Several other Flannel Friday participants have already flanneled Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons, but I am going to share mine too. I decided to fit my version into my pajama themed story time because I could not wait to use this story and many pajamas have buttons, right? So, I made Pete out of craft foam using an image for the shape of his head and free handing the rest. I gave him some groovy flannel pajamas adorned with real plastic craft buttons. And he has some yarn whiskers.
I decided that I really wanted my buttons to 'pop' off of Pete, so I rigged them with some fishing line. I wove the fishing line in and out of the button holes a few times, tied them tight, and left a long tail. I placed a piece of sticky back velcro on the back of each button, then I wound the end of the fishing line in a complete loop around a small piece of sticky back velcro that I then folded in half so that the stickiness would hold the line in place.
|This one is a bit blurry, but you can see the wire going through (actually around) the folded velcro)|
To set up the board, I have Pete on front with his buttons and I wrap the fishing line around to the back (my board has felt on each side, otherwise I would have added a soft side of velcro or just taped the wire down).
|After taking this picture I cut the wire down so that the velcro reaches just past the back edge of the board.|
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