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Before I was a mom I was a preschool teacher. I quickly learned that the favorite center in our classroom was the pretend kitchen. The kids loved whipping up food just like their parents did at home or even creating some crazy concoctions of their own. When I had my son, pretend play was one of our favorite things to do together! I started whipping up pretend food and soon, we had a big collection! This sewing project is a fun DIY that your kids will love!
How adorable is this felt food breakfast? The best part about felt food is that you can make whatever your imagination can think of! Here is what we made in our breakfast felt food set.
You will need:
- White Felt
- Yellow felt
Cut a white blob shape (very, very technical term!) out of the white felt. You really can’t go wrong with your shape! Out of the yellow felt, you will cut a round circle for the yolk. Sew (or glue) the yolk to the middle of the egg.
(TIP: These are super fun to put inside plastic Easter eggs so your child can ‘crack’ their eggs open!)
Every breakfast needs bacon!
You Will Need:
- Dark brown felt
- Light brown felt (or tan)
Cut out a wavy thick strip out of the dark felt. Then, the same length, you will cut out a few strips of slightly wavy light brown pieces. Sew your light brown pieces to your dark brown piece.
Both the eggs and bacon can be made with fabric glue which is great if you don’t have a sewing machine!
Bread is a little harder to make. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can use a blanket stitch and hand sew it.
You Will Need:
- Tan or Light Brown Felt (Or a cream would work!)
- Darker brown felt.
Cut two loaf shapes out of the lighter color felt. This is a square shape with two bumps on the top. Out of the darker felt, cut two long strips.
Sew your two strips together to make one long strip. Sew the strip along the edge of one of the pieces of bread.
Next, place your other end of the bread on top and sew together, leaving a small hole to add some stuffing.
I like to create a few pieces of bread for our felt food to make sandwiches. Your kiddos can top with an egg and bacon for a breakfast feast. Or cut out a strawberry jam blob for toast with jam. Other good ideas include: peanut butter, cheese slices, bologna, etc!
Every breakfast needs some fruit. We love strawberries.
You Will Need:
- Red Felt
- Green Felt
Cut out two red heart shapes and a green top.
Place your two heart shapes on top of each other and add the top. Sew around the edges of the heart, leaving a small opening to add the stuffing.
Add stuffing and stitch closed.
Joshua’s favorite breakfast is definitely waffles.
You Will Need:
Cut out two squares of tan felt. Also, you will need two long strips.
Cut your strips in half to fit on a grid pattern on one of your waffle squares. Sew the strips to the top of the waffle.
Place your second waffle square on top of the waffle you just sewed. Sew around the edges leaving a small opening to flip right side out and stuff. Sew the hole closed.
To top your waffle:
Cut out a syrup blob and a square of butter. Yum!
Every good breakfast needs milk. And that includes your felt food breakfast! Just cut a strip of white felt. Roll it and place in a clear glass!
Did you know that many children face hunger and don’t have access to milk? But you can help! By purchasing Great Value Milk from Walmart, Lenders Bagels or Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions you are helping not only to feed your kiddos (and yourself) a great breakfast, but also helping Feeding America provide nutrient rich milk to kids and families in need. More than 46 million Americans – 12 million of them children – rely on food banks to help them. Milk is often the most requested item and the least donated meaning that children are missing out on the 8 grams of high protein and 9 essential nutrients it has. Together we can help! You can learn more about how you can make a big impact here!
Here is a bonus tip! Get a clear tote to hold your felt food, plates, cups, etc. We used a sharpie to draw a stove top burner, pretend knob and timer. Kids love to use it to play on and it keeps all of their food together.
Don’t forget to pin this felt food breakfast!