This Biniboo Quiet Book Hot Air Balloon page is great for learning colors, for matching and also counting.
You can make this Quiet Book Hot Air Balloon page in the no-sew method, as long as you are willing to make short hand-stitches to fasten cords on the page.
If you just started planning your quiet book, I suggest you read the Quiet book Guide, where you can find out how to choose the best activity pages for your child and what is the general procedure of making a quiet book.
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 HOT AIR BALLOON 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 Hot Air Balloon Quiet Book 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 to buy a pre-cut DIY kit for this activity page.
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Check if you have everything you need to make the quiet book Hot Air Balloon page.
Put all the Balloon pieces on the prepared page to see how you should glue or sew them. Glue or sew all 5 colors of the balloon’s envelope and both of the clouds.
Seal the ends of the cords with the lighter. Put the white balloon’s skirt on the page and make a mark with an erasable pen under the bottom edge.
No-sew method: Attach the cords with hand-stitching. Use the stiff interfacing in the back of the prepared page. Make the stitches only inside the mark you made. When you finish hand-sewing, pull the cords to check if they are attached well.
Sewing method: Sew the cords on the page. Use stiff interfacing in the back of the prepared page. Make the stitches only inside the mark you made. When you sew the cords, pull them to check if they are attached well.
Glue or sew the white balloon’s skirt over the attached cords.
Put the brown balloon’s basket on the page and make a mark with an erasable pen on the upper edge of the balloon’s basket.
Attach the other ends of the cords on the page the same way you did with previous ends (Step 3).
Glue or sew the final ends of the cords in a way they will be under the basket.
Glue or sew the brown basket on the page.
Sew or glue 5 velcro loops on the balloon’s envelope.
Sew or glue 5 velcro hooks on the 5 felt circles (one in every color).
Glue or sew another circle in the same color on the circle with the velcro hook.
Put the small circles on the balloon’s envelope.
You finished the Biniboo Quiet Book Hot Air Balloon page. Congrats!