The Mixed Up Chameleon Felt Set (Free Pattern)

Here’s a free template to make your own felt set based on Eric Carle’s popular children’s book, The Mixed Up Chameleon! The felt pieces are super easy to make and perfect to use for retelling the story.

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Recently we read the story, The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. We even made a simple fine motor and counting game to go with it! Because the kids enjoyed the story so much, I decided to create a Mixed Up Chameleon felt set for the kids to use on our felt board. (If you don’t have a felt board, be sure to check out my simple tutorial for making your own!)

How to Make The Mixed Up Chameleon Felt Set

Use your printer to print out the pattern pieces onto paper. Cut them out.


Felt Set for The Mixed Up Chameleon (FREE Pattern)


Pin the pattern pieces onto your felt. Cut around them using good scissors.


pin the pattern to the felt


Remove the pins to reveal your finished piece. You can even use a Sharpie marker to add some details to your felt piece.


Add your details

Playing with the Felt Set

Often the kids start out by using the felt set to retell the story. They’ll usually have the book nearby as a reference as they’re playing.


Using the story and felt board together


As play progresses, the pieces usually become involved in a new story the kids make up all on their own!


Playing with The Mixed Up Chameleon Felt Set

Free Template for Felt Pieces inspired by Eric Carle's The Mixed Up Chameleon!


Make your own felt pieces to practice retelling the story The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle! (Free template and tutorial)


  1. Maria del Mar Garriga Molina says:

    I like your project and as a teacher, I never used felt in my classes, but I find it a great resource to tell stories as you did. I would like to ask a question, as a non-experienced teacher in this field. Has the felt any glue to be fix? Or can the animals be removed as children retell or play with the characters? Please, I would be thankful if you can answer my question. Greetings, Mar.

    • Hi Mar! I only used glue to attach the eyes to the faces. That’s it! (Although you could hand stitch the eyes to the faces to be sure they don’t eventually come off after lots of play.) The rest of the pieces are not glued together. That way the kids can easily move them however they want. Hope you enjoy! ~ Chelsey

  2. This looks like such a fun book & activity! Can’t wait to read it!

  3. This looks like fun, Chelsey! Eric Carle books are great to read, and with a felt set to play with that would be even better 🙂

  4. This is the best. Love felt. Every chance I get a template it’s a relief.

  5. Love this so much!


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