Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day Felt Counting Book


In honor of Earth Day, I made my boys a little felt counting book. The pictures on each page relate to an element of our earth (plants, water, animals, land, sun). And in every picture there is something to count (more on that below). Each page is half sheet of felt and all the pictures I cut out freehand. The numbers I traced and cut. I glued the pieces down with a hot glue gun and bound the pages together with a piece of yarn.


number templates are from www.coloring-crafts.com.

Now to show you the pages:

One Earth.


Two Birds. Three Hills.

Four Raindrops.

Five Flower Petals.

Six Sun Rays.


Here are the boys reading their new book :o)

Big brother is counting the flower petals to make sure there are five.


We are spending a lot of time getting to know our earth this weekend. We planted our garden, made a trip to the zoo, set up a bird bath and took advantage of the beautiful Pacific Northwest weather we are having by going outside! Happy Earth Day!

15 comments:

  1. Oh this is fantastic! I should make some sort of felt book for the baby :) What a great idea.

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  2. I found you via the Blog Hop. I so love doing this. Thanks from your newest follower. http://craftchickie.blogspot.com/

    Tisha

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  3. Such a cute idea...I am your newest follower from the networking blog hop! I would love if you would stop by my blog and if you like what you see follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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    1. Hi Jenny! Thanks for stopping by! I am happily following you through GFC and your fb page :o)

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  4. I love this little book! I have plans for a felt busy book for my toddler but I'm nervous to actually start it... I think you've given me the motivation!

    I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!

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    1. You should just go for it :o) Felt is very forgiving. I've found that you don't really have to trace or cut perfectly to make it look good! Thanks for stopping by! I'm happily following you back through GFC and on fb.

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  5. Love this idea! I have been working on a quiet book! We have a long drive to Florida coming up soon and I have been thinking of ideas for my almost 15 month old. This is great! thanks!
    I am visiting from Rainy Day Mum.

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  6. Absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  7. What a great book. I love it!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!

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  8. Adorable!! Love the idea! Would love it if you shared this at our Party today!

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  9. What a fabulous ideas and it turned out great!

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  10. I love this! Felt books are so fun. I'm featuring you today on What I Learned Wednesday! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/05/features-and-adjusting-to-new-place.html

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I have some felt that I bought to make another type of book that requires sewing (I SO can not sew). I will totally have to use it to make this book! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. this is my favorite Earth Day craft!!

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