Scrappy Valentine Hearts

Our little guy wanted to some crafting today but he wasn’t quite sure of what he wanted to make.  He was pretty sure he wanted to cut some paper though.  Using scissors and cutting stuff could easily be his favorite hobby right now.  So I figured we would build an easy project around that.  This project requires you to use any type of paper or string, really anything you can glue to another piece of paper.  It is pretty easy for any age group that can use a glue stick and it can be adapted to make any shape.  And it requires very few supplies to make it!  Lets get started.

What you will need: scissors, paper cutter (optional), glue stick, paper in various shades of the same color, white paper, string, magazine pages, tissue paper


First thing you will want to do is cut up your paper in to strips.  My guy wanted to help with this part but since he is two, cutting straight isn’t a thing yet.  Fortunately, he loves the paper cutter and it is safer for him to use anyway.  If you don’t have a paper cutter and you have little kids who love to help but aren’t the greatest with scissors I highly recommend trying a paper cutter.  He can practically use it by himself and he wont really risk getting cut by it.

You will have tons and tons of shredded paper.  If you  have a cat they will definitely help guard your shreds of paper.

All that is left is to glue your papers in random order all over the paper.  Kiddo naturally didn’t have a method to his gluing, at least not that I could tell.  For mine, I tried to use a “organized unorganized” method.  Basically, I placed the strips kind of random but sort of in a heart shape.  That way when I cut out the heart later I wouldn’t have wasted any strips of paper.

Finally, I simply cut out a heart shape!  I didn’t really use a template, I don’t have the patience for tracing things out so it looks a little crooked, but you get the idea.  If you wanted to find a heart template you could easily trace the shape on to the back and then cut it out.

Friday Finds : Wooden It Be Nice

I don’t know what it is, but I am having the hardest time getting our new house to look cozy and homey.  I am also notorious for overthinking and putting extra research time in to something before I make a purchase.  One thing I am hoping to add to are a few touches of wood into the decor.  For some reason, natural wood gets a bad reputation in decorating. Or at least it used to.  Now there are all kinds of chic ways to incorporate natural looking touches to your house, and not just by adding wooden furniture.  Now you can find wood mixed in with metal, plastic, and even other types of wood.  I thought this week I would round up some of my favorite items to add a touch of nature to your home.



  1. Wooden Watch : $22
  2. Twisted Vase : $88
  3. Cactus Journal : $29
  4. Cat Eye Sunglasses : $30
  5. Wooden Mug : $13
  6. Toy Camera : $9
  7. Wooden Table : $104
  8. Wire Basket : $19
  9. Tabletop Sandbox : $17
  10. Wooden Salt and Pepper Shakers : $30

Friday Finds : Color Me Copper

I am absolutely loving the color copper right now!  It feels so warm and fancy and looks so good when paired with a light pink or soft teal.  You can even get an industrial feel with a touch of class by mixing copper with concrete. Christmas is coming up sooner than you know and I have been combing the internet for cool and unique ideas for gifts.  Below are a few of my favorite copper accented items with something for everyone.  Did I mention that all of them are under $50?


  1. Copper Decanter Set : $37
  2. Copper Plated Storage bowl Set : $30
  3. Concrete Mini Jewelry Box : $18
  4. Wall and Desk Planters : $20
  5. Hexagon Wall Print : $14
  6. Stacked Resin Rings : $25
  7. Checkmate Bookends : $64
  8. Layered Vintage Necklace : $17
  9. Concrete and Copper Clock : $50
  10. Geometric Pillow : $34

Colorful Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorations

Holy cow November! Maybe slow it down a bit eh? I feel like this month just started and it’s already halfway over, I mean Thanksgiving is next week!  I have pretty much done nothing as far as fall decorations other than make a wreath, which I accidentally broke two weeks later when I was making way for my Halloween door decorations.  But we aren’t having Thanksgiving at our house so I really just didn’t see the point.  That didn’t stop me from pretending like we were and searching Pinterest for projects I will never do.  So without further ado, here are some of my favorite easy internet finds.

