In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring squirrels that we found around the web. We also had a free download of a squirrel paper bag puppet pattern.
Our pattern of the month is the Squirrel! Squirrels can range in size from 2 inches to 2 feet long. I still think squirrels are adorable even though a neighborhood squirrel frequently dines on my vegetable plants. After doing research for this blog article, I now realize why I’m fighting a losing battle to keep my vegetables from being on his/her buffet table.
Our pattern of the month is the Duck! Ducks have been featured as cartoon characters. For example, Walt Disney’s Donald Duck and Warner Brothers’ Daffy Duck. Our duck pattern is a caricature of the white domesticated duck which is a descendant of the Mallard Duck. The Mallard is the most common and recognized duck of the species.
Our pattern of the month is the Horse! It is believed that horses have evolved over the last 50 million years from much smaller creatures. Even though the horse evolved over tens of million years in the Americas, they went extinct after the last Ice Age. Thankfully, Europeans reintroduced the horse in 16th century to the Americas so little girls could dream of having a horse.
Our pattern of the month is the T-Rex! Kids love the T-Rex! The Tyrannosaurus rex, which is abbreviated to T-Rex, lived on what is now western North America. Scientists now say newly hatched babies looked more like fuzzy turkeys. There is a debate as to whether the T-Rex was a scavenger or predator. I would vote mostly predator because of it’s forward pointing eyes. Also, it’s brain is twice the size of other giant predators. Either way, I wouldn’t want to be in it’s path!
Our pattern of the month is the Goose! An interesting fact about geese is that they were almost all gone due to hunting. Now they have returned. Geese can live practically anywhere, they like grassy areas, parks and fields near water. Some people keep geese as pets. They will follow you around like a dog. In fact, they make great guard dogs.