Thursday, March 7, 2013

Quiet Book #13: Traffic Light

Here's the traffic light tutorial.  This one is pretty easy to figure it out on your own, but in case you need step by step instructions, here we go:

First cut out all your pieces.  You will need 2-3 of each circle and one black traffic light. You will need 3 if you want to have one already on for the kids to match them to.  If you're like me and you want to test your kids a little more, leave out the 3rd circle and have them learn where they go.

Here are the plans, just in case you want to see.  I'm not sure whether I want the 'go, slow, stop' signs to me removable or not.  I was also thinking of putting the traffic light poem on it: "Red on top, green below, red says stop, green says go, yellow says wait even if you're late" but I'm not exactly sure how this is going to fit.  I'm not even sure if I want there to be velcro, or if they could rather just sit on the black.  I'm always trying to keep this book as QUIET as possible.  I guess we'll see how this turns out in the end.

Well, I actually did give in and used black velcro for the lights to stay on.  I thought of trying to make the poem square into a pocket to hold the lights but I had this ready so long and took my sweet time getting that poem together.  So, I finally just got impatient and slapped that velcro on.  So the girls have been playing with it for quite some time before I even got the poem on it.

And here is the end result. I used this poem in my Kindergarten classes when I was an assistant teacher. If you want to know how to do the poem just wait. I'll add a tutorial later on. But it's makes it super easy to add writing on your books without embroidery.

Happy crafting and Blessings to you!


  1. I found you on pininterest and loving your quiet book pages. Just finished one for a friend's daughter but it didn't look anything like yours! But it's the tought that counts! Next i' m making one for my daughter but was wondering how do you do the writing? At the minute i'm cuting each letter in felt and gluing but it's taking me ages and I would like to have it neat like your poem!

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  2. Thanks. Mine progressively got better, so don't worry about them not looking perfect at first. The writing on the bottom: the 'stop' 'wait' and 'go' I just wrote on the felt with a black sharpie. Then I learned a wonderful new trick to make custom writing on felt, which is what I did to create the poem on the top. I'll create a tutorial for you. So, check back soon!

    -Sorry, I tried to reply Maman de Lila, but my text wasn't showing up on the white background.