Retro Craft: Felt + Glue = Soft Baby Book

I’ve been a crafty lady — three blog posts in one day! This craft was the result of my crafty brain not shutting off in the wee hours of the night. I started it at 11:30 p.m.

Baby Jack still isn’t into books — reading them, that is. He loves tasting them and drooling on them. I thought it would be fun to make a felt book with no particular story, since he really doesn’t care at this point. It was fun. I even got my husband involved. He proved far artsier than I, which is why I saved his page for the very end.

Felt always makes me think of crafting in the olden days — back when all I had access to were arts & crafts books from my school library where the copyright date was around 1974. It included projects with toilet paper rolls, ric rac and dried macaroni.

This project definitely brought me back.

What you’ll need:

Felt

Fabric scissors

Tacky glue or fabric glue

Darning needle

Embroidery thread

Cut your felt pages to the size you like. I used a CD. Sew them together using embroidery thread. Then cut out shapes and glue them to the pages. Let glue dry. Give to baby. Let baby drool on it and eat it. See how long book holds up. I’m giving it a few days.

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