Children have fun with all their senses when they explore the world around them. A touch and feel book is one way to engage children with their sense of touch. Babies explore the world around us through touch and learn about objects by feeling them. Calm books for babies are filled with materials that encourage sensory exploration rather than playful activities. No need to buy one, just do it yourself and save your budget on your child’s development! Here are some easy DIY touch and feel book ideas for babies and toddlers. Let yourself be inspired!
DIY projects are useful when you are looking for specific ways that children can learn through play. This DIY project is an opportunity for kids to discover materials that are furry, scratchy, and even spongy! This touch-and-feel book is an easy way to sense your child’s daily activities. Keep this handy resource within reach so that it can be used over and over again. A book with a different texture on each page encourages observation, discovery, and discussion.
Touch and Feel books are books with a small interactive section on each page of the book that aims to provide a textural experience for the child as they browse the book. These books are a huge hit with children of all ages from 3-4 months and even toddlers. Your child will enjoy flipping through the pages, feeling the different textures in the shape of their own palm and also pulling the book ring and exploring it.
These touch books are fun and pretty easy to put together. They have different textures on each side from both sides. There is embroidery, sequins and different types of fabric so that your little one can feel the world around them. Choose bright fabrics to make the pages catchier and bolder!
On a tight budget? You don’t need expensive equipment and books to stimulate your baby’s senses. We’ll show you how to make your own touch-and-feel book at home. Your child may not be old enough to read, but babies love to be able to reach and grasp everything within easy reach. Touch-and-feel books are a great way to introduce your little ones to the world of books.
This quiet book is made for the younger toddler or even baby who preferably drool less because felting is a small chore to clean up drooling! This book was made for a 14 month old. All of the articles in this book are glued in place and will not peel off. Another question is how do these felt books hold up? Find out in the tutorial and make such a book for your child!
If you’ve just taken in a new baby, or were expecting one, and just love making things, there is no better toy than making a little sensory baby book. The sensory book is also known as the baby rest book and contains various materials to aid baby’s development and sensory exploration. Even so, it will pay off later on to encourage baby’s development from an early age with a simple toy. You can see that you teach your baby through play and have a profound impact later, reducing the problem of electronics use and screen time. Read the tutorial in the source and make such a cool piece for your little baby, get inspired!
Make your own touch and feel letters for your youngest learner easily and without breaking the bank. These thrifty and educational letters can help beginners explore letters with their senses. Alphabet For Starters are letters that are fun, playful, and interesting. If you pass them on to children who are not ready, set everyone up for frustrating experiences. Read how to create these cool letters and teach your child the alphabet!
Plaid or tartan are traditional for Christmas, and I'll bet everyone has a few such items at home. If you still have none and no decorations, it is high time to make some to instantly add festive spirit to your home. Today's round-up is devoted to plaid and tartan decorations for Christmas, and I've got quite a few for you!
Make some plaid ornaments to hang on your tree - all you need is some styrofoam balls and plaid fabric. Wrap your ornament with fabric and secure it. Read the tutorial to find out how to do that. If there is any fabric left, you can also make garlands.
These ornaments are even more eye-catching as they use different types of fabric and red velvet which is the trend this year. The ornaments are not sewn, they are made from old shirts, and the contrast is emphasized by velvet ribbons. You don't need a lot of time to make them. Just prepare some shirts, including plaid or tartan shirts.
If you love rustic decor and want to rock it this Christmas, this tutorial is for you! This rustic ornament is made of burlap and squared paper - it looks unusual and very noticeable. The piece consists of a burlap ornament and a checkered deer head. Read how it is made in the source.
Here's another simple idea for making a checkered ornament - some wooden circles and checkered paper are the main supplies. Attach the smaller checkered paper circles to the wooden circles and add Mod Podge. Find more precise instructions in the source and use them to give your tree a rustic feel.
Green felt makes a lovely backdrop for plaid or tartan, so you may love these ornaments. Cut out some plaid pieces - deer, trees, stars, bells, etc. - and attach them to the green felt. These cute little ornaments can also be used as gift tags and key rings - very Christmassy!
Wrapping balls with plaid ribbons and then securing balls can be a little difficult and may take some time. If you don't have one, this craft is for you. These styrofoam balls are covered with checked fabric and secured with straps - just a few minutes and voila!
These will take some time, but you won't regret it! Check out these amazing buffalo plaid ornaments with snowflakes - what can be more wintery? Use embroidery hoops and buffalo check fabric, then attach the snowflake buttons. Read the entire tutorial to find out how to make these cuties!
Purple plaid? Yes, please! Shaped like trees, these Christmas ornaments look amazing and bold because of the bold colors, and cinnamon sticks are sure to add that Christmas smell. Find out how to make these cute tree shaped ornaments and decorate your tree with small trees.
Skirts are also necessary for Christmas trees. Cover the base to add even more chic to your tree. This tree skirt is made of plaid and satin. You have to sew it, so some skills are required. Make some matching ornaments with the same fabric for a cool and cozy Christmas tree look!
Garlands and wreaths
This tartan garland is a nice idea for any home. It can be used on tree decorations, mantelpiece, stairs, doors, and many other things including windows. The project involves a little sewing, but the result is well worth your time. Use different colors of plaid to make the garland cooler!
Make your Christmas heart warm with this cute and cozy plaid heart garland. Such an idea is not typical for Christmas, but it does add romance to the room. So if you want to celebrate or even propose with your love, she is ideal!
This lush Christmas wreath with evergreen plants, pine cones, gilded berries and other details makes a great Christmas decoration. This is basically a common styrofoam wreath wrapped in plaid fabric and then you can add whatever decor you want. Read on to find out how to make a piece like this for your front door.
For this wreath, rock different shades of plaid and tartan and make the decor cool. This piece is decorated with snow-covered branches and pine cones, or it can be personalized however you like - rock different decorating ideas. Such an item will make a nice traditional door decoration idea.
Add a touch of plaid to your festive table with a cool plaid table runner. This craft does not involve sewing so you can do it very easily and quickly. Read the instructions.
Candles add coziness to any room, so this craft is exactly what you need for the holidays. This is a checkered candle holder for multiple candles, and it can be easily made with plaid and some buttons - nothing difficult here!
Make an extra Christmas tree for each room of a cone and some plaid fabric. The idea is simple: just wrap the cone in plaid and add a silver pompom on top. Stand the tree on a table or mantelpiece, or use it somewhere as an extra small tree. Enjoy!