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« on: May 27, 2006 09:13:04 PM »

I made this felt button book for my 2-year-old daughter. Each page represents a different season. For each page there is a pocket full of little felt shapes she can fasten onto the page using the buttons. This way she can arrange and rearrange the pictures any way she wants. It was pretty easy and inexpensive to make. Just needed some felt, buttons, hot glue, cute printed fabric from the remnants bin, and some scrap denim and ribbon. She loves it. It's great to take on trips when I need her to stay occupied for a while.



The pages before they were sewn together (Fall is my favorite one):


Fall page without the felt shapes:


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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006 09:19:35 PM »

wow, that is so fabulous! fall is my favorite scene too Smiley  what a lucky little girl you have!  she will treasure it, i'm sure.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006 09:21:32 PM »

oh my gosh that is just one of the coolest things i have ever seen.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006 09:21:48 PM »

you made me want to be 2 again...  i looooved it!
and look at her.. she looks so happy.  what a little princess!
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006 05:58:05 AM »

That's so beautiful!  What a great idea ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2006 06:11:34 AM »

Wow! What an adorable idea. I am a Montessori teacher of 3-6 year olds, and I sometimes make felt play sets to go with books we're reading that relate to units of study (like in the winter, I made a Tomten felt set.) This is a great idea, because it gets in the practical/fine motor skill of buttoning as well! If you don't mind, I'd like to make something like this for my class sometime!
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2006 07:11:40 AM »

ahh! that's so awesome, I would have loved that as a child... actually, I would love that now!
Good job
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2006 02:29:12 PM »

What an amazing idea!!  I totally love this! 
It is a wonderful concept and excellent follow through!
Your little girl is adorable (that pictue is a keeper)!  Good job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2006 05:31:01 PM »

That's so cute!  I love the little deer Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006 08:06:50 PM »

Thanks everyone! Autumn was so excited while I was making it. She kept saying "Is it done yet? Can I play with it?" hehe.

Wow! What an adorable idea. I am a Montessori teacher of 3-6 year olds, and I sometimes make felt play sets to go with books we're reading that relate to units of study (like in the winter, I made a Tomten felt set.) This is a great idea, because it gets in the practical/fine motor skill of buttoning as well! If you don't mind, I'd like to make something like this for my class sometime!

Thanks! I definitely don't mind if you use this idea. I'm sure the kids will love it.
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