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We all know small children have inquisitive little minds! It’s for this reason, a ‘quiet book’ or a ‘busy book’ is perfect for keeping them occupied and entertained.
What is a busy book? Usually made from felt or fabric, a ‘busy book’ is an interactive activity book that offers developmental and sensory stimulation for your little one.
While you can make a busy book with anything you might have at home, a Cricut machine will make the DIY job a breeze.
Early years teacher and mum-of-two, Malinda from @love.alice.x created a dress-up activity using felt, the Cricut Maker and the images available in Design Space.
Mum-of-two, Malinda created a busy book for her daughter.
With Cricut Design Space app and smart cutting machines you can easily create your own professional looking busy books in three easy steps.
Watch Malinda’s busy book come to life in the steps below.
Malinda used a Cricut to cut out all the shapes for her busy book.
Once Malinda had all her felt pieces cut out, it was time to get busy!
Ribbons are used to tie the book together.
With a wardrobe of cute outfits to choose from, the girl is transformed into a mermaid.
Your little one will love learning how to recognise shapes.
Stick the apples onto the tree.
Watch Malinda’s DIY Cricut Busy Book video below.
The Cricut Maker 3 is the ultimate smart cutting machine.
What can you make? What can’t you make? You’re only limited by your imagination! Think personalised t-shirts with Iron On; bespoke birthday cards; decals for just about anything you want to decorate or label; 3D artwork; and more. Everything is a canvas with Cricut!
The Cricut Maker 3 can cut 300+ materials from paper, vinyl and iron-on, to fabrics, leather and even thin balsawood (up to 2.4mm in thickness).
In addition to cutting, the Cricut Maker 3 can also draw, deboss, engrave, foil, perforate, score and more, using Cricut’s range of accompanying tools and accessories.
How it works:
The Cricut Maker 3, $699 from Harvey Norman, Officeworks and Spotlight.