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Make a DIY chalkboard Quiet book that kids Will Love!

You need to keep the kids busy with a fun activity? You can make this DIY quiet book with an old Board book and simple supplies. To use it’s so sweet and fun!

I’m always happy to feature “the other Amy's” here. Most of the Amy's I’ve met have to bring something special to the table, and Amy from The idea room is no exception. She has put together a nice DIY quiet book tutorial for you today, and it’s perfect for boys.Although I like it a wallet panel sometimes. So, that at times, if I have to do the wait (over an hour last Tuesday at the DMV) I would like to something. Amy and her blog are wonderful, so I, you’ knows;ll enjoy your project. Here it is.


My name is Amy and you can normally find me blogging over at The idea room I'm so excited to share a project rock-here at Mod smorgasbord . . . I love Amy and her product of choice . . . Mod-Smorgasbord.a hard time with a project that I haven't seen Amy already here. But in the end came away with a fun, a DIY quiet book paint with chalkboard.
The funny thing about this DIY quiet book is that you can wear it to Church, doctors appointments, and restaurants. Great for keeping the little ones entertained quietly while you wait. There is also a secret little storage area inside that can hold your chalk and a small cloth to erase your drawings.
table DIY Quiet book
Collect These Supplies

Old board book (you can obtain these from the thrift store)
Mod hodgepodge Matt
chalkboard paint
X-Acto knife/razor knife
Scrapbook-paper – a handle; a sheet of
the Band – we used 40 cm for the handle in white, and about 24 inch in brown polka dot
fridge magnet
craft glue

, you must book an old board that you don’t care to be a part of. I shop in the thrift for 25 cents. Make sure the book is thick enough, with a few extra pages to fit a piece of chalk. {If you want to, add a bag if it is not thick enough, you will not be able to close the book}.
Flip to the back of the book, and save the last three pages. THIS PAGES CUT OUT. Then take a cutter knife or a sharp razor blade and cut the middle section of several pages of your book. Check to see that it is deep enough for the chalk to fit in.
you save a couple of pages on the front of the book to your panel pages. DO NOT CUT OUT THE MIDDLE OF THESE TWO!
After your pages are cut out and you have uncut some of the Links at the beginning and at the end of the book, on the second to last page of the book (or the middle of the page, the last three). Grab the handle of a purse (I bought mine at JoAnn’s) and two lengths of tape. The length will vary, depending on the height of your book; I used 20 inches for each Band. You feed the ribbon through the bottom slits of the handle and put an end to the Band, down behind the middle of the page, so that it is between the last and the middle of the page.
Run the end of the Band around the bottom of the page, on the front of the middle of the page. You bring the other end of the tape from the top of the page to the bottom, so that it is the other Band in the met.
you Tighten the straps so that the handle firmly against the upper side of the book. Staple the ribbon to the middle side in several spots. This will hold the handle firmly in place.
bar Take a smaller length of the multi-function {I used brown and white polka dot ribbon) is approximately 7 inches in length. Staple the end to the same side, but coming from the middle of the page. This is used, the Band, the book is closed. Let it hang there.
you Rotate the top of the three sides so that it covers stapled the ribbons. Together they glue the three sides. You want to cut a piece of scrapbook paper and glue it to the top of the three pages.
This is the bottom of the storage bag. Then hold together with clamps or by placing a heavy object on it while it dries completely.
Next, glue together all your cut out pages to the edges. To go Cut scrapbook paper to all sides of the storage bag and use Mod patchwork on the front and back add to the paper cut at the top of the first page. Place a heavy object, so that it stays and dries flat. For several hoursleave.br> Now you need to paint some of the panel. I found a DIY chalkboard Paint recipe that you can make yourself. Click on the link to the chalkboard Paint recipe or some of the load panel and bought paint.
color on every page, you will be saved, except for the front cover. Let them dry well. I needed two layers to cover, the pages of the book completely.
Before you do anything on the Board, you have to draw the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface of your chalkboard pages and then erase. This prepares the paint, so that it can be drawn with the chalk.
After the paint is dried, you can cover the front and back of the wallet panel. I used Mod patchwork on the front and back to hold it and seal it all.
Finally, you take your tape, which you left hanging from the end of the book, and place it on the top of the front of the book. Measure how long it takes the flap to nice. I have a strip of brown tape on the front of the book.
Then I glued a cut piece of magnet {I used a take out refrigerator magnet} onto the end of the hanging ribbon and one to the front of the book, so it could attach and keep the purse closed. Insert a piece of chipboard or cardboard and decorate to hide the magnet and finish your DIY quiet book.
I hope you like this DIY quiet book project, and that you have to stop and visit me on The idea of space. Thank you Amy for sharing your readers with me today!

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