IMG_20170206_211145940With real fabric bedclothes and a person to put in and out of bed, this is fun to play with as well as to make.

You will need:

  • White card
  • Coloured pens, pencils or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Pieces of fabric
  • Glue

I made two beds out of one piece of A4 card, and also cut the people out of the same piece:

IMG_20170206_211105146Cut the card in half.  Then take one piece and fold it almost in half.  Cut a rectangle out of the larger half, and use that to make the person.  With the L-shaped piece you have left, fold the excess over to tuck in the sheet.  The flap can be glued down, but doesn’t need to be.

Let the children choose their fabrics, and cut a rough square of fabric for a duvet cover and a rectangle for a pillow.  Glue them to the card.

Draw the person’s features, pyjamas, etc.  I made my person reversible so that they were asleep on one side and awake on the other.

To stop the person falling out of bed, either glue the bed together at the bottom or make sure the person has their arms above the covers when they get in.


Story: Ten in the Bed Ten in the BedPenny Dale ; Walker Books 2001WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle 

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