Caterpillar Toy - Colors Early Education

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Introduction: Caterpillar Toy - Colors Early Education

About: Hello, my name is Auroris. Every day we have the opportunity to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.

Hi friends!

Today we will make a simple, interesting and bright "Caterpillar Toy", it's a funny way to study the colors of the rainbow. The body consists of 10 sections with Velcro where your kid can change the place of the elements for fun and satisfaction.

Game Options:

1. Ask a child to show a specific color (red, blue, yellow, green);

2. Arrange the colors in a specific order (you can study the Rainbow);

3. Help children learn to count to 10 using caterpillar sections;

4. Hide one color and help your child to improve attention;

and others, those examples are just to feed your imagining)

Supplies

  • Felt - colored
  • Embroidery threads
  • Polyester Filling
  • Velcro Tape
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Step 1: Print Pattern on A4/Letter

Step 2: Cut Out All Shapes

Use a pencil, chalk, or just pin the pattern to the felt sheet and cut out all shapes for the project:

  • 2 pieces of each color
  • 4 pieces of green color
  • 2 pieces for the caterpillar face
  • and face elements

Step 3: To Embroider a Face, Use Embroidery Threads or Crochet Yarn

We make all details from felt. It will be safe and suitable for small kids.

You can make bigger or smaller eyes/nose/mouth or embroider brows, it will make every toy unique!

Step 4: Stitch a Segment

Stitch all around with a Blanket Stitch. It is a decorative stitch that looks nice on both sides. When 2 cm/1 inch remains, stuff with filling and finish stitching. Tie a knot and hide the end of the thread inside.

You can look up the HAND SEWING CLASS, and find "Sewing the Blanket Stitch" lesson

Step 5: Repeat for All Colorful Segments

Tip: Put marks on your thumb and turn your finger into a ruler.

Step 6: Glue Velcro Tape and DONE!

I use adhesive velcro tape but it seems it will not work properly on felt so I use additional hot glue.

Keep the same velcro position on all caterpillar "sections" so that they can be interchanged.

Use bigger velcro squares to make it easier for smaller kids.

Colors of the Rainbow Contest

Runner Up in the
Colors of the Rainbow Contest

2 People Made This Project!

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11 Comments

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wimos
wimos

1 year ago

This is so colorful n cute. my little sister loved it.

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks for your appreciation ;)

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sindhub692
sindhub692

1 year ago

It's awesome..:)

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you

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craftyMC
craftyMC

1 year ago

This is adorable! Great idea!

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks a lot ;)

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jannie.lloyd
jannie.lloyd

1 year ago

Thank you for the reminder.
I made one of these many years go for my son. In my version I stitched the velcro into place before stitching the pieces together but, otherwise, it was very similar to yours. I'm going to make one for my nieces new baby

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 1 year ago

Nice! I spied this idea from my cousin, she also sewed it with kids :)

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thapaakash
thapaakash

1 year ago

That looks soo cute ! Superb :-)

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Marve48
Marve48

1 year ago on Step 6

Great project. My hat is off to you!

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you ;)