I finished my quiet book on Friday night. It turned out really cute and my kids love it. I’ve already test-drove it at a restaurant! My mom, my 13 year old sister, 10 year old daughter and 4 year old niece and I went out for a girls lunch so I brought the book along. It kept ALL of us busy! I incorporated some fun game pages (tic tac toe and Hangman) that the older girls loved (me included) and the 4 year old loved the farm page. The only change I might make the next time around is to not actually bind it into a book. The only reason I say that is it would be nice for the older girls to play with the tic tac toe page while the younger one can play with another page. My idea would be to create pages and then create a closable “book” encasement to hold them all together. So my tic tac toe page would have an envelope on the back so it is one contained page. Make sense?
As you can see I made it all out of felt. The pages are 8″x8″… to make it even easier I would recommend 9×9 since the felt is 9″ wide you would just have to cut off 3″ of length.
Now flip it over and do the same with the back cover – see image to see how to line up (you want the seam to be hidden).
Set this aside and take your first two pages. Sew them together down the left side. Do this again for the next two pages and so on.
Now it is time to bind into a book. The spine is too thick for the machine, so get out your needle and thread.