My second grader is currently reading “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” It’s one of our favorites — a great young reader chapter book, and one of the few Roald Dahl books that doesn’t creep me out. It’s a funny and wonderful story about a feud between three local farmers — Boggis, Bunce, and Bean — and Mr. Fox, who would love to devour their chickens.
So when I joined up with a bunch of other bloggers to create a kid made Christmas ornament based on a children’s book — “Fantastic Mr. Fox” was a shoe-in.
We began with two circles of orange felt, a half circle of white felt, two orange felt triangle ears, some yarn for whiskers, and some fabric markers for his face.
Glue the two orange circles together, then glue the white felt on the front and let dry. Color the ears with the fabric markers.
Add a face and glue on the yarn whiskers. On the back of the ornament, add a loop of ribbon so it can be hung on the tree.
That’s it! Let everything dry, and hang your ornament.
I had a little trouble with the fabric marker on the white felt. You could also embroider the face on, if you have kids who are old enough to learn some basic sewing skills. We tend to be a wee bit impatient here, and I thought the sewing would be one step too many that afternoon, so we settled on the markers instead.
Be sure to check out the other awesome kid made ornaments below, all inspired by children’s books. There are tons of ideas for making ornaments with the kids, and you’ll probably find a few new book suggestions, too!
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