I was inspired to create this felt game by the 50th anniversary of "The very hungry caterpillar", a children's picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle. It's a preschool game of counting, colors and also promote healthy eating :)
I hope you will find this tutorial easy to do by yourself. Have fun playing and learning together!
- Felt sheets
- Embroidery threads
- Polyester Filling
- Velcro Tape 1cm
- Ribbon 50cm/20"
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Step 1: Print the Templates on A4 Paper and Cut Out the Shapes
Step 2: Orange
- Trace the shape of orange onto felt, 2 pieces. Cut them out.
- First, stitch up to pieces together with a Blanket Stitch on the outside.
- Stuff it with a little polyester filling to give volume.
- Sew the inner side with the same blanket stitch.
Step 3: Apple
It's almost the same method:
Cut 2 apple shapes from red felt, a green leaf and a brown tail. Insert the leaf and tail between layers and sew around with a simple stitch. Stuff and sew the inner side.
Step 4: Lemon
Mirror the template when you are tracing the fruit shape (if it is not symmetrical). Place the sides with pencil marks face to face, and you will obtain a more clean result.
Step 5: Beet
Don't forget to insert the leaves between layers before starting to sew.
Step 6: Carrot
I sew with a simple stitch or blanket stitch, it's just to make a little of variations. You can choose how do you like.
Step 7: Bell Pepper
Step 8: Eggplant
Step 9: Pear
Step 10: Tomato
Step 11: Plum
Step 12: Strawberry
Step 13: Caterpillar
Cut 3 or 4 shapes (use caterpillar template). Insert the ribbon between layers to make a long tail and pin it. Sew all layers together using a blanket stitch.
Step 14: Butterfly
- From colored felt cut out all butterfly's detail
- First, decorate the top part (the pink butterfly)
- Make a slit in the bottom part (1cm/0.5" - is the width of my ribbon)
- Insert the ribbon and fasten to the top layer
- Sew two layers together in the middle
- Decorate the edges individually with a blanket stitch
Step 15: Toy Bag
- Take grey felt sheet with sizes: 30x40cm / 12"x14"
- Fold in half and sew the left and right sides together
- Decorate the top edges individually with the same stitch.
- Sew the velcro tape to the pouch
That way, you can keep your toy organized and handy to carry with you.
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