Today I thought I would share our cardstock busy book with you! I made this several years ago for my kids and it has received a lot of use since. Some of the pieces are missing (like the snowman’s mouth), but it still works and they still enjoy using it.
If you can’t sew, don’t enjoy sewing, or don’t have time to pain-stakingly hand stitch page after page to make a quiet book, this style of book is for you. Now, this isn’t to be confused with a “quiet” book. Since it is put together with a lot of velcro, it is a “busy” book 😉
3 rings keep it together. Nice and simple.
Each page as well as each accessory was laminated to protect it. Velcro sticky dots make attaching each piece super easy.
A manila envelope added to the back stores all of the accessories.
And there you have it! Coming up with the different layouts was so much fun. Here is a quick break down of the ones I created, but the possibilities are endless!
If you don’t have a die cutting machine like a cricut you can still make one. There are all sort of fun scrapbooking pre-cut accessories at the craft store and the ones that were super basic like the stop light, you could just cut by hand!
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can check out our other Quiet Book that took a bit longer to make, but the kids love just as well.