No Sew - Quiet Book
I have been wanting to make a "Quiet Time" book for a long time. We are driving to Orlando for vacation and I wanted to have it ready for our trip. When I researched all the amazing books I quickly found out they take about 4 hours per page when sewn. Since our trip was quickly approaching I knew I didn't have 4 hours per page.
So, I thought, why can't I just use my hot glue gun? So, that is what I did. I have to say, most of the pages didn't take that long to make. Maybe 30-60 minutes per page. The farm and city pages took the longest. Probably closer to the 4 hours. But, overall the book was prepared over a week and a half.
Although a no sew book doesn't look the same as one sewn. I still think it turned out amazing and I am so happy with it!
Another tip about a no sew project. You will probably have to mend things over time. I've had to touch up the finger puppets here and there as they slowly come apart.
*My computer is uploading pictures really slowly this morning so not all the "production" pictures have uploaded. I will get them up as soon as I can.
Felt in various colors (whatever I had on hand)
hot glue gun
3 metal rings
paper fastener for clock
*Each page is glued onto a stiff piece of white felt.
Farm with finger puppets
Each animal has a little pocket to sit in so they don't fall out of the book.
I used stiff felt for the barn.
These finger puppets I made a few months ago. So, their production time is probably a few hours.
Desert and Clock pages.
I love the desert page. I might actually make another page so they are side by side.
Junebug LOVES these rubber reptiles. I got 4 packages on clearance from Walmart.
So, we have a lot of them.
Each one has a spot to hide in that I left untouched by the hot glue gun.
When we travel I will carry a few extra in case we lose any of them :)
I originally was going to use a button for the hands on the clock.
But, I thought after a lot of turning the string might break. So, I used a paper fastener instead.
Mr. Potato Head page PLUS Zipper page.
Every Quiet Book needs a zipper page, right?
Oopsey Daisy has a template you can use.
I made the mouse ears special for our trip!
I simply glued the zipper to the felt to form a pocket.
How I glued the bottom of the pocket.
The city page isn't 100% finished yet. I still have some open spots to fill.
This and the farm pages too the longest.
The car fits in a little pocket next to the house.
I did a rough sketch of how I wanted the streets first.
Then I started to add what buildings, etc. I wanted in the city.
I still have a couple more pages to upload. But, my computer is uploading really slow. So, I will post them later. Including what the cover looks like.