Materials

Montessori Cards Material

+ black and white stiff felt
+ 4,5 m (5 yards) of the fusible web strip
+ 0,5 m (½ yard) of the white dotted fabric

Biniboo black and white baby cards are great for your baby in the first months. They help with light perception, contrast sensitivity, visual field, and acuity.

Here you can find instructions on how to make it on your own. Check our store for DIY black and white baby cards kit, so you get all the materials you need!

If you want to use the no-sew method, I kindly suggest reading an article about gluing before you start, to find out if your glue is suitable for making no-sew project. Also, do a test and make sure your hot glue doesn’t melt the felt. 
If you will make a sewn quiet book, make sure you know how to sew felt correctly.

BLACK AND WHITE BABY CARDS
NO-SEW AND SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Download and print the FREE PDF black and white baby cards pattern and cut out all the shapes. You can find the pattern at the bottom of the page.

Put the paper pieces on a stiff felt, transcribe them, and then cut them out from felt. If you don’t want to waste hours searching for all the materials you need and transcribing and cutting the felt, check my DIY store where you can buy a pre-cut DIY kit for this activity page.

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STEP 2

Glue (or sew) all the felt shapes on the 12 felt squares.

Step 2a - glue or sew shapes on the felt pages.
Step 2b - glue or sew shapes on the felt pages.

For more delicate parts, you can use permanent fabric glue instead of hot glue gun.
Because some shapes are big, you can first glue one part of the shape and then the rest of it.

Step 2c - you can glue big felt shapes in two or three parts.
Step 2d - for delicate smal parts you can use permanent fabric  glue instead of hot glue gun.

STEP 3

Take the long piece of dotted fabric, 38×4 cm (15 x 1 ⅝ in). Iron it on half across the long side.
Then fold the long edges to the inner fold that runs in the center of the fabric and iron it.

Step 3a - fold the long strap of fabric and iron it.
Step 3b - fold both halves and iron it again.

STEP 4

Put the fusible web along the “second quarter,” fold it, and iron it.

Step 4a - iron fusible web inside of first fold of strap.
Step 4b - iron fusible web inside of first fold of strap.

STEP 5

Do the same with the other “second quarter.”

Step 5a - iron fusible web inside of third fold of strap.
Step 5b - iron fusible web inside of third fold of strap.

STEP 6

Now fold the stripe along the center line and iron it.
Put another fusible web, fold the stripe, and iron it again.

Step 6a - iron another fusible web along the center line of the strap.
Step 6b - iron another fusible web along the center line of the strap.

Do the same procedure for another long piece of dotted fabric. Cut the short edges of strips to make both the same length. Now you have two long strips.

Step 6c - do the same procedure for another strap
Step 6d - now you have two long strips.

STEP 7

Take the small dotted fabric, 6×12 cm (2 ⅜ x 4 ¾ in). Put the fusible web on the edge of the fabric. Then fold the edge of the fabric over the entire fusible web. Iron it (max. T, no steam). Repeat for another short edge.

Step 7a - make an edge on the small fabric piece with fusible feb
Step 7b - how an edge on the small fabric piece looks like
Step 7c - make an edge on the other side of the small fabric piece with fusible feb
How both edges on the small fabric piece looks like.

Repeat the process for all the other nine pieces of fabric.

All small fabric pieces have two nicely done edges.

STEP 8

Take one hemmed fabric piece. Put the fusible web on one edge. Take another dotted part and put it on the first one, wrong sides together. Iron it.

Step 8a - put a fusible web on one edge of the fabric
Step 8b - cover it with another fabric piece, edge on edge, and iron it.

Now put the fusible web in the center and on the other edge of the fabric piece, close with another piece and iron it. You get the piece with two “right sides” of fabric.

Step 8c - put fusible web in the midle of the fabric piece and on another edge, cover it with another fabric piece, and iron it.
Step 8d - finished piece with the right side of fabric on both sides.

Repeat the process to get five of those pieces.

All 5 pieces with the right side of fabric on both sides.

STEP 9

Draw marks with an erasable fabric pen on all five pieces of fabric. It should be 3 cm (1 ⅛ in) in the middle of the marker lines.

Step 9 - 2 marks on the fabric piece

STEP 10

Take black felt with an umbrella and a car. Put the wrong sides together.

Put an umbrella and a car felt together.


Put one piece of small dotted fabric in between the felt sheets. The fabric should be aligned with the felt. Put it inside the felt sheets.

Mark a center of the sheet.
Insert dotted fabric between the umbrella and car felt page.

Glue (or sew) two black felt pieces together with the dotted fabric in between.

STEP 11

Take white felt with a circle and a triangle. Put the wrong sides together.

Put a circle and a triangle felt together.


Put the dotted fabric in between the white felt sheets. The bottom edge of the white felt should be aligned with the bottom edge of the black felt.

Insert dotted fabric between the triangle and circle felt page.


Then take another dotted fabric and align it with white fabric on the left edge.

Insert another dotted fabric between the triangle and circle felt page.


Glue (or sew) everything together (two white felt pieces with two dotted fabrics in between). Be careful to turn both felt sheets with the motives right.

STEP 12

Take black felt with a tree and a cup. Put the wrong sides together.

Put a tree and a cup felt together.


Put dotted fabric attached to white felt in between the black felt sheets. The bottom edge of the black felt should be aligned with the bottom edge of the white felt. Then take another dotted fabric and align it with black felt on the left edge.

Insert dotted fabrics on both sides & between a cup and a tree felt sheet.


Glue (or sew) two black felt pieces together with the dotted fabric in between.

STEP 13

Take white felt with a turtle and a pear. Put the wrong sides together.

Put a turtle and a pear felt together.


Put dotted fabric attached to black felt in between the white felt sheets. The bottom edge of the white felt should be aligned with the bottom edge of the black felt. Then take another dotted fabric and align it with white felt on the left edge.

Insert dotted fabrics on both sides & between a turtle and a pear felt sheet.


Glue (or sew) everything together (two white felt pieces with two dotted fabrics in between). Be careful to turn both felt sheets with the motives right.

STEP 14

Take black felt with an elephant and a square. Put the wrong sides together.

Put an elephant and a square felt together.


Put the dotted fabric attached to white felt in between the black felt sheets. The bottom edge of black felt should be aligned with the bottom edge of the white felt. Then take another dotted fabric and align it with black felt on the left edge.

Insert dotted fabrics on both sides & between an elephant and a square felt sheet.


Glue (or sew) everything together. Be careful to turn both felt sheets with the motives right.

STEP 15

Take white felt with a heart and a flower. Put the wrong sides together.

Put a heart and a flower felt together.


Put the dotted fabric attached to black felt in between the white felt sheets. The bottom edge of the white felt should be aligned with the bottom edge of the black felt. Then take two long stripes and align it with the center of white felt on the left edge. Be sure you put at least 1 cm (3⁄8 in) of the stripes inside of the felt cards.

Mark the center of the heart page.
Insert dotted fabric and two strips between the umbrella and car felt page.


Glue (or sew) everything together. Be careful to turn both felt sheets with the motives right.

You finished the Biniboo black and white baby cards. Congrats!

black and white baby cards pattern
black and white baby cards pattern

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