Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fantabulous Felt Food!

Kids love felt food!
 For many weeks and months (maybe years)  now, I have been wanting to put all of my links to various felt food projects in one place.  Here on my Christmas blog, I'm posting today with all of the links I can find.  These are all felt foods I have made over the past three or four years or so.  I have other links and projects saved, but only want to share links for the items I have actually made.

If you think you might like to make some felt food for children in your life for Christmas, birthdays, or just for fun, now is a great time to get started.  Felt food is easy, small, and portable, making it an ideal craft to work on during a road trip, at the beach, etc. 

So let the linkage begin!

I think that these Felt Cheez-It® Crackers were the first felt food I attempted.  Very, very easy.
You can see the cheese crackers toward the right back of the table.  We recycled a cracker box to present them in.
Unfortunately, I can no longer access the blog where I got the pattern for bacon and eggs; it has become a private blog.  This  pattern looks like a good one: Felt Fried Eggs and Bacon.  The bacon I made has a wavy, realistic look because one stitches along the edges using a wired floss in a tan color.

Bacon and Eggs
 These Felt Cinnamon Rolls are probably the easiest felt food I've ever made, but they sure do look delicious!

Cinnamon Rolls
These Felt popsicles are also very easy to make.

Grape, lime, and orange popsicles

Orange, cherry and lime popsicles
Felt Toaster Pastries might be a great starter project.  They are so quick and easy!  If your grandchildren are very little or if there are babies in the house, you might prefer to make colorful french knot "sprinkles" rather than attaching beads. 

Pop-tarts®
Pop-tarts® in packaging
 I think I failed to take pictures of the Felt Coffee & Mini Donut set I made for these two.  (Maybe because I was somewhat disappointed in how the coffee cups came out.)  Their uncle owns a coffee shop, which is why I made these.  They are drinking from the coffee cups, which have sleeves from their uncle's shop.  The large donuts in the picture are the crocheted ones.  I think the pink and chocolate frosted mini donuts from this tutorial are in between the valentine cookies and the cheese crackers, in front of Emily.  (You can actually see these mini donuts better in the very top photo, where they are in the foreground.)


This pattern for Felt sandwiches and bags of chips has directions for potato chips, bags, and two kinds of sandwiches.

Sandwiches -- ham, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes on burger buns

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Bags of chips
Another look at the potato chips
I tried several tutorials for felt strawberries, but one came out as big as tomatoes!  I salvaged them by putting them in a tomato box and calling them tomatoes, but they weren't all that easy to make, so I've scrapped that pattern.  These Felt strawberries are the best pattern I've found.  I like to package them in plastic berry boxes.

A basket of strawberries
This Felt pumpkin pie with whipped cream is truly amazing.  I've made lemon, chocolate, and cheesecake pie slices as well.  A good bit of the sewing on this is done by machine, so it's not as complicated as it looks.

Pumpkin pie
Lemon pie
Chocolate cream pie
Strawberry cheesecake

Pumpkin, lemon and chocolate pie
And here is the link for pancakes:Felt Pancakes.  Again, very easy.  Partly sewed by machine.

Pancakes with butter pat
And here is one for Christmas cookies -- these are also very easy!  Christmas Cookies.  Obviously, you can make these into plain sugar cookies or into Valentine cookies -- or just cut-out cookies for any occasion!

Christmas cookies
Christmas cookies in their packaging
Frosted sugar cookies with sprinkles
Valentine cookies
More Valentine cookies
This Fabric Bow-Tie Pasta is not made of felt, but is still very easy.

Fabric bow tie pasta
A package of pasta
Not all play food is made of fabric.  Here are a couple of links for foods I've crocheted:  Crochet Sandwich Cookies

Crocheted chocolate sandwich cookies
and Crocheted Donut, which I've made in varying "flavors".  Again, if you suspect these or the felt cookies (really, any play food with "sprinkles") will go into a tiny child's mouth, then please use french knots rather than beads.

A pink-frosted doughnut
Chocolate frosted donut
A packaged chocolate donut
So there are all my links!  If you'd like more felt food inspiration, go to One Pretty Thing
and click on the "Categories" tab, then scroll down on the pop-up menu to "Felt Food Roundup".  From the list that appears on the right, choose a date and look at the felt-food roundup for that day.  And so on.  If you're interested in making felt food, I can pretty much guarantee you'll find something here that you want to make.
My grandkids are always happy to get more felt food!
Have fun cooking up some felt food!  A word of warning, though -- it's addictive!

6 comments:

  1. O my gosh! How cute. I should make some for my grandkis. They play restaurant all the time in the playhouse out back...

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  2. Oh, I hope you do try making some, Vicki! It's a lot of fun and kids really enjoy it. My daughters tell me the felt food is played with nearly every day at their houses. Especially where your grandkids already like to play restaurant, I think this play food would really be fun for them.

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  3. I made some felt food for my niece a few years back. She enjoyed it and I must admit it looked cute. Great job!

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  4. Thanks, Luludou! I'm already working on more felt food for my grandson's birthday in August. So much fun!

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  5. Just looking at your blog and I love the felt food. My granddaughter is only 5 months but I am hoping to do her some in the future. You did a GREAT job with it all. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. You are welcome, Lana! Thanks for your kind words about my felt food. It is a a lot of fun to make. You could actually start any time, and just stash it away for a few years until your granddaughter is old enough to play with it!

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