Great quiet time busy book stuff
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This is something I've been wanting to make for over 5 years. For some reason I've just never gotten around to doing it. I searched the internet for some ideas, borrowed a few and came up with a few of my own. I'll eventually be making a girl version for my daughter because I always like them to have matching things. Here's my first quiet book! The alligator has a zipper mouth so he can eat the bird, turtle, and fish.
I made this quiet book last year. I took new pictures and re-wrote the tutorial, so it's a bit more user friendly. Anyone can make a quiet book. Here, I'm just giving you ideas on what to put on your pages. A Quiet Book is a fabric book with activities designed to keep your little one quiet during Mass, a meeting, on a road trip, or any other time little hands and minds need a distraction. We try to keep ours away from the regular toys so it is a special treat when they get to play with it.
Need something to keep little hands busy while waiting at the doctor, the bank, or while traveling this summer? Here's a little marble maze game that can fit right in your purse to pull out at a moments notice . . . I started with two 4 1/2 x6 1/2 inch pieces of fabric. With right sides together I sewed a small quarter inch seam around the edge, leaving a small opening. Clip corners, then turn right side out. Sew the maze pattern on your fabric ( make sure you leave enough room for the marble to go through the maze), put the marble inside and then sew up your opening.
Thank you for all the kind comments about the quiet books. I was happy to hear that several of you plan on making one. (You can see them HERE . ) First lets talk about supplies. Contrary to popular belief I didn't use felt for my quiet book pages. I used Pellon.
A little while ago I was a guest over at Sew Can Do for her Craftshare 2011 series. I was pretty excited. She asked me to share a glue gun project.
Two Sundays ago we were sitting in church and Caden had finished looking at his Big Busy Book! I put it on the seat next to me and Drake picked it up. I haven't really used it with him because I really made it with Caden in mind. I watched him fumble around with the big book and decided that he needed one that was more his size. I watched as he played and kept note of all of the things he liked and the things he passed by without a care. And so the Bitty Busy Book was born.
Mar When I was a kid, a busy book was a standard take-along to church. The big soft books filled with fabric pages would teach various counting, sorting, and fine motor skills, all the while keeping a young child quietly entertained. So I was taken back in time when I read about the busy book that Big Hands, Little World made for her own son. Read her blog post to see all the activities she included in this fabric book. [via The Crafty Crow ]
Quiet Book / Busy Book Jump start your child's intellectual and creative mind with 12 pages of fun and engaging activities. This quiet book is perfect for those places your child needs to sit quiet. Perfect for the doctor's office, church, bed time and traveling. Designed to last - The Busy Book has a super soft, easy to clean microsuede cover that will help this toy become a family treasure! A beautiful book with 10 engaging activities including a magnetic fishing pond, build a snowman, zip a tent and several others.
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