February 26, 2011
I had so much fun with this project!
I’ve wanted to make a quiet book for a long time and when I was brainstorming something to make with just scraps, this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I have heaps and heaps of scraps and had a wonderful time digging through them, selecting just the perfect ones for each page of my book.
In an attempt to make it educational as well as fun, each page features a different motor skill, and a different number of pieces to manipulate. The first 2 pages have apples you button onto a tree, and flowers you snap onto their stems.
The next set of pages have colorful balloons that velcro on, and once they’re all together, the balloon strings tie together to bunch them. The sweet birds nest has 3 colorful eggs to stuff inside it.
Next I recreated fruits and veggies often consumed in our house and made replicates of them to snap onto their match. And I adore the boat with its fishing lines cast out to hook the sweet little fish!
The back page has every girls dream accessory, a purse, complete with a zippered pocket to store all the pieces to this fun quiet book, ensuring nothing gets lost. My kids can’t get enough of it and to be honest, neither can I! It was fun to make and has been great to have on hand for a good distraction, as well as a wonderful, homemade learning tool.