Halloween Peek-A-Boo Book

Seriously... I was just sane enough to finish TWO quiet books, but here I am, doing it again!  But how could I resist?!  Halloween is all about the kids!  Little Man knows nothing about Halloween, and this will be the first year he really understands and remembers it somewhat.  So I wanted to make a little peek-a-BOO to show him what Halloween is all about.  Little Man loves playing peek-a-boo and loves reading peek-a-boo books.  What better time to bust out the BOO's than on Halloween?!
First of all, I cut the fabric for my 6 peek-a-boo flaps.  I bought the cheapest Halloween fabric I could find, and cut out squares that are about 3.5 inches by 4 inches.  I planned 6 simple pages--nothing fancy--but I liked the idea of being able to add to this if I wanted to later on.
It's hard to see in this picture, but I decided I wanted the peek-a-boo flaps to have a bit of crunchy sound!  I cut out a square of plastic gift wrap and pinned it all together!  I pinned right sides together, with the plastic square underneath.  I sewed almost all the way around, flipped it inside out, punched out the corners, and then top-stitched around the entire flap.  I did this 6 times for each peek-a-boo flap.
Now for the fun part!  I cut out some cute Halloween images using my handy-dandy cricut.  I discovered this incredible site for Halloween clip art.  Because the images are already silhouettes, they were easy to cut out on the cricut using my Sure Cuts A Lot software!  Score!  Because cutting fabric on the cricut requires using a layer of Heat-N-Bond, the cut images ironed right on to the center of my pages!  
I used white squares of muslin left over from the quiet book as the pages.  They were 6 inches by 6 inches.  Next, I sewed the peek-a-boo flaps so they would cover the images.  I zigzagged the flaps so they would endure all of the turning over and over!  I sewed some flaps on the right, some on the left, some on the top, and some on the bottom!  I like to switch things up!
I made a front and back cover out of more fabric left over from... yes, the quiet book!  I also cut the title out of fabric using the cricut.  My Mama taught me that Heat-N-Bond isn't quite enough over the long run, so I sewed over all of the fabric ironed on!
Now it's time to sew the pages together!  Just like the quiet book, I wanted some stiffness to the pages.  So I sewed a layer of interfacing in between pages.  I sewed 2 pages together, right to right together, with interfacing underneath.  Flip it inside out (this is a little tricky because the pages are so stiff!) and top-stitch all the way around.
Voila!  Now I inserted the eyelets and bound it all together with a book ring!  Of course the book ring looked awfully bare without some ribbon to brighten it up!
Try not to too scared!  Peek-a-BOO!  Here's a sweet little ghost...
And a jack-o-latern...
Frankenstein is awfully cute, I think!
One of my personal favorites:  The witch on her broomstick!
And her friend, the black cat...

And what would Halloween be without bats?!  
Little Man LOVES this book!  It's simple, it's sweet, and he loves lifting the flaps!  It keeps him busy in his crib just after he wakes up from his nap while I put away all of my craft supplies!  I think this took me about 4 hours start to finish, and I only had to purchase the orange fabric for a dollar or two.  Keep in mind, I'm a slow poke, and if you only knew how many oopseys I make along the way!
Have a BOO-tiful day!!  
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Comments

  1. This is sew Fantastic! I love it and I am SURE that your little man will too!

  2. Jackie Koll says:

    I love this idea -my almost 2 year old LOVES flip books so I know he would love to have one of his own.

  3. Wow- you are awesome. How do you use the free clip art on the Cricut? Thanks for any advice.

  4. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Alison you have the ability to make the cutest things!! I love this! What a fun idea for a book. That black cat is my favorite. :)Great job- again!!!

  5. Jenglamgirl says:

    SOOOOOO DARLING! love love love this, well done! Jen

  6. You are amazing! Seriously. Darling darling darling. I really really want to make some quiet books. Love this.

  7. So cute and such a great idea.

  8. Such a cute idea! I have given you an award – come see it here http://sanitycraft.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-won-award-in-blogland.html
    Love love LOVE your blog!
    Jenn

  9. This looks fast, fun, and fabulous! All good things when sewing for little ones. :)

  10. Rachel S. Smith says:

    I love this book! I have a Halloween baby, and this is the perfect gift! I love all your ideas!

  11. You're amazing!

  12. Oh my goodness this is SO cute!!!

  13. So Cute. I just made your Sunday ABC book with a few different pictures I switched around. I LOVE it! Thank you. Hope my little girl loves it on Sundays.

  14. How fun! I love all the books you make. And I have a blog award for you over on my blog. :)

  15. What a great idea! I love how easy and simple it was to make. Quiet books are so addicting to make. I've already made 3 for my daughter and want to make some more. Maybe she might have to have a Boo book too.
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jessica

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

  16. That is so adorable!

  17. freckled laundry says:

    That is adorable! You are so talented. Oh, how I wish I had a Cricut. :( Thanks for sharing and stopping by yesterday!

    Hugs,
    Jami

  18. Bravo. These quiet books take so much time and it seems like you whip them up so easily! Very very cute Alison.

  19. Wow! Fabulous book – is there no end to your creativity??

  20. That is soooo cute! I just love it!

  21. What a fabulous idea! I'm sure your little guy will adore it.

  22. That is so dang cute!

  23. Tony and Kimra says:

    too cute! Im thinking of adapting this to a family faces peek a boo. my two year old loves recognition, especially of family members, and he loves peek a boo.

    Kimra
    crafty-cove.blogspot.com

  24. Andi @ Jane of all crafts says:

    You are so creative!! My one year old would love this…I see all kinds of themes I could make!! Found you by way of Sew much ado. I'm now a follower!

  25. That is so cute; love the book.

  26. This was so cute. I wish my grandkids were a little younger. I made a toilet roll album this week and havnt decided which one to give it to yet.

  27. Katie's Nesting Spot says:

    This is so cute, you always have fabulous projects to share!!! Do you ever sleep or are you crafting 24/7! So glad you came by and saw your feature on this week's party post! Thanks for choosing to share with us A Crafty Soiree! I hope to see you next week too!

  28. [email protected] Passions says:

    Another FANTASTIC project! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you will stop by again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  29. Terrific project, and I know a LOT of work went into it. Super Cute!!

  30. Victoria ObSEUSSed says:

    Wow. Such a cute original project to make for your child. Thanks for sharing. I did one similar to this for my son's preschool out of construction paper (which doesn't hold up long). Fabric is something that will last forever. Great idea. – Victoria, http://www.obSEUSSed.com

  31. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says:

    what a cute little book!!

  32. Sawdust and Paperscraps says:

    This is the cutest!

  33. Heather L. says:

    This is adorable! Great job!

  34. Just finished mine. Thanks for sharing your creative idea.

  35. Crazy adorable idea! I told my sister about it two years ago and she made one for her grandson. This Halloween I’ll be able to give one I made to my own grandson. Your pics and instructions were great and easy to follow. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

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