January 18th is AA Milne’s birthday. We are celebrating by joining bloggers from around the world for a Winnie The Pooh blog hop. At the bottom of this post you will see related stories, activities, games, sensory, recipes and crafts.
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Whilst shopping in Hobbycraft, I noticed that their mache letters were reduced. I have been toying with the idea of creating a name display for Adam so it seemed the perfect opportunity to create DIY Winnie The Pooh letters.
The mache letters are eight inches tall and it is the first time I have created anything with 3D letters. I quickly discovered that poster paint just soaks straight into the mache. As a result I had to give each letter a base coat of white acrylic paint. After that initial coat I could then use our normal Ready Mixed Paint. The DIY Winnie The Pooh letters too took a couple of days to make as I had to wait for each layer of paint to dry. The letters had 4 or 5 coats of paint and then a Permanent Marker was used to add the detail.
Letter A represents Winnie The Pooh. I used yellow and red paint and attached yellow card ears with double-sided tape.
D is Piglet, Poohs best friend. Piglet wears a long striped shirt (which used to be green but Disney changed it to pink). Piglet is created with two shades of pink paint and a permanent marker pen to create the detail.
The second letter A is Tigger. A black permanent marker pen was used to create Tigger’s strips.
Finally the letter M represents Eeyore. In the original text Eeyore is described as grey. When Disney created animated feature films based on the books, Eeyore remained grey. However, when Disney started to merchandise the characters they changed his colour to blue. I added a glitter pink bow used foam craft.
If your child has a longer name you could always create the additional characters. Christoper Robin, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo could be made.
At the moment our DIY Winnie The Pooh letters are displayed downstairs on our fire place. However, they will soon be placed in Adam’s bedroom. They would make a wonderful display in a childs nursery or could be given as a gift.
Check out these other Winnie The Pooh inspired activities to celebrate Winnie The Pooh Day:
Make These Cute Paper Plate Piglets from Peakle Pie
Winnie the Pooh Book Review from Witty Hoots
Winnie-the-Pooh’s Honey Snacks from Kelly’s Classroom
Playing Winnie the Pooh’s Favourite Game – Pooh Sticks from Play & Learn Everyday
Where in The World is Winnie The Pooh? from Castle View Academy
Simple Art for Little Girl’s Room With Free Printable from Play Dough & Popsicles
Whimsical Winnie the Pooh Kids Birthday Party from Crafty Mama in ME
Paper Plate Winnie the Pooh Craft from In the Playroom
Winnie the Pooh Play Doh Invitation to Play from Something 2 Offer
Honey Playdough from Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
DIY Winnie The Pooh Figurines from Mama Smiles
Winnie The Pooh Sensory Bin from Raising Little Superheroes