A few months ago, my girlfriend gave me her son’s play kitchen since he had outgrown it. My daughter loves banging the pots and pans and pushing the microwave buttons while saying “beep, beep, beep.” I know she’ll have more creative play with it as she grows (like actually pretending to cook instead of just shoving her stuffed animals in the oven and saying “uh oh!”).
In the meantime, I want to make some cute felt food for her to play with (because washable is always good). So today’s Link Love is a roundup of felt food tutorials, patterns, and ideas in hopes that I will get inspired enough to actually sit down and make some!… a mom can dream.
Felt fruit pattern from UmeCrafts
I love the apple and orange slices in this photo. UmeCrafts sells felt food patterns for $4-6 each (and if you buy 3, you get one free).
These cupcakes are adorable and look pretty easy to make, don’t you think? There’s no tutorial, but I think I could whip some up on my own. (image: Flickr)
Felt donuts on OhDeeDoh
You can download a free pattern for these cute felt donuts on OhDeeDoh.
Felt ravioli and farfalle on OhDeeDoh
You can also learn how to make some fun types of pasta on OhDeeDoh; the ravioli and farfalle (a.k.a. bowtie pasta) look super-easy!
Felt sandwich inspiration
I like the idea of letting the kids customize their own sandwich with all the fixins’. This photo gives me lots of inspiration and ideas on what to make for toppings – some of it doesn’t even require sewing. (Image: Flickr)
Felt muffin set pattern on American Felt and Crafts
You can buy the pattern for this adorable muffin baking set for $5.50 at American Felt and Crafts. I love the flour and sugar bags, and it’s a good way to teach kids about ingredients and the process of baking.
Felt tortilla chips free tutorial on Craftiness Is Not Optional
Felt mini cakes
My daughter has several tea sets already, so I thought these mini cakes would be a fun addition for when she starts to have actual tea parties. They look pretty intricate, so I’m not sure if I’ll have the patience to make them, but perhaps I can dumb them down a bit… (Image: Flickr)
Have you made felt food before? I’d love you for to share your links and ideas! Link up below: