I have never been a fan of plastic for kids or babies and after I built our wooden play kitchen I knew I wasn't about to stock it with plastic food. Actually, I knew this before I built it and had already started sewing some food before I even had a set plan in my head.
There are SO many tutorials for felt play food on the internet, but most weren't how I wanted to make it. (go figure.) Here are some of the foods I have made for the boys kitchen- Ill do another post later with the rest of it :)
First, some whole wheat bread-
Ive seen many just stuffed with cotton but I wanted the pieces stiff and to keep their shape. So I bought some large pieces of craft foam and traced out three pieces of foam per one slice of bread, glued them together and then covered them with fabric and felt as the crust.
Of course peanut butter and strawberry jelly were a must.
or grape jelly :)
some cheese :) hah
This was just a little starbucks frappuccino glass. I spray painted the lid silver and added a cow sticker. I then stuffed some white fabric inside the glass to mimic milk. :) Ill probably make some chocolate milk too :)
Sunny side up eggs :) Just felt. Used embroidery floss over the stuffed yolk.
Steaming some felt broccoli :)
Tomato slices (did the same thing as the bread- foam pieces inside to keep its shape. I layered the felt to give it the layered depth, and did french knots for the seeds.)
Bacon :) I put some pipe cleaners inside so you can curl them up as they would while being cooked. :)
T-bone steak (same foam inside as bread & tomatoes)
Salt and pepper shakers :) These were just little containers I found at hobby lobby. I added tiny white beads for salt, and larger black beads for the pepper. Spray painted the lids silver, then GLUED on the lids- and made the S & P and "holes" with a sharpie :)
This is probably one of my favorites- a banana in its peel.
the banana peeled halfway
the banana completely peeled :)
My husband is a big chinese buffet fan. (I, on the other hand will do anything to avoid chinese buffets.) haha but, I thought the boys should have a diverse kitchen. haha So I made a chinese buffet take-out box!
I used the stiff felt, cut out my pieces, used embroidery floss to stitch the logo, and then hand stitched the box together.
In this house, we love dunkin coffee- so naturally, I had to make a bag. :)
oops, all gone! ;) haha
This is a felt cake that I decided HAD to be in my boys kitchen. I mean, it wouldn't be MY boys kitchen without a cake. '
I used styrofoam circles and cut the big circle into quarters.. (its messy, I dont recommend cutting styrofoam) haha. But then I covered each piece with white felt. I made felt candles- and I have no idea where they were when I was taking these pictures- so they didn't make it to the blog.. yet. I also have a bag of colorful scraps of felt that can "decorate" the cake. (because felt sticks to felt, its super easy.) and a great use for my scraps. :)
a ribbon of "chocolate filling"
Jar of chocolate chip cookies :) just felt- sewed on some buttons.
The other jar normally has cookies with white buttons for "white chocolate chip cookies" and some with random primary colored buttons as "m&m cookies" ;)
some green apples :)
These are just some papier mache eggs from hobby lobby (we actually have 6) and I am going to make a little egg carton the same way I made the chinese take out box. :)
Some fake grapes (these are ONLY for when the big kids play, because well its a major choking hazard.) haha
melissa & doug wooden veggies that pretty much stay in this canvas bag and never get used. but thats okay. :)
This set however, he does like. Don't let the original packaging fool you. He is just ridiculous about keeping things in their "home" and keeping things organized in the original box it came it. (seriously during his hot wheel car obsession, I can't even tell you how many car boxes we had saved.)
Nana bought this cool melissa&doug pizza set :) He loves it. & I eat wooden pizza all the time. Its delicious. ;)
M&D ice cream sundae kit (theres also a wooden banana and a knife that were being used during the picture session.)
A M&D cookie set. (notice how they are in special rows) yeah, my child is OCD. haha
"what the heck?! this is a wooden cookie!!" :(