Printable Thanksgiving Food Label cards | Lovely Indeed

 Colorful Table Confetti | A Kailo Chic Life

Model Magic Pumpkin Placeholders | Artful Days

Honeycomb Turkeys | Say Yes

 Paper Wreaths | Damask Love

Wire Napkin Rings | Mad in Crafts

Felt Leaf Garland | Cutesy Crafts

Rope Napkin Rings | Flax and Twine


Colorful Thanksgiving Balloons | Studio DIY

Colorful Books | Design Improvised

Clay Leaf Charm | Mod Podge Rocks

 Leaf Stamped Towels | Squirrely Minds


Melted Crayon Halloween Art

My kid is only a mere 2 year old but already has a fondness for all things Halloween.  The kid currently sleeps with a small skeleton and one of those candy bowls with a hand in it next to his bed.  I don’t know where he gets it, neither of us parents particularly like scary things.  The scariest movie we own is Pirates of the Caribbean.  Oddly enough our little guy would rather watch the skeleton pirate parts of the movie on repeat than Finding Dory because Dory is “too scary”.  Nothing in the world of a toddler makes sense.

One thing I can get behind is Halloween crafts.  Halloween kicks off a great season of what I like to call crafting holidays.  I guess being stuck inside for three months makes people creative? Either way, I have no problem making all of the ghosts, spiders and pumpkins little man requests if it involves me being able to break out the glue gun.

This project is one of my go to projects when I can’t think of anything else to make or we are low on crafting supplies.  It involves very little and can be adapted for just about any holiday or event.  I will warn you ahead of time that if you are working with littler children, you will want to prepare some things ahead of time because everyone knows that a toddler and patience do no go hand in hand.  If you have some older kiddos that can work a pencil sharpener, let them help in the prep!

What you will need:

  • crayons
  • wax paper
  • iron
  • crayon sharpener (you can also use a knife if you don’t have one)
  • 2 dish towel
  • packing tape (optional)
  • construction paper (optional)
  • googly eyes (optional)
  • glue


First things first.  Get your iron ready.  I usually keep mine on the setting for cotton since the actual ironing part is done on dishtowels. Next you are going to need to peel all of the paper off of your crayons.  This is a good project for all of those used and broken crayons that tend to accumulate over the years.  Once the paper is off you are going to want to sharpen the crayons to get your wax shavings.  If you don’t have a crayon sharpener you can make shavings with a knife.  Just make sure you are careful and don’t let the kiddos do it.

Usually when doing wax melted project, we just mix the colors all together, but for this project I kept them separate.  I did mix several different shades of the same color together, just to give it a little more pop.  You can always mix more colors together later.

Lay out a dishtowel on a flat and hard surface. Get out two sheets of wax paper and place them on top of each other, keeping in mind how large you want your project to be and taking in to account that the wax will melt and spread a little.  Once you have two sheets on top of each other place them on top of the towel.  You are going to want something under the wax paper so it doesn’t melt to whatever surface you are working on.

Once the sheets are on top of the towel, sprinkle the colors your want on to the paper.  A little wax will go a long way, you don’t have to have the entire area completely covered with shavings.

Once you have your desired and approximate color layout, take two more sheets of wax paper and place them on top of the pile of savings.  The two sheets on both sides help keep the wax from seeping through the paper.

Cover the stack of wax paper with another dish towel and place your iron on top.  Moved the iron around slowly but in small circular motion. In some cases you might need to press down a little when you move the iron to make sure that the color spreads to all of the less covered places.

  Check under the towel every once in a while to see how the melting is going and to see where you still need to move the iron.  Once your crayon shavings are melted remove the iron and set aside the wax to cool off.

Cooling off should only take a few minutes.  At this point you may want to remove the extra layer of wax paper on either side keeping one layer on each side of the melted wax.  It isn’t necessary but sometimes the colors seem more vibrant through one layer of wax paper instead of two.

Next you want to cut out the shapes for your Halloween characters from the melted wax.  I didn’t use any templates,  I kind of free handed and used the shape that it melted into to decide what it would look like.  For the moon I found a bowl that I traced around.  For the monster I decided to leave him as a blob and just cut off the excess paper around the shape that it naturally made.

Next you will want to get out your paper and cut some legs for your spider, a bat for your moon, and a stem for the pumpkin.  Throw on some googly eyes for your ghost, spider, pumpkin, monster and maybe even the moon or the bat if you want.

I wasn’t sure how laminated these would go because of the wax involved.  Some laminating machines use heat, and the wax could also break up if it is bent even slightly.  I chose to do the cheap version of laminating where I cover the whole thing in a layer of packing tape and then cut around it.  It seemed to work out just fine, although it did take a significant amount of time.  I would suggest taping off at least the edges of these since you will be cutting shapes into the wax and the edges will no longer be sealed by the excess wax paper.

