Introduction: Caterpillar Toy - Colors Early Education
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.
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)
- Felt - colored
- Embroidery threads
- Polyester Filling
- Velcro Tape
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
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.
Runner Up in the
Colors of the Rainbow Contest