SmartKnit DIY: Sensory Books

We’ve got another great DIY Craft Project for you!  And we’re so excited about this one!  Today we’re making Sensory Texture Books.  Texture books are a great tool to give your kiddos a sensory input take-along.  This could be useful in the car, the shopping cart, in the waiting room at the doctor’s office or even waiting for your food in a restaurant. This book provides hours of calm touch-and-feel time for your kiddo that needs sensory input . . . or let’s face it, any kiddo!

So let’s get right to it! Here’s how to make your own Sensory Texture Book!

Supplies:

• Glue Gun
• Multiple Sheets of Hard Felt
• Multiple Full-Length Texture Sheets
• Extra Textured Items
• Yarn
• 3-Hole Punch

**Note: Our texture sheets included a textured coloring sheet, a piece of faux fur, a plastic canvas sheet, a sequinned pillowcase, a piece of textured paper, 2 shaped pegboards, and some pompoms.  But, you can use ANYTHING.  That’s what makes this craft so fun.  Follow our pattern, or branch out and make your own!

Steps:

  1. Use a 3-hole punch to punch holes in each sheet of hard felt.
  2. Page #1: Textured Coloring Sheet
    1. Carefully glue all 4 edges with a glue gun.
  3. Page #2: Faux Fur
    1. Carefully glue all 4 edges with a glue gun.
  4. Page #3: Plastic Canvas Sheet
    1. Carefully glue each of the 4 corners with a glue gun.
  5. Page #4: Sequin Pillowcase
    1. Cut out a portion of the sequined pillowcase to fit felt sheet.
    2. Carefully glue all 4 edges with a glue gun.
  6. Page #5: Textured Paper
    1. Carefully glue all 4 edges with a glue gun.
  7. Page #6: Extra Textured Items
    1. Carefully glue peg boards to hard felt.
    2. Next carefully glue pom-poms to hard felt.
    3. Remove hot glue strings.
  8. Cut three pieces of yarn, each at 6-9 inches.
  9. Thread through the holes in the hard felt sheets.
  10. Tie each piece of yarn in a double knot to secure it.
  11. Enjoy!

That’s it!  So easy and fun!

Watch our step by step video here:

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