Have you seen these simply adorable activity cubes for babies? This month I’d like to share a new pattern book from Leisure Arts called Busy Baby Boxes by Jessica Boyer.
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Title: Busy Baby Boxes
Author: Jessica Boyer
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc.,
Photographer: Ken West
Price at the time of this post: $3.99 (digital download), $5.99 (Paperback)
Adorable Activity Cubes for Babies
This super cute pattern book includes 2 designs that are perfect to make and give as gifts.
Each cube includes six scenes with little pockets and finger puppets.
The Farm Baby Box includes:
- a red barn with doors that can be opened and closed
- a sunny field with an irresistible mud puddle for little piggy
- a barn window with hay and a spot for a curious chicken or two
- adorable window boxes with a hanging egg basket (with an egg and a chick)
- a fun textured roof
- a fenced in side barnyard where you can corral a horse
Let’s not forget the adorable little animal finger puppets. The pattern includes instructions to crochet a chicken, a rooster, a pig, a sheep, a cow and a horse.
The Fairy Princess Baby Box includes:
- a castle
- a unicorn with flowing hair
- a star wand (rattle)
- a ‘magic’ mirror (made with a piece of reflective sheet)
- a large mushroom for the nature fairy to sit in
- a moonlight forest with stars
The finger puppets you can crochet include a fairy princess, a sleepy fairy, a nature fairy and a little owl.
The written instructions are in U.S. Crochet terms and the patterns include lots of photos..
The instructions for the basic baby box square are given to us first. Each square measures 6.5 inches diameter.
The instructions for the themed blocks include a shopping list of the yarn colors and quantities you will need, the crochet hook recommended for gauge and the additional supplies (like fiberfill).
The patterns use Medium Weight  yarn and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. Each cube is listed as an EASY level project.
The General Instructions, abbreviations, symbols and terms can be found beginning on page 43. The Yarn information is included on page 48. Each item in the book was crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver yarn. The reflective mirror sheets (something I had never heard of before) are available from a few sources (like Amazon and Walmart).
I am completely smitten with these 2 Busy Baby Boxes and I love both designs included (especially the farm).The price point on the book is very reasonable too. If you want a digital copy you can purchase it for less than $4.00 and the paperback is less than $6.00. The blocks are suitable as gifts for both boys and girls. You could even choose to make just the finger puppets if you wanted something small to stash in your purse for the grand-babies to play with when you are out for a meal at a restaurant. Or crochet the magic wand for a costume prop for dress-up or Halloween!
Would you like to win an eBook copy of Busy Baby Boxes?
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I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with the review copy of Busy Baby Boxes and for the giveaway copy for my readers!