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Rainbow Felt Chains

September 12, 2013

Connor turns 2 in December. So that means over the next few months we’ll have a few 2 year old birthday parties that we’re going to. I wanted something fairly easy to make for a gift for all those little 2 year old friends of his. I always like something that will last beyond the first few months of their current age abilities.

I had pinned these rainbow button chains on pinterest awhile ago, and knew they would be just perfect for these birthday gifts. While some 2 year olds will already enjoy the buttons or know some of the colors, most will enjoy continuing to work on the concepts through the next year. The fine motor skills of a button is important also. Hmmm… maybe some of my tiny violin students need some button chains.

Rainbow Felt

The tutorial was on Tips from a Typical Mom. However, it’s pretty simple. Cut felt into 2 inch strips, cut hole for button, sew on button.

Rainbow Felt Chain


I’m especially happy with the different shaped rainbow buttons I found at Joanns. Now I have colors, fine motor control and shape recognition all bundled and hidden into a toy. Perfect!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2013 5:15 pm

    awesome! So glad to see you blogging again.

    • violinjodie permalink*
      September 16, 2013 10:27 pm

      Thanks Leah! I’ve been enjoying your posts as well. :)

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