So my wonderful and dear husband has recently flown cross country with each of our kids while he has been interviewing for a job. He’s done it twice now, once with each child. He’s awesome! I made sure to send him with enough things to entertain and feed the children over the 8-10 hour travel days he had. I had found some pattern pieces online but then couldn’t find them again when I wanted to make them. So I spent a ton of time drafting my own to go with the one I had already saved onto my computer. These pieces fit with the Potato Head template on Oopsey Daisy (such a great site!). If you are a fan of mysteries then you might recognize one of my creations is very specific. Poirot’s mustache is so distinct in the BBC series that I just had to have it. I love it!
I cut these out of the felt that you buy by the yard not from the sheets. The wool by the yard is just a bit thicker and holds up better. I sewed them together using my sewing machine which made it pretty quick to put together. There’s no velcro on them because felt sticks to felt and it was one less thing to worry about. Someday I will sew the main potato head piece into a quietbook but that is for another day.
Since making these I’ve found the links on pinterest to the other felt potato heads I had seen. You can find all the links here: