I have to admit I haven't been as consistent as I've wanted to be, but even so he is doing great with it! The idea is to have a certain blanket that they sit on & play quietly on. No getting up, no running around. It teaches self-control, discipline and contentedness as they get 1 quiet toy to play with.
I love all of these quiet books I've seen floating around Pinterest but I don't have sewing skills (yet!) BUT I do have lots of random, leftover craft supplies so I decided I would just make my own quiet book for him with the supplies and skills that I do have!
He has enjoyed playing with it & I had fun making it! I had some felt sheets leftover from a Christmas craft that I ended up not even using. I cut the felt into "pages" & added to them from there.
I used 2 different colors of felt for the first "page". I added these beads on a piece of yarn & triple-knotted it then hot-glued it on. This is one of his favorite ones to play with!
On the blue page I hot glued these wooden tools (leftover from one of his nursery projects). They're so cute!
The last page is another piece of red felt with some paint pen polka dots all over it. I didn't think you'd need a visual for that ;-)
To finish it all off, I used a single-hole punch in the corner of every page and tied them all together with scrap ribbon.