Do you know the Barbapapa Family?
It's a French cartoon family, where each member changes shape to become whatever is needed in the situation. They are a peaceful and friendly family of seven; colorful and blob-like. My toddler friend, Lilly, introduced me to the cartoon dubbed in German (her mother's native language). Since Lilly just became a big sister, I made a Barbapapa mobile to introduce baby Dylan to his sister's obsession.
Imagine, if you will, that five members of the family decide to take flight among the clouds, becoming a balloon, airplane, bird, kite and butterfly.
|Barbabright, the high-flying kite|
|Barbapapa, the big Balloon|
|Barbazoo the Bird and Barbalala the Butterfly|
|Barbabelle, the Aeroplane|
|Fluffy felt clouds under the rainbow ribbon|
Each of the Barbapapas is needle felted from wool roving, while the clouds are handsewn flat felt around a ring.