Friday, September 16, 2016

Printable Quiet Book- Dress the Potato


Today I am sharing the eighth post in the Printable Quiet Book Series. This cute little potato is reminiscent of a favorite toy of my girls. They love dressing up the potato in all of their finery! It keeps them busy for hours! 

From the first post: 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. 



You will need:
  • The Printables at the end of this post
  • scissors
  • magnetic tape or velcro 
  • a Laminator and Laminating sheets (I love my Scotch Laminator)




Print the pages in color and laminate the background page. Cut out each of the pieces and then laminate them as well. After they are laminated, cut them out again. I didn't cut out the center of the glasses again, I thought it made them look more like real glasses. There are several ways you can make the accessories stick to the potato. You can add small squares of felt to the back of each accessory and several squares on the potato. You can also use velcro squares instead of felt. I prefer to use magnet tape on the accessorizes and then have the kids play with the book using a magnetic surface that can be placed under the background page.


Add this page to your quiet book, with the pieces.  You can glue a sandwich bag to the back of one of the pages to hold the pieces or you can add a small zipper pouch at this point in the book. I went with the pouch because the potato has so many pieces. 

Check out the other pages of the quiet book here:

 Mouse Threading Page 
Alien Space Page
Ocean Animals Page
Paper Dolls

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28 comments:

Karen Morse said...

Aw...what an adorable activity to have the little ones do and to find some quiet time in the process! Love the potato - what a charming little fellow! ;)

Jocelyn Brown said...

Do you ever NOT come up with something that blows my mind? This is perfect and I want to make one for my little one!

Ellie Augustin said...

This is the cutest EVER I have to do this w/my littest because everything (I have NO clue why) is about Potatoes ha.. so she is gonna love this.

Taylor Mobley said...

What a fun and easy craft for kids! Lets mom have some time to sit and relax too! I'm sure your kids got a kick out of it!

Theresa Pickett said...

What a cute printable! My kids love their potato toy, and they would have so much fun with this!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

These were adorable! I have a long road trip coming up and I will be printing these out for my toddler. This would also be perfect for when we go out to eat!

Amber N said...

This is a great activity! My daughter loves doing little projects like this. She gets bored so easily! Gotta keep her busy.

Roxanne Ferber said...

I am super jealous of anyone who has a laminator in their home! I want one too!!!

jillconyers said...

You really have a laminator at home? That is so cool! Your craft projects are always so cute.

Nicole Escat said...

What a fun idea! Kids would really love it for sure, I'm thankful that I found this.

Brittany Muddamalle said...

I love quiet books. This is our first year homeschooling my two older kids and I'm ALWAYS looking for things to keep my little one busy. Otherwise he's a little tornado!

Terri Steffes said...

I think these should be in every dentist, doctor, and any other office kids need to be in. What fun for anyone who picks these up!

Deb Clem-Buckert said...

Super cute idea! I never made books when my daughter was little. very clever!

Rebecca Bryant said...

This is fabulous. I like these DIY place idea. They are great for kids.

Amanda Love said...

How adorable is this idea! I think it's a lot of fun and it will also exercise their creativity! This will keep them busy for a few good hours too. Awesome!

Heather said...

How freaking cute is this! I love Mr. Potato Head growing up, and this looks like something that my kids would LOVE!

Kimberly Stroh said...

Mr. Potato Head is never going out of style! I love this reinvention of the classic. My son would love it.

Brittany F said...

My oldest would love this and I think it could give me a couple minutes of peace. I'll have to give it a try, especially next time I have a phone call and need him to be busy playing.

OurFamilyWorld said...

What a fun activity for the little ones. My twin granddaughters will have loads of fun doing this.

Sheri said...

This is a very lovely and creative idea and activity to do. Looks like a lot of fun

Kait said...

What a great idea! I don't have kids, but I know if I did I would absolutely crave quiet time!

Rachel Catherine said...

What a cute little printable. My daughter would have fun with this for an afternoon or two.

Becca Wilson said...

This is such a cute idea that my kids would love! Potato head is one of my kids' favorites.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg how cute is this?!?! My daughter went through a big potato head phase while ago!!! I bet she would still like this since potato head is part of her past!

Dawn McAlexander said...

That would be a great thing for a birthday party game. And you could judge the best "dressed" and give them a prize.

Ron Leyba said...

Oh my! hahaha This is totally fun and cute. Love this!

Whitney S. said...

This is super duper cute!! Reminds me of the Mr. Potato Head toy! This is such a great idea for kids!

sparkleshinylove said...

This is such a cute idea! I know that my son will love to do this!

 
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