In the end, we had several monsters to decorate our little guy’s door for Halloween and he was super excited that he got to help!  The best part is that this project can be adapted into almost anything, I almost turned the green into a witch, but I thought Frankenstein’s monster usually get left out.

Cute and Creepy Halloween Bracelets

Halloween is just around the corner and while most people have been planning their costume for weeks, I have put very little thought into it.  I get way more excited planning what my toddler is going to be.  I’m usually stuck somewhere between wanting to show my Halloween spirit but wanting to wear clothes that won’t leave me freezing, itchy or with some form of face paint on.  I’m also one of those people that once I get dressed in the morning, I’m dressed for the day.  That’s where these cute Halloween bracelets come in.

I wanted something that would be easy, cheap, and good looking.  In my opinion that is basically the holy trinity of any craft project.  These bangles can be made to fit any holiday really and with just a few supplies you could make quite a few of these. I made a few plain ones and then added some embellishments to show that I’m representing the holidays even if it is just the bare minimum.  I would say that this is definitely easier for adults and older children.  It can get repetitive and tedious but it is in no way hard.  And the best part of all is that it is super cheap to make these and they can be any size so feel free to not only deck yourself out but throw some of these bangles on your baby, cat and neighbors (with their permission of course!).

What You Will Need:

  • plastic canvas
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • plastic spider rings
  • googly eyes
  • hot glue

First you will need to cut a strip of plastic canvas in the width that you want for  your bracelet. I cut the strip along the shorter side of the plastic canvas sheet so that I could make more.  It doesn’t matter at this point if it is too long because you will want to overlap it anyway.

Next make sure you cut off any of the little “nubbins” from the plastic canvas.  You want it to be smooth on both sides of the strip.  This is an easy step, but a surprisingly messy one.  Those things will go everywhere and if they get in your carpet the only chance of getting them out is vacuuming.

Now you need to determine the size of your bracelet.  It needs to easily go on to your wrist but also not be so big that it falls right off.  This is where the overlapping happens.  Once you get the size you want, you will need to tie the overlapping parts together.  You will only need to do this in one little spot, just to make sure the size stays like you want it.

The next step is going to require you to make a small ball of yarn that can easily go through the ring you have made for your bracelet.  I originally tried to just wrap the yarn around the strip before I folded it into a bracelet but that did not go so well in the end.

Once you have your mini yarn ball, pick a spot and start wrapping it around the strip. This part is the most annoying and time consuming part.  Weaving through the bracelet hole while trying to keep the yarn close together on the strip takes a little bit of effort.  Once you make it all the way around the bracelet you can either stop or go around again just to give it a little something extra.  I went around three times, but on the third time I wrapped it not as tight and spread it out to give it a little different texture.

Once you have your bracelet wrapped you will need to cut the yarn and glue the end down, preferably on the inside of the bracelet.  I glued it down and then tucked it a little so that it would be more hidden.

Finally add all of the finishing touches!  I just simply took the spider rings and cut the ring part to there was an opening and wrapped it around the bracelet.  If you bracelet is smaller in width, you can cut the spiders from the ring and glue them to it.  For eyes I just glued them on.  I think in hindsight I would have used a different color of yarn so that the spiders would stick out more.  I didn’t want to do the traditional orange and black because I’m honestly not a big a fan of the color.  But a green or even a lighter purple would have looked pretty good too. You could easily add some small plastic snakes or skeleton bones if you could find them.  I even tried wrapping one in “spider webs” but it looked a mess so I didn’t post any pictures.  When you are done, slip your creation on and wear it proudly!

Easy Magazine Ghost

My little guy has just discovered the joy of the paper cutter.  He is only two, but cutting paper by sliding a “magic button” as he calls it is way more effective than his plastic kiddie scissors and maybe even a little safer as well.  Obviously I still hover over him while he uses it, but he seems to appreciate the autonomy that it gives him.  To celebrate the discovery of a new tool to use, we decided to do a little Halloween craft with some paper strips.

This one is super easy and can easily be made with things already in your house.  You could easily adapt it be any character or symbol, but we decided to go with a ghost.  I would say that this choice was on purpose but it was really more of a necessity due to lack of pages that were all one color scheme.

