My Little Dress Up Book

Playful Learning: My Little Dress Up Book Randi from Swoon! is with us today to share the lovely little dress up book that she created for her daughters. I can see that this little book could lend itself to hours of creative play…

Hello! It’s Randi again with a new handmade project for your little ones. I find myself looking for ways to occupy my kids when we’re on the go quite often, We recently took our children on a series of adventures that included a plane ride and long trips in the car. I love technology and the luxury it affords-my iPhone is full of kid-friendly apps-but it’s nice to have other options on hand as well. To prepare for our trips, I recently made a little felt dress-up book for my girls inspired by one of their favorite apps, Paper Town Friends.

Playful Learning: My Little Dress Up Book Playful Learning: My Little Dress Up BookThe book has a soft fabric cover and features three different animals. My daughters have spent a lot of time playing with the book and can’t believe it was made just for them!

Want to make a book of your own? I put together a step-by-step tutorial for making the book and assembling the three animals, complete with templates. You can download and print the instructions here. If you’re a novice at sewing or crafting, no need to worry! While the book takes some time to make, the steps are simple and easy to follow.

Playful Learning: My Little Dress Up Book

Playful Learning: My Little Dress Up Book

Playful Learning: My Little Dress Up Book

Once you’ve made your book, the real fun begins. Use one of the animal’s body templates to create simple clothing shapes and accessories out of felt. I embellished my clothing with embroidery floss, but there’s no need to get carried away, kids will love putting even the simplest of clothes on their animals!