I had the thought to make a Quiet Book for my daughter.
A Quiet Book is a soft fabric or felt book with batting inside (well most of the time). It’s made for children and has activities and little things to keep little busy people busy. They are just the cutest things!
You can buy them, or make them. Since my daughter was a little older than the age most people make Quiet Books for (she was 7 as of this writing) I decided to customize one for her.
Pulling Together Supplies for the Quiet Book
I didn’t really want to go out and buy a bunch of craft stuff and fabric to make her Quiet Book with so the only things I purchased were a few fabric squares from the quilting clearance bin at my local fabric store.
I used the pretty quilt fabric for the front back and spine. I used some basic natural cotton for the pages. I used thin batting to stuff the pages. And then I used felt fabric for the activities.
I got ideas from all over the internet and then at the end I landed upon this site, Girl Inspired, and took a few ideas to pretty up my Peanut’s Quiet Book.
My Peanut’s book is not big. Only 3 activities on 6 pages, but I am surprised by how much she enjoys it. It could be because I made it. I’m not trying to toot my own horn or anything but I have noticed for the last few years that she really treasures the things that people make for her rather than buy.
These are the pages of her Quiet Book.
1-2: Braid Practice Page. Peanut has very long hair. This page is to start teaching her to braid. As you probably know, if you have girls with dolls, doll hair is awful and knots up quickly. Her doll’s hair isn’t fit for much anything except cutting so I made this doll hair from yarn.
3-4: Tic Tac Toe: We love playing Tic Tac Toe and having a game for on the go means the Peanut strikes up a game wherever we are young and old.
5-6: Felt doll and cupboard with fabric clothing.
- You can read more about Quiet Books on the Quiet Book Blog
- Find Quiet Book Patterns on the same blog.
- Wendy of Ladybug DayDreams shares her Quiet Book that she made for her nephew.
- You can find a lot of beautiful Quiet Book Patterns on my favorite place for the original, Etsy
- And also a lot of already made for your quiet books.