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Reminder Pots
Frog, Bear, Cow, Pig & Chicken
by Sharon Graves-MacRae

These little reminder pots make great gifts. Give them to friends and they'll always be reminded of the good friend who gave it.  Cut around the dotted lines of poem, laminate and safety pin with ribbon to hat. Or for a note card cut poems apart with top block intact and fold in half with poem as front of card.

Wouldn't these critters also look cute hanging?  Just cut a small hole in the hat and run a loop of jute thru the pot hole and knot.   You could even put three or more on the same jute rope, knotting after each one.  Or try attaching a cow bell or small wind chimes to the jute knot inside.  Use your imagination with these!  They are fun.

Print reminder poems 4-up here:  Good Day Frog, Cheery Bear, Blessings Cow, Piggy Pig, Cool Chick Chicken and Charming Frog.

 

Frog:  Base coat in dark green acrylic paint.  Paint stripes of black, brown and lighter green.  Paint facial features with black and add white to eyes.  Glue on a straw hat and silk or dried flowers.

Bear:  Base coat with brown acrylic paint.  Paint paws and muzzle with a lighter washed out brown/white mix.  Paint facial features with black and add white to eyes.   Glue a black pom to back for tail.  Glue black or dark brown poms or circles of felt to hat for ears.  Glue on a straw hat and silk or dried flowers.

 

Cow:  Base coat with white or cream acrylic paint.  Paint nose with dark flesh tone.  Paint facial features and feet with black. Paint bottom hoofs with dark flesh tone.  Paint black cow spots.  Cut a circle of black felt and slightly smaller white felt for each ear.  Glue white onto black, pinch together and glue to hat.  Glue on hat and silk or dried flowers.  For hair, glue a few short pieces of off-white yarn under hat, above the eyes. Braid a few strands of the yarn for tail.

Pig:  Base coat with a pinkish skin tone color.  Paint feet and nose a darker shade.  Paint facial features and toes in black. Cut small ears from flesh colored felt.  Glue ears to hat.  Glue on hat and silk or dried flowers.  Glue a piece of jute to back for tail.  If desired to curl tail, dip jute in stiffener, wrap around small dowel and let dry.  

Chicken: Base coat with warm white.  Paint facial features, wings and feet in black. Paint beak with a red/black mix and detail with black.  Add white to eyes.  Cut out and glue a red felt crown to hat.  Glue on hat and silk or dried flowers.

Clip Art Credits:  http://www.wilsoninfo.com/stillgifs2.htm  bear|
http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/Seminars/piggy/default.html pig
http://www.beautifulclipart.com/php/list.php3?category=Animals&lim=110
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http://www.catsbackalley.com
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