How to Make a Crinkly Children's Book for Babies



Small babies love cloth books that make a crinkly noise. This crinkly book will make it look like your baby is reading a newspaper when she holds it. Here is a tutorial on how to make your own, with a design you can download for free.

Steps

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    Print out the free design for the Crinkly Book. Print the design as an iron-on.
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    Put it in reverse on white cotton cloth. Place the design face down on the cloth and iron it on.
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    Fold the cloth in half, with the printed sides touching each other.
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    Sew three sides of the cloth (2 long, one short).
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    Turn the packet inside out, use your fingers to poke out the corners
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    Cut a cellophane pretzel bag to size, and insert it in the open end
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    Fold in the edges of the open end, and sew it closed, as close as you can to the edge.
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    Repeat with second page.
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    Use a heavy duty needle to sew the two pages together.
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    Give to baby to play with.

Tips

  • Look in the clearance bin for a good bargain on cloth.

Warnings

  • Hand wash only, the pretzel bag will melt if it's put in the dryer.

Things You'll Need

  • Printer with iron-on sheets
  • Iron
  • White cloth
  • Sewing Machine
  • Empty pretzel bag

Sources and Citations

  • Video of entire process, and PDF available to download here: Crinkly Book. The design can be downloaded for free.

Article Info

Categories: Babies and Infants