Hope y’all had a great Easter. We’re transitioning back to real life today. Hopefully the kids get back on schedule. As I recently shared in a Five on Friday post that I’ve been making some progress on a Quiet book that I’m making for my 3 year old son and I have finally made enough progress to share a few pages with you. Some people commented that they did not know what a Quiet book is, so for those of you who don’t know, a Quiet Book is basically a book made of fabric that has various activities for a child to do that are (as the name suggests) quiet. Do a quick search in Pinterest and you will find more than enough examples. That’s actually where they first caught my attention.
Pages 1 & 2: Farm with Finger Puppets
I made 4 little farm animal finger puppets that he can use to play in the grass field or around the barn.
I took inspiration from these pages that I found on Pinterest. Jocelyn’s page even has a template you can download to make this page yourself. I just free-handed everything and changed things a little based on how I wanted to do it. She also has templates to make many other pages so be sure to check all of those out if you think you’d like to make one yourself.
To make my Quiet Book I’m using felt and adding in some details with embroidery floss. I’m using hot glue to put everything together. I’m a little clumsy and let’s just say my hot glue gun and I have a love-hate relationship. I love how easy it makes things, but I’ve burned my fingers more than a few times. Part of that is just me trying to glue teeny, tiny little pieces down. But teeny, tiny little finger puppets gotta have eyes, don’t they?
If you are even thinking at all of possibly making one of these you should! The materials are inexpensive and it’s such an easy project. It can be time consuming, depending on how much detailing you want to add to your book, but that’s entirely up to you. Plus you can customize your book to the interests of your child.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the next two pages of my book and hopefully getting a little more progress done on it as well.