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Make It: Rainbow Puzzle

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Our toddler loves puzzles!  She doesn’t always get every one of them, but they are fascinating to her.  I love that she is interested in them because they are one of my absolute favorite things to do (during all that free time I have).

Make It_ Rainbow Felt Puzzle for toddlers

In light of this fact, I had a brainstorm the other day that involved felt.  I seem to be having quite a few of those lately.  This particular brainstorm resulted in a rainbow puzzle for her to work with.  It is a perfect quiet time activity for little ones.  It will help reinforce the concepts we are currently teaching G about colors and will be a fun fine motor activity for her, too!

rainbow felt puzzle

I created this without a pattern; but it was very easy to put together.

To make you need:

Materials:

  • Felt in red, orange, yellow, blue (I used two different shades), green, purple, and white
  • Scissors (I used fabric scissors)

Procedure:

  1. Take the purple felt and cut out a small semi-circle from the edge.  Place the semi-circle over the green felt and cut a semi-circle 1/2 inch larger than the purple one.
  2. Take the purple semi-circle and cut a 1/2 inch strip off of the top to create a curve.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining colors in reverse color spectrum order (blue, yellow, orange, red).
  4. Cut free-form clouds out of the white felt.
  5. Place onto full sheet of blue felt in a rainbow.

G enjoyed “making rainbows” all week and she did it so artfully (one of the results):

rainbow puzzle 2


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8 Comments

  • Reply Sarah @ Frugal Fun for Boys March 28, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I really love the rainbow felt puzzle idea! We always have felt around, and it’s easy to put something like that together.

    • Reply ussleah March 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      Yes, it is extremely easy! And it can become a sort of abstract art thing for the younger ones.

  • Reply Conni March 28, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    It’s awesome to watch her put her puzzle together and say her Bible verse as she works.

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  • Reply Creative Mama Renee February 19, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Love this fun activity for the kiddos! Thanks for sharing with the Spring Craft Blog Hop #SCBH2015

    • Reply ussleah February 19, 2015 at 9:41 PM

      Thanks! We love the fun colors and freeform nature of this activity!

  • Reply Beverly February 20, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Fun craft! I’m sure any child would love to make this. Thanks for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop!

  • Reply Jamie February 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    I so remember doing those when I was younger – the kind with velcro that you would do on the wall at school – so much fun!! #SCBH2015

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