K, in particular, spends hours cooking, whether it's helping me prepare meals in the real kitchen or him just pretending to cook with his play kitchen. I wanted to be able to provide him with better quality play food than what we had on hand.
So guess what I made him for Christmas? Yup, felt food! And I even embraced hand sewing to do so. Here's the felt play food that I made him, including links to tutorials for making felt play food.
Tutorials for Making Felt Play Food for KidsWhen I saw this huge list of felt food tutorials from Apartment Therapy before Christmas, it was just the kick in the butt I needed to start on some felt food of my own.
I decided to start with breakfast foods because they are the easiest and I knew that I could just machine sew it. I used this waffle tutorial from Craftiness is Not Optional for inspiration. For the eggs and bacon, I just winged it instead of finding a tutorial.
Next, I made pasta. I made some farfalle (aka bowtie pasta) and some cute ravioli. My inspiration for the farfalle was from this Etsy store and the ravioli was inspired by Homemade by Jill.
I then made the baguette (also inspired by Homemade by Jill), some carrots, and fruit (as pictured at the beginning of this post. I used this carrot tutorial, this watermelon tutorial, and the strawberries were kind of a mix of a bunch of tutorials I found. I am particularly proud of my watermelon slice. It turned out awesome, although a little lopsided.
The last thing I made for K was a burger with some fixings. The inspiration for my burger was the burger and fries on Craftiness is Not Optional.
As you can see, my burger when stacked is huge! But both boys absolutely love it and that's all that matters.
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