Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sesame Street Characters Book

Here's a peek at my latest craft project.

Harry loves Sesame Street. It's available on Netflix so whenever I need to turn something on for him that's what I usually choose. It's one of the more tolerable kids shows, and I love that it's a show I also enjoyed as a kid. Bert and Grover were my two favorite characters if I remember correctly.

To make a long story short, I felt like he was watching too much TV and decided to limit his screen time to 1-2 shows a week. But I'm a softy and thought it was unfair to completely take away the characters he loves so much. My compromise was this book, which includes images of 15 different Sesame Street residents.

I bought the Sesame Street Cricut cartridge right around the time I found out I was pregnant. I picked it up for $10 and it's sat on my shelf unused ever since. I almost sold it earlier this year, but I'm glad I held on to it so I could make this project.

I love any excuse to whip out my Cricut and had a blast putting the characters together. I cut them all at 5.25''. Which is the smallest I'd go for this cartridge. Some of them (cough, cough, Abby) are very intricate and were a pain to cut out. I gave each Sesame Streeter an accent of Stickles glitter glue as a finishing touch.

Here are the other pages.

I found the Sesame Street themed scrapbook paper on Amazon and the letter stickers are just some $1 packs from JoAnns (I needed 3 to get all the names written). To make the pages toddler-proof I used my new Purple Cows laminator.

I bought it at Costco last week. It was on sale for just $15 and came with a bunch of laminating sheets. I wanted the 6x6 sheets, which I picked up through Amazon. My pages were a little thick for the machine, but it worked pretty well and should hold up just fine.

To bind the pages together I used my Cinch machine with a .75'' coil and finished it off with a few rainbow colored ribbons.

The book was a big hit with Harry. He loves it! He knows almost all the characters and has a fun time flipping through the pages.


  1. What a great project! I remember when Michaels had this cartridge for only $10, but I figured I wouldn't need the Sesame Street characters. Just a year later, a para at my school asked if I could do any Sesame Street things for her daughter's birthday! Whoops! Probably should have bought it when I had the chance!

  2. I love this! Sesame Street is one of my favorite shows ever!


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