Quiet Book Tutorial: A Mummy Must-Have!
Some people call these quiet books, others call them busy books… whatever you like to label them, these beautiful little projects are a must-have for tired mums and inquisitive toddlers! Not only does this interactive activity provide young children with a fun way to develop new skills, but it’s a fantastic toy to have tucked in your bag for those moments when you need to keep little hands busy and little minds occupied for a while! Check out Penelope Quinn’s quiet book tutorial below, and let your imagination run wild with different colours and themes, to create scene-scapes your little one will love!
You Will Need:
- 8-10 sheets of stiff A5 felt & a selection of coloured soft felt
- Hook and loop Velcro
- Glue gun and hot glue
- Shower curtain rings
No-Sew Quiet Book Tutorial:
There are so many clever ideas you could incorporate into your book; I’ve included veggies that can be ‘pulled’ from the ground, cars that can ‘race’ around a road, a little boy that can become a superhero, and more. Let your imagination run wild, or try to incorporate things that your little one loves, like their favourite animals, or TV characters.
Take 10 sheets of stiff A5 felt sheets, and make a small hole about 4cm from each end, on one side. These will be the holes that we’ll bind our book with.
Now, start drawing onto felt the shapes you need, or go right ahead and cut it out freehand! I found a felt tip pen was perfect to mark the felt. Get creative!
Use your hot glue gun to stick on all your bits – you can use both sides of the A5 felt, just be careful to make sure the holes will line up.
If you want bits to move, simply glue on a piece of the ‘hook’ side of your Velcro. It will stick straight onto the felt!
And finally, use the curtain rings to hold the book together.
You’re done – your quiet book is now complete, and ready to be put to the test!
This is a fantastic craft project to create with older siblings, and is sure to be a hit with the littlest in the family.
Looking for more kids craft ideas? Check out the rest of our projects, articles and tutorials designed for mini crafters, right here!