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).
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!
I created this without a pattern; but it was very easy to put together.
To make you need:
- Felt in red, orange, yellow, blue (I used two different shades), green, purple, and white
- Scissors (I used fabric scissors)
- 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.
- Take the purple semi-circle and cut a 1/2 inch strip off of the top to create a curve.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining colors in reverse color spectrum order (blue, yellow, orange, red).
- Cut free-form clouds out of the white felt.
- 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):