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Ever since our Elliette was born, Finn has been a fantastic big brother. But I’ve been getting little signs lately that despite how much he loves her, he needs some quality one-on-one time with Mommy and Daddy. One thing that gets him more excited than anything is watching superhero movies with Daddy (we’re a family of long-time Marvel fans!), and new releases are kind of a big deal around here.
So, when the release date for Guardians of the Galaxy started approaching, I knew we had to plan a movie night…with no baby sisters allowed!
That just means staying up a little later, hanging out in the tent with Mom, and watching a movie that is usually off-limits. (Since it’s rated PG-13, Daddy previewed it first so we would know which parts to skip for our little guy.)
It turned out to be just what he needed – some snacks he didn’t have to share, no phone distractions, and connecting with Mommy and Daddy over cool stuff…and right now, cool = Groot!
I don’t know what it is about Groot. Maybe it’s because we’re a tree-hugging, nature-loving family, or maybe it’s just because he’s so darned cool-looking, but my son just loves Groot, and so do I! It seems that everyone else does, too, because he’s pretty hard to find.
Baby Groot Craft: Burlap Finger Puppet
We decided to try our hand at making our own Groot. Baby Groot, specifically, since he’s just soooo cute! I’m not sure he fits in our new Milano Starship, but that’s OK.
Isn’t he adorable!?
Sometimes, it’s just so hard to believe that my baby boy is big enough to watch superhero movies with Daddy and play with toys I don’t quite get, like action figures and “battle sounds” starships. That stuff is more Daddy’s style. But for now – finger puppets are still fun, too, so I’m running with it!
This little guy was inspired by a set of burlap puppets my kids play with all the time…and the crafty time was just another way to fit in a little QT.
Burlap Baby Groot Finger Puppet
What you’ll need:
- one small piece of brown or tan felt, approx. 2″ x 3″
- One small piece of brown burlap, approx. 2″ x 3″
- One small piece of green felt
- 2 black buttons
- white, black and green embroidery thread
- needle, fabric glue
Make a tube out of your piece of felt, fitting it to your finger for size. Stitch up the back to fasten it into a tube shape. Cut burlap into the shape of Groot’s head, as shown. (If you have an edge piece that is a little frayed, use that as the top.) With black embroidery thread, stitch on Groot’s mouth. Then fasten button eyes into place by knotting thread in the front of each button. (Since the holes in burlap are pretty big, the eyes could easily pull off. Avoid that by using one piece of thread for both eyes so they are connected in the back, with the end knot on the front of one eye.)
Cut two small leaves out of green felt and glue to Groot’s head. Separate green embroidery thread and wrap 2 thinner threads around Groot’s body, then drape a few over his head. Once they are where you like them, fasten in place with glue. Finally, glue head onto body. Allow to dry, then make him dance!