What you need:

  • magazine or scrap book paper
  • glue
  • construction paper
  • scissors/paper cutter
  • googly eyes (optional)

If you are using magazine pages, you will first need to go through and find pages that are all one color scheme.  I found that it was a lot easier to find pages that were mostly white.  Even a page mostly full of writing would work.  Colored pages were a lot harder to find, but different scrap book paper patterns in the same color family could also work.

First you will need to cut your paper in to strips.  I made them all different widths but all the same length.

Next, glue the strips to paper making sure to cover the whole page.  I even layered some just to get the patterning that I wanted.

Finally, you will need another sheet of paper in the desired color you want to contrast  your ghost.  Simply draw the outline of the character that you want on to this paper.

Next cut out the character, being sure to cut out from the center.

Place the cutout on top of your strips of paper and glue it down.  Its that easy!  All you have to do is put the finishing touches on!  I love this project because it is easy for every age, and it can be anything.  Even if I didn’t have orange pages I could still use white and then use a translucent paint to make a cute pumpkin, a spider, or a a witch hat.  The possibilities are endless and it can be used for every holiday.

Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath

Fall is by far my favorite time of the year, so much so that I consider August to basically be pre-fall (cue pumpkin spice everything).  I love the weather, the clothes, the smells, the drinks involving whiskey and slow cooker recipes.  To me everything in fall just tastes better too.  On top of that I’m also always cold, even in the summer I tend to wear jeans.  Occasionally if my husband decides that our house needs to double as a giant live in fridge, I can be seen wearing a sweater even if it is 90+ degrees outside.  Wearing jeans and a light sweater with a cute pair of brown sandals seems to attract less confused looks in the fall than it does when you are surrounded by tanned people wearing spaghetti straps and cut-off jean shorts.   It probably has something to do with the fact that I was born in November and came in to this world thinking that trees were supposed to look like fire.

One fall trend that I have always loved is that people tend to get their craft on a little bit more.  It’s the beginning of hardcore crafting season if you will.  I mean, sure people craft during the summer.  But fall/winter has some peak crafting holidays.  One craft in particular that I pin on Pinterest frequently but never actually accomplish is the wreath.  I see so many clever and creative wreaths greeting people on front porches and entryways that have turned into a mini pumpkin patches complete with full sized hay bales and corn stalks.  I have always wanted to make one of my own in hopes that someone would ask me where I got it and I could respond with the ever humble “Oh that little thing, I just made when I had some free time”.  Unfortunately, I have always lived in an apartment.  Don’t get me wrong, apartments can definitely have wreaths on the door, I just didn’t feel the same sense of entryway pride with ours.  Also, I tried hanging a decorative Halloween sign on our door one year and it was stolen by a passerby only a few days later….But this year we have a house!  Not only do we have a house, this house comes with a semi long entryway and wait for it….a red door!  Sadly, the space between the entry “hall” and the door isn’t really wide enough for a full sized hay bale/mini fall wonderland.  I could maybe put a cornstalk in there but alone it seems a bit ridiculous.  So I will just have to settle for my sad lifelong dream of making a wreath.

I decided that I wanted to go clean and simple with this one.  And by decided I mean I had a very small budget.  I decided that I would try out one of these yarn wreaths that I have seen all over the web.  I already had some yellow yarn, so I just needed to get the Styrofoam ring and maybe a sprig of something fall-like.  Luckily, sprigs of something fall-like were on sale for 40% off so instead of paying the whole whopping three dollars for it I had to pay a dollar something.  I could have done more, but I really did like the idea of something simple.  Also, if it turned out terrible then I wouldn’t feel so bad about spending money on it.  I got my foam thing and was ready to go, but the yarn aisle was just begging to casually strolled down.  I came across this beautiful mustard colored yellow that was a little bit more bulky than the basic yarn I had at home so naturally I needed it.  I would say in total this yarn cost me about 15 dollars and maybe and hour and a half of my time.  Sadly, in my excitement to get a wreath done, I didn’t actually get any pictures during the making process.  But I think it is easy enough to understand.

What you will need:

  • styrofoam ring
  • thick or bulky yarn
  • cheap yarn in the same color/general color as the thick yarn
  • sprig of something fall-like
  • scissors?

