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Week 2 of our Quiet Book Challenge is Colors. I think this is my favorite of all the templates I have made and planned, I think the crayons turned out really cute! You can download the template at the bottom of the post for free!

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Materials

  • Felt in a variety of Colors. I found 9″x12″ sheets at Hobby Lobby for .25-.33 cents each!
  • Matching Embroidery Floss and Needle. I have a big pile of these but this is definitely not mandatory. If you don’t want to stitch the bottom layer just cut out a third shape or even draw in the shape with a marker!
  • Velcro Strip. Or snaps, or buttons, or felt glue. Really whatever you have on hand is better than having to buy a bunch of stuff and then deciding not to do it.
  • Thread to stitch together the crayons and swiggles to the background.
  • I ironed on the “Colors” word. To do that, you will need Transfer Paper, which I also found at Hobby Lobby!
  • The fabric I used for the background is the Rainbow Remix line by Robert Kaufman.
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I traced the crayon shape onto freezer paper which made it much easier to cut it out without looking wonky. But then again I am horrible with scissors (lefty-problems).

The swiggly lines were a bit tough to cut out, I would say nice scissors are necessary for these small cuts. I have nice gingher scissors which were perfect, I ended up eye balling most of them and they turned out great. I just used the scraps from cutting the crayons too!

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You can see in this picture that the first crayon I did (pink) I wrapped the string around the whole shape which meant the knots are visible and the velcro will probably eventually pull it off so for the rest I stitched on the top layer and then stitched them closed and it looks a lot better. As you can see I’m not going for perfection. 🙂

You can find the template for the words (since they need to be printed backwords) on the first Quiet Book post here.

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My little assistant, she loved to purposely put the crayon on the wrong color, look at me to see if I noticed, and laugh. This one is kid approved!

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Download Colors Template