Flamingo Fun Facts

The puppet sewing pattern of the month is the flamingo.  To celebrate we have a FREE coloring page you can download.

We didn’t set out to create a flamingo puppet pattern but a customer requested one. We are so happy that we did make a pattern. The flamingo is a beautiful bird and the puppet made from our pattern is just adorable!   We’ve used the puppet in puppet shows and it is always a hit with the audience (kids and adults)!

Fun Facts

The word ‘flamingo’ comes from the Spanish word ‘flamenco’ which means fire and refers to the bright pink or orange color of the feathers

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  • The bright colors in the feathers comes from the food they eat.
  • The backward bending of their “knee” is actually an ankle.  The knee is hidden by the feathers.
  • A female flamingo lays only one egg a year.
  • A flamingo can fly up to 35 miles an hour.
  • Flamingos are about 4-5 feet high and weigh only 4-8 pounds.

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UPCOMING flamingo craft Activities

In our next blog we’ll be sharing ideas and links for some flamingo activities that we’ve found around on the web.  As a bonus we will have a free pattern for the kids to make their own flamingo paper bag puppet.

Until then, enjoy our free download of a flamingo coloring page for the kids to color!

You can buy the Flamingo Puppet Sewing Pattern here.   It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial to make sewing even easier.  Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow.