Love to craft? Or maybe you don’t know how to craft? No worries! Check out this felt food that you can make or buy. It’s the perfect gift for kids!
A few years ago, I was procrastinating on my homework and was on Pinterest, and that’s where I stumbled upon a gold mine: felt food. Now, you’re probably thinking, how is that a gold mine?!” Felt play foods are perfect for the crafter in you, and they make amazing homemade gifts for the kids in your life. I’m not very craft savvy (but I know Julie is!), so I’ve never made any of these. I just like to look at them and marvel at how amazing they are. I do hope to one day finally make one … maybe after I finish my master’s program and get accepted to medical school … but we’ll see!
People get so creative with their felt patterns, felt projects, and especially their felt food patterns, and I love it! I’ve seen foods from full-sized felt lobsters to a felt veggie garden. So cool! That's why I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite felt food for y’all to check out. Some of them you can buy already made, and some of them you can just buy the felt craft pattern to make them, instead! So if you want to personalize them and make them unique, you can do that! Or if you’re like me and can’t sew to save your life, you can get a premade one, phew.
Now, I can’t give you any instructions on how to make felt food (because like I said - I have no idea), but I did a quick google search, and there are multiple sites that have tutorials on how to make them and where to get patterns for felt food! So no worries if you’re a beginner like me who is interested in making your own felt food. We got this!
Look at the detailed lines on this salmon fillet! If I attempted that I would butcher it (pun totally intended). I really like this felt salmon because it is so unique. I would’ve never thought to make a packaged salmon fillet. What a cool pretend food gift for your children! When they play house, they can go “buy” this prepackaged salmon at the store, and that’s super nifty. I wish these things existed when I was a kid!
Here is the perfect felt breakfast: felt pancakes with felt blueberries, bananas, and whipped cream. The details kill me, y’all. I can’t get over how awesome felt foods are! This may be pretty simple to make, but I don’t know that. I just love how this looks better than any real breakfast that I’ve had in weeks (I’m not being sarcastic - this is really super cool). Get (or make this!) for your kids and let them impress you with their “cooking” skills.
Via Lia Griffith
Here is the felt vegetable garden I was talking about. This is amazing. Look at how many different felt veggies are here. If you wanted, you could include any other felt vegetables that you think should be in your felt garden (or even felt flowers for decor). Imagine giving this to your child: they could potentially spend hours playing with this. You could even teach them the basics of gardening and maybe make them a little crate to hold the veggies, just like in the image above! So cool!
These felt donuts look amazing. I love the sprinkles - especially the multicolored ones. You can make whatever kind of donut you want: chocolate, glazed, ones with white icing, ones with pink icing, chocolate sprinkled donuts, multicolored sprinkled donuts, jelly filled donuts - the list is endless! That is the beauty of felt crafts and felt food: you can make exactly what you want.
Since we did vegetables, I had to pick fruits. Instead of traditional fruits, I chose a fruit tart. These are so cute and would be perfect for a play tea party with your child. So cute!
So, the next thing that you’re probably thinking is how are you supposed to “cook” all this felt play food. Look no further - I found a felt crockpot and baking set. Isn’t that wild?! I have so much admiration for the people who are creative enough to design and make these. You can literally make anything you want as long as you have an idea in mind. Someone teach me!!!
I really enjoyed writing this blog post because, as you now know, I have this weird obsession with felt foods. I hope that I was able to convey how awesome making felt food is. Please comment to let me know what you think! And, don't forget to share this post with your friends!
**Featured image via Sweet Emma Jean