Thursday, January 16, 2014

Felt Play Food

I have a bit of a felt obsession, as you may have discovered here, and I have been wanting to make some felt play food for the boys for quite some time.

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.

Felt play food: bread, fruit, and vegetables - includes links to tutorials from And Next Comes L

Tutorials for Making Felt Play Food for Kids

When 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.

Felt play food: waffles, bacon, and eggs - includes links to tutorials from And Next Comes L

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.

Homemade felt pasta for kids from And Next Comes L

Homemade felt pasta for kids from And Next Comes L

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.

Felt hamburger play food for kids from And Next Comes L

As you can see, my burger when stacked is huge!  But both boys absolutely love it and that's all that matters.

Felt hamburger play food for kids from And Next Comes L

I will gradually add more felt food to the collection as I have time to sew it, but in the meantime, the boys have been cooking up some crazy concoctions with what I did make.  Their favorite?  Hamburger with lettuce and watermelon.  Yum!


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Tutorials for making your own felt play food for kids from And Next Comes L
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6 comments:

  1. oh I love, love, love this!! I'm felt obsessed and made some felt food for Mr Frog last year, but your food is fantastic!! :) Great job!

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    1. Oooh thanks!! You and I would get along great with our mutual love for felt and light table play! ;)

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  2. These are beautiful! What type of felt did you use?

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    1. I used acrylic felt from Michaels. I'm hoping to upgrade to wool felt soon!

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  3. How do you get the felt pieces to stick to the board?

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