Friday, May 23, 2014

Flannel Friday: Whose Tool is This?

In case you aren't familiar with it, Flannel Friday is a weekly series where librarian bloggers share descriptions of flannel boards and other storytime props.

My contribution for the week is a flannel board I created for an upcoming storytime on tools. It was inspired by the book "Who Uses This?" by Margaret Miller. This book shows various objects used in different occupations and asks kids to guess who uses each.

I put a hold on "Who Uses This" as a book to read during storytime, and decided there were two things about it I wasn't crazy for. First of all, the pictures are a bit dated. Secondly, some of the tools mentioned don't seem to be ones kids would be familiar with. For instance, one picture shows a juggling pin. Even I wasn't quite sure what that was at first.

Because I still liked the concept of the book I adapted it into a flannel board. All pieces are made out of felt and glued together with tacky glue where necessary.

 Here is the completed product: 

The paintbrush was made freehand:

The hammer was traced based on a template:

As was the the stethoscope. I did add some glitter for fun:

The mailbag was found among some old flannel pieces.

Finally I couldn't resist adding one of the tools of my trade. I'm really
 hoping the kids will be able to guess this one:

This week's Flannel Friday Roundup is hosted by Lisa at Libraryland. To participate in upcoming roundups, or get more information head over to the Flannel Friday Blog


  1. I love 'riddle' type flannel sets! And you can never go wrong adding glitter! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for reading :)

  2. Love this - I thought the same thing about that book, but this is a brilliant solution! Thanks!

    1. No problem! I liked your contribution this week too. I might have to use it for an upcoming beach themed storytime :)