So to get started, I figured out where I thought I wanted the decorative fall sprig to go on the wreath.  You could tape it down on the wreath where you want it, I chose to stab it into the styrofoam as much as I could.  It probably would have been easier to first make a hole with some scissors but by the time I thought about it I had already started stabbing (I was excited to get my first wreath done!). If you really like making things difficult you could skip this step all together and just hold the thing in place while wrapping yarn around the foam.

Next, start wrapping the cheap yarn around your foam.  This isn’t actually a step that you would have to do.  If you just wanted to use the bulky yarn it would probably by fine, I just thought having that extra layer under it would help hide the ugly green foam.  It also helps because with the bulky yarn I wanted to not pull it as tight so it would keep its sweater-like qualities.  If you wrap it too tightly it can start to look like regular yarn and it loses its bulkiness that was appealing.  Anyway, with the cheap yarn I started right up next to the sprig of something fall-like and went all the way around, making sure to tighten and push together the yarn as close as I could.  You want to end up under your greenery so it can help hide the seem from where you started.  If you think you can do it without it being noticeable, you can also maybe wrap around a branch on the underside of the spring to secure it down a little more.

Next, repeat the same thing with the bulky yarn, only this time you don’t to do it as tightly.  After I made it all the way around once, I decided that I didn’t like how perfect it looked.  I went around again but this time I put a ton of space between each wrap around, then I went around again and kind of criss-crossed over it.  I feel like it kind of gave it a move cozy sweater texture and wasn’t so plain.  I love how it turned out, it wasn’t so bad for my first attempt at a wreath.  If I were to do it again I would maybe try to find a thicker ring, or maybe get two things of bulky yarn so I could wrap the whole thing twice with it.  But overall I love how it turned out, and it looks pretty nice on our red door.

Colorful Toddler Treasure Hunt

Our little guy has always had a flair for letters.  I blame (maybe thank?) PBS and that pesky little show called Word World.  He has even dabbled in writing a few of those letters, although he is only two so its mostly O’s and I’s.  But for some reason his stubborn little personality has zero interest in numbers.  Specifically the number 3.  I don’t know what it is but no matter how hard we try, he refuses to count in order.

Lately I feel like the days have started to be pretty routine and uneventful in our house.  We play the same games over and over.  We color, we play hide and seek, we play sandbox.  I’m ashamed to admit it but I don’t really have my day planned out even a little.  I have decided to come up with a theme for each week, and this week we have been circling around the theme of pirates.  I know it sounds kind of like a silly and limited theme, but just hear me out for a second.  You can learn about boats, counting dubloons, parrots, the ocean, and the classic pirate treasure.  I decided to take that treasure and turn it in to a little game for the little man.

Obviously a treasure hunt is the first thing that comes to mind, but toddlers can’t typically read a treasure map.  I figured that I would have him find this by following clues, except toddlers can’t really read clues either.  But one thing they do understand is pictures!  I decided that we would have a him follow picture clues that were inside number envelopes.  It was super easy to do and could be modified if you don’t have everything to make them exactly like I did.  So lets get started!

What you need:

  • Plain envelopes
  • Felt stick on numbers
  • pictures or clip art of items around your house
  • notecards or cardstock

First thing I did was think of things around that house that were easily recognizable for little FEZ.  I tried find clip art for each item and I wanted them to be as simple as the Googling powers of the internet would allow me to find.

Some examples:

  • refridgerator
  • trash can
  • lamp
  • bed
  • bookshelf
  • oven
  • washer
  • dryer
  • couch

I made sure that I had more than 10 items just in case we wanted to play the game again and wanted something new.  I sized them up and printed them off on just regular paper.  Next, I cut out the “clues and just for extra durability I glued them on to thick cardstock.  This isn’t really a necessary step, but I figured if we wanted to reuse them it couldn’t hurt.

Next up, I simply peeled the backing off of the felt numbers and stuck them to the outside of the envelopes.  I only numbered them 1-10 but you could easily do more.  Obviously felt numbers aren’t a requirement for this project, you could easily write the numbers on the envelopes.  I just happened to have some stick on numbers gathering dust in the craft room and was thrilled that I finally found a use for them!

