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by Dawn McLaughlin
of Michael’s Arts & Crafts Store

Paul Bunyan is a myth, or folk tale. He was a very large lumber jack. Most of the tales about him revolve around his size and his best friend, Babe the Blue Ox. They said that Paul had grown out of his father’s clothes by the time he was one week old and that the tracks he and Babe made running around Minnesota made the 10,000 lakes.

You will need:

  • 1 Each craft bag - red, blue
  • Felt - red heather, blue heather,
    brown, flesh, black
  • Stiffened felt - red, grey, brown
  • 4 Oval wiggle eyes
  • 1/2 Yard jute
  • Black fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • White paper
  • Cardboard display board - white
  • Acrylic paint - assorted colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Craft knife


1. Referring to patterns trace and cut patterns from felt for Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
2. Glue pieces for Babe the Blue Ox to the blue craft bag with the handles of the bag facing down. Glue two wiggle eyes in place.
3. Tie a shoestring bow with jute and glue to neckline of Babe.
4. Glue pieces for Paul Bunyan to the red craft bag. The handles should be facing down. Glue the arms along the back edge on either side of the craft bag, sticking out to the side. Use a black fabric marker to detail around felt pieces. Glue two wiggle eyes in place.
5. With adult supervision, cut a window in the center of the cardboard display board for the theatre.
6. Using assorted acrylic paint colors, paint a woodland scene on the display board.

Beacon™ Kids Choice Glue™; Fiskars® Scissors; Toner Plastics, Inc.™ Natural Knots; Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint

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