This Biniboo Quiet book Helicopter activity page is great to practice buttoning. It also helps to understand the principle of causality.
You can make this Quiet book Helicopter page in the no-sew method, as long as you are willing to sew buttons by hand.
If you just started planning your quiet book, I suggest you read the Essential Guide to quiet books, where you can read about the process of making a quiet book. You will understand the correlation between page preparations and busy book bindings.
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 quiet book activities. 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 in quiet books correctly.
QUIET BOOK HELICOPTER PAGE
NO-SEW & SEWING INSTRUCTIONS
If you haven’t already, first, create a fabric page base (sewing method) or felt page base (no-sew method). Download and print the FREE PDF Quiet book Helicopter pattern for this activity 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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Glue 2 small propellers together (or sew them around). Do the same with 2 large propellers.
Make a buttonhole: Draw a 2 cm (¾ in) line in the middle of both a small and a large propeller with tailor chalk or erasable fabric marker. Cut around the line, using a Stanley knife.
Sewing method: sew also around the holes.
Glue (or sew around) the grey felt helicopter slightly to the left of the page base. You’ll need some space in the right for the propellers. Also, glue (or sew around) the white cloud on the activity page base.
Mark the location of where you’ll sew the button. You can help yourself with placing the propellers first and then mark the location.
Manually sew both buttons with a thin needle and a double thread. First, put a piece of the stiff fusible interfacing on the back of the page, precisely under the button location. Start sewing from the back of the page to the front. Put a bead on the thread in the front, then insert the button. When sewing back, go through the bead again. Repeat four times. To fix the button, go through the other pair of holes the second time. IMPORTANT: You need a thin needle, otherwise the needle will not go over the bead in the third or fourth time.
Attach the propellers on the buttons.
You finished Biniboo Quiet Book Helicopter activity page. Congrats!