To play the game you just need to leave the clues in the envelopes.  In the first envelope you will put the picture card with the location of the second envelope. For example, envelope 1 had the picture of the fridge in it.  Envelope number 2 was taped to the side of the fridge.  Inside envelope 2 was a picture of an easel.  Taped to the easel was envelope number 3.  You get the idea.  To start the game you simply give your little one the first envelope.  I helped FEZ out the first few envelopes but once he got the hang of it he was all over the house hunting clues.  The last clue led the little guy to a little “treasure chest” that had a pack of fruit snacks and a cookie.

He immediately wanted to play again, probably because he wanted more cookies, but I would like to think it was because he loved following the numbers.  We did eventually play a few more rounds and he seemed to be content with just finding a cool book to read or a game to play at the end.  Overall I would say that it was success!


Busy Book Counting Page

When I was pregnant with my little guy I happened upon one of those mommy sites with a discussion board.  I randomly peeped in on a conversation about must have items for your new addition to the family.  Most items seemed pretty basic and nothing was really different from what I had already been told or search for myself online.  In the middle of all the suggestions for swings that mimic car rides and all terrain strollers for the fitness junkie moms, I came across the idea of a busy book.  She spoke of soft pages of activities like buckles and zippers and velcro shapes all packed into one travel sized book.  It sounded perfect, and especially appealing to our family since we traveled around a lot during our kiddo’s first year to show him off to family. Underneath her comment were an endless amount of other moms chiming in about how this was their favorite purchase and was totally worth it. Excited for the prospect of something new to look at I decided to look into it.  This helpful mom provided a link to her favorite company that makes busy books and much to my surprise these suckers come out to around $300.00!!!!   Ummm…no.  I thought it had to be a mistake and that there was no way a book full of zippers and buttons was that much.

A quick trip over to Etsy and I learned that just one page in a busy book can cost anywhere from 10-36 dollars.  While I agreed that most of these were adorable, they were also mostly felt.  Being the stubborn cheapskate that I am, I decided that I could do it myself.  I looked over the web for some cute ideas and loaded my kid up and set out for the craft store.  I think I ended up spending around 38 dollars on supplies, and I made around 12 pages and even had some leftover stuff.  I actually really enjoyed making them, and I even made two books for babies showers recently.  I even made up my own cover to hold all of the pages in, which I will post later when I get a good pattern up.  For now I will start with the basics.

These are the instructions for the numbers and counting page.  I used sew on buttons, which could be pulled off if you have a rough kiddo so use discretion with what you think your kid can handle, you know them best.  As always, stay close to your child when playing with these pages as they are handmade and might have small parts.


What You Need:

I use the same basic starting point for all of my busy book pages.  Most sheets of felt that you will get at the craft store will come in a size that is roughly 9 x 12 in size.  I like to cut my pages to be a 9 x 9 square.  Stiffened felt may come in a much larger sheet, and a lot of times you can get two squares out of one sheet.  The stiff  felt is what you will be sewing on to and the regular felt will just be the backing, regular felt can also be used for both the front and back but I found that it is a lot easier to handle the pages when sewing on to the stiff felt.

First you will need to cut the flaps that will be used for the numbers.  I kind of estimated on the size needed so I don’t have an exact estimate to use, but you will need to cut two rectangles for each flap.  In total you should have 18 rectangles so we can go up to 9.

It helps to take time to arrange the colors and the numbers so that they are set up the way you want.  I had several options of colors for each number and I didn’t want the same color to be right next to each other.

When you have the layout the way you want it sew the numbers to the middle of one rectangle from each of the pairs.  When the number is secure, you can set the number rectangle on top of the matching rectangle and sew them together.

When the number rectangles are all made, line them up on the page how you want them and sew straight across the top of the rectangles to connect them to the page. Under each flap you will want to hand sew the corresponding number of buttons or characters. This part takes forever!  Patience though my friends.

The back of this page will look all a mess because it is where you will tie off everything.  That is where the next step comes in.

            Once the page is complete you can lay the whole thing on top of a regular felt page and sew the two together so that your tied off ends and the stitches from the back of the page are hidden and the page is more sturdy. Then cut off the excess felt.  I usually add three eyelets to one side of the page when I am finished and I keep them all held together in a “book” with binder rings.

That’s it!  Make sure you always watch your little one when they play with this page, it is cute but the little buttons are small.  You could also try to glue on patch numbers or sew on felt numbers.  Iron-ons will not really work with felt, the felt tends to melt and even on a low setting doesn’t get hot enough to set the glue on the patch.