Revisit post! If you remember I have posted some pictures before, but now I am going to give you a quick overall tutorial so you can make this adorable activity book for your cutie pie! Okay!
I have to share this little project that I started on that is virtually no-sew!!! Yes, I said an easy NO-SEW project! There are so many endless possibilities for this project! The size I made is perfect for on the go moms to slip down in their purse to entertain their child on a car ride or in a waiting room, or anywhere. Its mess free because the velcro on the back the kids can stick it down and go, and moms can rest assured no pieces will be left behind! So take a peek below at the kids felt activity book and let your mind wander and imagine all sorts of possibilities for your kids book!
Please note that mine is not completed for the fact that I ran out of velcro pieces….
Project rated: beginner
Time needed: 2 hours tops
Here is what you will need for this activity book:
– around 3 or 4 pages of felt depending upon the size of your book. (mine was small enough to easily fit in a handbag. However you could easily make the book as big as the whole piece of felt if you wish.)
– hot glue sticks
– hot glue gun
– felty scraps
– Velcro dots or cut up Velcro strips.
– a little artistic skill or stencils 🙂
Here is how you do it:
– take your pieces (mine already were rectangles so I just cut them to the desires size across) measure them, marking lightly with pencil.
– cut along the mark across. Using a ruler if necessary to keep nice straight lines.
– repeat for all as many pages as you desire.
– NOTE: your strips should look like long rectangles kept sideways or horizontal.
– measure and find the center or your strips.
– use the center to put a line of hot glue.
– Place your next page over top of it.
– repeat for all pages.
– now that you have your pages it is time to plan what will be on them.
– once you have your ideas break out the felty scraps and artistic ability! (or stencils.)
– make your pieces. Hot glue down the pieces that are not interactive. And hot glue down Velcro dots to the back of the interactive pieces. (some pages have places to put the dots: the doll, tic-tac-toe, etc. otherwise I have found that the sticky side of the Velcro sticks well to the felt.)
– finish the inside of the book and embellish the cover as you see fit!
The possibilities with this project. So have fun with it and be creative. Your child will live the interactive aspect. Keeping them occupied during a long drive, waiting room, meeting, or a new favorite toy. As a kid I loved toys like this and had fun making it.
Here is the index: ocean, flower outdoors, clothes for doll, doll, more clothes, design your own pizza, tic-tac-toe.
This is the front or cover of the activity booklet. Notice mine is still blank, I am debating adding ribbon and button loop closure. Along with my God Sister’s name.
Here is the underwater scene which comes directly after the cover page. Blue underwater background. And it has two velcro fishies your child can interact with. Glup Glup.
Since my activity book was for a little girl I included a flower garden page. Including 2 flower pieces and 2 butterflies. If you had a little boy you could easily accommodate.
Here we have the dress up doll, the velcro dots are where she can add clothes to her. Which I have some examples of the clothes I have made below. I did the face with a sharpie. 🙂
Clothes that she can put on the doll above to dress her up. I also have hair dos on the other page.
I did not show that much but this will at least hopefully get your crafty wheels turning!
Remember to be creative and make it specific to your child. All this combined and you will have a long-lasting toy they wont want to put down.
Comment if you have any questions or to share the love 🙂
Thanks for reading and keep it crafty out there!!!