to in the instructions. It would have taken a lot less time if I had glued. I made two of them, one for my niece who just became a big sister and one for my son who just became a big brother. It is much more durable than it would be if glued and hopefully will provide hours and hours of fun play for both of them and maybe their siblings too.
Here’s the ark. If you look at the pattern, I changed pretty much everything about the color scheme but I like mine better.
Here are the finger puppets. Very colorful I must say.
Here’s everything together. I really think they turned out cute!