Do you remember when I mentioned here that I had been working on a project? Probably not, since it was just a little side reference and I never mentioned it again. Well, I was making another quiet book!
Two, actually. My niece Emily was turning one and so I made one for her birthday, and a copy of the same book for Ellie.
I made a Butterfly themed book, called the Butterfly Book. And you can get the free template here!
I was inspired by the quiet books at Shaer Talents and One Lovely Life. The book is four pages long (not including the front and back covers). It has a caterpillar page, a flower page (with little butterflies on ribbons), a big butterfly with flappy wings page, and a leaf pocket page (full of colorful shapes to decorate the butterfly's wings with).
Here's the caterpillar page and the flower page with tiny butterflies:
The caterpillar on the caterpillar page has removable body pieces, attached with velcro. It also has a peekaboo little caterpillar hidden in the cocoon.
Here's the flower page:
The flowers are attached by their yellow pollen-y part in the middle. Since the petals aren't sewn down on the edges, they kind of pop up and are ruffly. Ellie really likes playing with them.
This page also has two little butterflies attached to the page by ribbon. They can "fly" to each flower and land on them.
The butterfly is attached just by its body (with the edges of the wings sewn underneath the body) so that the wings are free to flap up and down.
And here's the back:
Ellie loves playing with it. Her favorite page is definitely the first one; she loves taking the velcro caterpillar off the page and carrying the pieces around.
Since there was such a big demand for a template the last time I made a quiet book, I made sure to make one this time around! To download the free Butterfly Quiet Book Template, click here or on the pictures below: