Flannel: Five Little Unicorns

Welcome to guest blogger Youth Librarian Sarah Simpson! Sarah is the flannel queen at my library, and I am so excited to be able to share some of her incredible flannel work on Book Cart Queens. Read on for full adorableness! – Annamarie

Find more Flannel Fun:

Flannel Friday Posts (like this one!)
Flannel & Magnet Activity Videos

Five Little Unicorns

Adapted from the book That’s Not My Unicorn… by Fiona Watts

That’s not my unicorn. It’s ears are too fluffy.

That’s not my unicorn. It’s hooves are too bumpy.

That’s not my unicorn. It’s tail is too long.

That’s not my unicorn. It’s wings have too many stripes.

Oh wait, look at this unicorn!
It’s mane is so purple and sparkly!
It’s wings and horn are so shiny!
This is my unicorn!

All of the Usborne That’s Not My… books could lend themselves to flannel activities. Alternatively, you could use these unicorns with this rhyme adapted from Literacious:

I saw five little unicorns – creatures I adore.
The blue one pranced away and then there were four.

I saw four little unicorns resting by a tree.
The tan one pranced away, and then there were three.

I saw three little unicorns – they were quite a crew.
The purple one pranced away, and then there were two.

I saw two little unicorns – I watched them run and run.
The pink one pranced away, and then there was one.

I saw a white unicorn standing in the sun.
It pranced away, and then there were none.

Making Flannels

When making flannels, I use these materials:

  • Stiff Felt (highly recommended!)
  • Puffy Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Sharp Scissors (Fiskars preferred)

Learn how to use the above photos (or any pictures) as a pattern or template at
Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime.

And a big shoutout to Mr. Keith’s blog, Felt-tastic Flannelbaord Funtime, for providing inspiration for my feltboard ideas. None of my flannels are direct reproductions of anyone’s work, but I am inspired most often by his style.


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