Years ago when my daughter was younger she loved to play in her pretend kitchen and she needed some food. She would draw and color her food on paper but it was quickly destroyed so I made her some felt food that would last longer. She would give me requests for food as fast as I could cut them out and sew them. Rose was so creative and arranged a stove on top of her dresser and used the top drawer as the oven!
To make the fried eggs just cut a random egg shape on white felt using a fabric marker or if you use a regular pen just cut inside the pen line so it won’t show.
Cut the yellow circle as the yolk and use some of the white scrap pieces for stuffing. Lay the yolk on top of the egg placing a few pieces of scrap underneath and then sew around the yellow yolk with a zig zag stitch. To make bacon use brown felt and cut it in a curvy long piece and sew around the edges with a zig zag stitch. The stitching down the center is optional.
Felt food is very easy and fun to make. It’s also very inexpensive. You can get away with not sewing a lot of the food items also. To sew the pita just cut out two pita pocket shapes and sew around the edge leaving the top open for fillings. You can choose to use a straight stitch or zig zag stitch. I used both for this. Maybe I was feeling energetic because there really isn’t a need for both.
The fillings are interchangeable for lots of other food items. The curved lettuce can also be used for sandwiches. Shredded cheese is also used for the tacos and so are the brown steak pieces. I didn’t sew the taco shell. I just cut one circle so it could either be a taco shell or a flour tortilla.
The bag for the tortilla chips can be sewn by cutting one long piece of felt and folding it up on the bottom and sewing up both sides! The tortilla chips can be cut with pinking shears or regular scissors.
The same process can be used for the Doritos. Just change the colors!
Obviously Rose wanted a variety of chips!
A loaf of bread is always needed! You can sew a little square of yellow in the middle of them to make them into toast with butter!
Rose used this felt cast iron skillet for all of her cooking needs! She even requested a red circle to go underneath when the “stove” was hot! I thought it was rather clever! That is bacon frying in the pan!
I just made this lunch bag for my friend’s daughter in case she would like to pack a pretend lunch! Felt food is fun to play with and fun to make. The possibilities are endless. If you really want to be impressed check out “felt food” on Etsy and see how creative and talented some of the sellers are!
Check out this tutorial to make play food tea bags!