Here's a five minute project
for ya! This is a quiet square... it has a basic maze sewn on
it (two lines in this case for a baby, but could be made more
elaborate for older children) and a marble inside the square.
The child can maneuver the marble through the square, and it
is a handy/non-bulky "quiet toy" to keep in your purse or
scrap of fabric
Directions if you have a serger:
Cut your fabric scrap into a rectangle. Mine was 10 1/2 by 5 inches.
Fold the fabric in
half, right sides together. Now it looks more like a
Sew up the edges, leaving just enough of a hole to turn the fabric back right-side-out again.
Turn it right-side out,
and place the marble inside. Sew the remaining bit of
the square shut.
Last, you'll add your sewn lines, which make the marble maze. Be sure you leave enough room for the marble to scoot through them. I think mine were about an inch and a fourth apart. You'll have to look closely to see my sewn maze lines, but the top line is right above the little white star, is open at the left edge and goes all the way to the right edge. My bottom line is from the big blue star on the left edge, going towards the right side, which I left open. If you're making this for a child who's not a baby then draw out a more complicated maze on paper first and then use that as your guide for where to sew. Just remember to leave enough space for the marble to get through!
Last, if you decided to do this project yourself, please send me a photo of it with your name and what state you're from! I've recently decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.