Monday, 12 September 2016

Church felt quiet book for babies (my first effort!)

I'm a believer in children never being too young to absorb aspects of faith, so I thought I would have a go at making a 'quiet' book out of felt that would introduce Christian symbols in a touchy feely way.

While the title 'quiet' book always raises my eyebrows slightly because I like children being a bit noisy, I can understand why the soft nature of the felt lends itself to that title.  It definitely keeps the children occupied!

Some of the tinier members of our congregation have enjoyed using the book and one elderly lady in particular was fascinated by it and I had to discreetly take it out of her hands!

Don't be fooled.  This book is sewn and glued together in a very basic way because I don't have time for elaborateness! I'd love to see what other people come up with :-)

Felt people attached to ribbon

candles with flaps opened to reveal flames

Unzipped heart containing felt people stuck to a length of ribbon

A Cross jigsaw to match on top of the original picture.  Pieces are attached to ribbon so they don't get lost!

Lift the flap to reveal wine and bread

Rainbow match the button to the stripe

A dove made of velcro and feathers

'Water' with touchy feely buttons sewn on.