Thursday, October 27, 2011

Easy Quiet Book

A few weeks ago I got all these at a yard sale for only $3.  I'm so excited about them. You can't even buy one of these Family Home Evening Books for less than $6-7. Two of them are even color, so I just have to cut out and laminate.

I some dry erase quiet books a while back. I never got around to making them. So I was super excited when I saw these busy books.  I knew right away what I would do with them.

My son loves mazes and dot-to-dots, but he does them too quickly. I tore out the pages and put them in sheet protectors and bought some dry erase crayons.

  The dry erase crayons cane with a little mitt. I cut a strip of velcro.

And sewed it inside the top of the mitt to make a little bag for the crayons to fit in.

Here it is all put together. One more thing to put in my Church Bag to help keep the kids quiet.

The kids love it. 

I was a bit skeptical about they dry erase crayons. I'd never used them before, but they work great. They wipe off completely, while not erasing accidentally as the kids are drawing. 

My 2 year old got some crayon on her shirt and I was worried that it would stain, but I just put a little stain stick on it and it washed right out.


  1. Great idea! Going to pin this one!

  2. What a great idea! Love it!

  3. This is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! New follower!

  4. What a brilliant idea! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!
    - Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  5. I've never heard of dry erase crayons. What a good idea!

  6. what a fun item for your church bag! we have to switch stuff up in ours to keep it "new". thanks for linking up to the tip-toe thru tuesday party! i will be featuring this at this week's party!

  7. I've also been doing this for years, and love it! I was given a lot of old Friend Magazines to use instead. I just removed all the activity pages for our notebooks. I have a large notebook that stays at home I keep all of them in to go through and pick new ones every few Sundays. Getting the kids to wipe pages they've already done is the hardest part. I also keep another notebook at home for the cut/paste projects from the Friend for after church, fhe, or anytime. We just continue to take out unused pages from the friend each month and add them to the collection. If you don't have those, you can always just download them from the Friend magazine too.