I made quick houses to act out the 3 Little Pigs out of felt and a Sharpie Stained fabric marker.
To make the straw house, I cut a large rectangle out of yellow felt and sewed the two ends together with a blanket stitch. I also cut the two smaller rectangles out, shaped them into an X, and sewed them together in the center with a couple stitches.
(If you don't want to sew, you could just fold the rectangle into a cylinder and place the roof strips on top of it. Everything will fall when kids touch it but the house can easily be propped back up).
I then cut a doorway out of the bottom edge and sewed two scraps together to make a roof. I finished the house off by drawing some lines on it to resemble a straw house.
To make the stick house, I followed the same steps as above, sewing together a brown rectangle and cutting out a door. I just used an oddly shaped scrap of brown felt for the roof and drew lines on the house and roof to resemble sticks.
|The stick house without sewing|
To make the brick house, I cut out four rectangles, (2 pairs of identical rectangles), and sewed the edges together with a blanket stitch. If you want a no-sew option, just cut a long rectangle out instead and make it a cylindrical shape like the other two houses. I then cut out a door and drew a brick pattern on and our three houses were set.
|The 3 houses sewn together|
|With the doors cut out|
Because we had a PlanToys Arctic Fox to play the part of the big bad wolf and a PlanToys pig and an Anamalz pig, I just had to sew the third pig.
|Huffing and puffing and blowing houses down.|
This Thursday, I will show you how to make a simple pig out of an old shirt.
This was a simple, quick project that led to lots of fun, as we acted out the 3 Little Pigs. (The Big Bad Arctic Fox just ran away in our version though without being boiled alive. Lucky him).
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