This week's storytime was prepared by our new teen librarian, so I suggested a puppet adaptation of Thank You Bear by Greg Foley's for her Friends theme (I'd used it for my Boxes Storytime). I used to have a little mouse, but it vanished! I searched around locally but didn't find anything I liked, so I made one instead. All of the other characters were puppets we have on hand.
I created the pattern first with paper, to work out the kinks, then cut it out of felt. Using hot glue I attached the tummy piece on the sides and top, then glued down the top of the nose. Voila! Add the eyes, ears and nose and it's good to go!
Choosing a tail. I also stitched in some whiskers, and added a dot of whiteout on the eyes.
And mouse is all ready for his gift from bear.