Posted in Busy Bag Activity, Fine Motor Activity, Rainbow Activity

DIY Rainbow Felt Links Chain

The Felt Links Chain activity is so cute & perfect to keep lil hands busy. Felt is very economical and easy to craft with. The original felt link activity i found, used buttons. Im not very good at sewing (I know! 😜) and also Miss D is not ready for buttons yet. I planned this activity to suit Miss A(almost 3yrs) & Miss D(21 months) – hence changed it to suit our needs. Found these velcro dots with sticky backs at dollar store. Easy to use for my LOs and also no sewing for mommy -Just peel & stick (Win WinπŸ‘). So simple and solves the purpose. It took about 5 mins for me to set up this activity. πŸ˜€

What you need

  • Different colors Felt – we used rainbow colors
  • Scissors
  • Velcro dots – stick back strip

How to

  • Cut the felt into strips. You could draw lines on the felt, using ruler and pencil and then cut up the marked lines. I dint care too much about it, so just took my scissors and cut it up.πŸ˜‰
  • Each velcro dot comes in pairs. Stick the velcro dots to the ends of each strip on opposite sides.
  • Let your kids stick the strips together to make link chains.

For color recognition activity, use instruction cards- make yellow color link chain or purple color link chain… You could also use it for patterning – 2 green & 1 red or 1 purple, 1 blue & 1 green… The possibilities are endless. This activity develops fine motor skills, creativity & concentration. 

You can store the felt pieces in a ziploc bag and its makes a perfect busy bag activity. Your lil ones are busy concentrating on the links so you can have some quiet time wherever you are.πŸ˜€



    Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!!

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