Kid Craft: Make Fun Felt Food

Whip up these felt foods in a flash, no sewing required.

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Let's Make Lunch

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Let's Make Lunch

After they assemble the ingredients, short-order chefs can mix and match to build the perfect sandwich.

Bread: Cut a slice shape from brown felt, then a slightly smaller one from tan felt. Attach them with tacky glue.

Lettuce: Use pinking shears to cut a lettuce leaf from green felt. Add veins with green dimensional fabric paint.

Tomato: Cut out 6 or 7 pizza-slice shapes from red felt. Glue them to a circle of darker red felt. Add dots with red dimensional fabric paint.

Pickle slices: Cut circles from dark green felt and slightly smaller circles from light green felt. Glue them together. Use green dimensional fabric paint to add details.

Olive loaf: Glue green felt rings around red felt circles. Glue those to a rounded pink felt square.

Onion slices: Glue a narrow purple felt ring to a wider white felt ring.

Cheese: Cut holes in yellow felt rectangles.

Wrap It Up: Make your sandwich a wrap by cutting a tortilla-size circle from light brown felt. Lay ingredients on the circle, roll it up, and wrap half the roll in foil.

Originally published in the March 2015 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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Breakfast Buffet

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Breakfast Buffet

It's the most important craft of the day, so don't skip this one.

Cinnamon buns: Cut two 2- by 12-inch strips each of brown and tan felt. Fold them over and use tacky glue to glue each strip in half lengthwise, clamping them with clothespins until the glue dries. Overlap and glue the ends of the strips to form a long tan and a long brown strip. Lay the tan strip on a flat surface. Run a squiggly line of glue along its entire length. Place the brown strip on top and run another glue line along that strip. Tightly roll up the two strips. Push up the center of the roll to make a dome. Wrap a rubber band around the roll until the glue dries, then drizzle white dimensional fabric paint on top.

Fried eggs: For each, cut two identical egg-white shapes from white felt. Glue a cotton ball to one piece. Drizzle a circle of glue around the cotton ball, then glue a piece of yellow felt over it. Cut a hole for the yolk in the other piece of white felt and glue the two together.

Bacon: Adhere narrow, wavy red felt strips to wider, wavy brown felt strips. Trim the ends with pinking shears.

Originally published in the March 2015 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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Felteroni Pizza

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Felteroni Pizza

There's nothing like a pie made by hand. And ours is high in fiber!

Crust: Cut a 12-inch-wide circle from paper. Fold the circle into quarters and cut along the fold lines to make a pizza-slice shape. Use this as a template to cut out four pieces of tan felt. For the crust edges, cut four curved strips from tan felt, each 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide and slightly larger than the slice template. For each slice, use tacky glue to glue cotton balls along the edge of the crust. Glue the curved piece on top and clamp it with clothespins until the glue dries.

Toppings: Using the paper slice as a guide, cut four red (tomato sauce) and four ivory (cheese) felt triangles with wavy edges. Glue them to the crust pieces. Cut out pepperoni, mushroom, and green pepper toppings as shown, adding details with white dimensional fabric paint.

Originally published in the March 2015 issue of FamilyFun magazine.