Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Printable Quiet Book- Help The Mouse Eat The Cheese

When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cutting out pieces and hand embroidering, it took me months. My daughter loved it and played with it often, but I always wished it was easier to add pages to it. I wanted to add new pieces and new pages, but it seemed like a daunting task. 

Our second daughter is just at the age now where I am wishing for a quiet book again. When I started saving ideas and thinking about what I wanted to do for her book, I realized that a printable quiet book would be so much easier. It would be perfect for people who don't think of themselves as crafty and it would be easy to add more pages to if I wanted to later. So the printable quiet book was born. 

Between my husband and I, we have finally completed the book and I am in love with it. There are paper dolls and play sets and all sort of amazing that doesn't take more than some printing and cutting. Today I am sharing the very first page, so look out for the others coming soon! 


This mouse page is one of my favorites in the hole book. This threading page is perfect for keeping those little hands busy. 

 You will need:
The Printable Quiet Book Page
Ribbon
Scissors
a glue gun
a Laminator and Laminating sheets (I love my Scotch Laminator)


Print the printable at the end of this post and then cut out each of the holes. I find it is easiest to cut out the holes with an exacto knife, but scissors work too.  Once the holes are cut out, place the page in a laminating sheet and feed it through a laminator then, cut the holes out again. Cut the little mouse out and laminate it as well. Cut a long length of ribbon and hot glue one end to the back of the mouse and one end to the back of the page.


Add it to your quiet book and you have a page that is a lot of fun without a lot of work!

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Printable Quiet Book- Help The Mouse Eat The Cheese
 
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22 comments:

Karen Morse said...

Um...this is the CUTEST ever! I want to help the mouse, too! Love how creative it is and easy to create!
Karen

Ashley said...

I need this! We are so podcast dependent at quiet time. And now my daughter quotes the Blue Apron ad that runs before her stories podcast 😳

Author TP Keane said...

What a great activity for small kids. It will certainly help with their dexterity too.

Heather Seeley said...

What a great idea! My 3 kids would love doing this activity. So creative, thank you for sharing.

Dawn McAlexander said...

This is so cute! What a great way to keep the kids busy and creative. This is a good learning tool too.

Wow Di said...

Oh this is so cute! I have a few friends with kids who would appreciate some quiet time projects so I'll be passing this on for sure!

Terri Steffes said...

This is a super cute idea! Can't wait to see other pages. I wonder if hole punches would help? Love it. Pinned it.

Erica said...

What a lovely idea! I used to teach Montessori and this is such a great activity for developing those motor skills... Love it.

Amie @ Busy Bliss said...

This is such a cute idea! My kids would have loved something like this as a toddler.

Roxanne Ferber said...

This is such a super cute idea! I love all the wonderful things you come up with!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is such a creative idea. I love that you can make it with your child first and then play with it together.

Yvonne Sowell said...

A printable quiet book is perfect! I tried making felt objects before and I got pricked all over my fingers. Hahah

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Becca Wilson said...

This is such a cute activity to use during quiet time. I can see how it would fine tune motor skills too!

Wendy said...

This is such a cute DIY activity. I am the least crafty person on the planet but I need to do this for my daughter.

Heather said...

What a great idea! I have been trying to collect new ideas for toddlers, it has been a while since we had one in the house (my middle guy is six), but now we have one and she is crazy!

Ali Gilbert said...

This is such a cute idea! My son who is one would have a blast putting the mouse in and out of the holes of the cheese. Thanks for the printable!

Quezzo said...

This is so cute! My daughter would love using something like this.

Paula said...

This is such a cute idea, and something that I know my son would like. He really likes mice :)

Kimberly Stroh said...

This looks adorable! I love how cute and creative you are. I need to try it!

Karen Coghlan said...

Hello, I do not have any little ones, but I can see where there would be times that quiet would be helpful... Love the book, it is beautiful...

Christina Aliperti said...

What a cute and genius idea! I know my little niece would love playing with this quiet book.

Organic Deal Diva said...

This is a great idea for my kids!!! I'm making one this week!! :) Such a simple but fun idea for kids

 
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