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There is still time to make your own felt food for kids! This makes a great and inexpensive gift for the holidays. Get out your Cricut and get started on this fun gift idea. This post is sponsored by Cricut however all projects and opinions are my own.
Supplies needed to make your felt food:
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- Felt (I used a high quality felt but NOT the stiff felt)
- Heat n Bond
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Deep Cut Blade
- Cricut Strong Grip Cutting Mat
- Embroidery Floss
- Sharpie Markers
You will need to iron the heat and bond to the back of your felt according to the package directions.
I found that after some trial and error, it was better to leave the white backing on the heat and bond when cutting then remove it after the pieces were complete. So just add the felt with the heat and bond to the strong grip mat.
Load Cricut Design Space onto your computer. Click here to access my felt food file. It should open up like the below image. I have all of the food color coded to different colors of felt. You can change up the colors if you would like. Be sure to set your machine to a custom material and pick felt with backing from the drop down menu. You will want to add the deep cut blade to your Cricut machine.
Cut each color with your Cricut to get all of your shapes.
After each cut, remove the excess felt.
Then remove the shapes. You can now peel off the paper liner from the back of the felt.
You will be left with a ton of shapes to start making your own felt food. NOTE: Sometimes I had to trim some on the edges with scissors.
I actually hand stitched the food with embroidery floss. I tried machine stitching at first and it just did not work for me. I am going to start with the bread. I used a long skinny piece of felt in addition to my bread pieces. I stitched the darker piece around the edges first.
I then added in a bit of stuffing and stitched on the top bread piece.
The bologna, cheese, and lettuce just gets the two halves stitched together around the edges with no stuffing. You will want some seeds on your tomato first so add those with a permanent marker. Then stitch the two halves together with no stuffing.
I also made some cookies. Just use permanent marker on the icing to create sprinkles. Then stitch the icing to the top of the cookie. Add in just a little bit of stuffing before adding the other cookie half. You now have made felt food for a fun gift for any child in your family!
Want to see me make some of the felt food on video? Just watch below!
This play food is great for toddlers and babies and it is so easy to make with your Cricut. I love giving handmade at the holidays and it is all the better when it is an easy project like this one.
Stack up a felt sandwich with your child this Christmas!
Make your own felt food for kids this Christmas! You will not be disappointed in the results! I am off to wrap up my creation and get it under the tree!
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