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.
The 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.
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!