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Monday, December 14, 2015

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

Welcome to the latest addition to the DIY Play Food Series!

This time I'm back to sweets, but with a Holidays theme. Because Christmas is to be celebrated in play kitchens too, and dolls, stuffed animals and even imaginary friends are more than entitled to celebrate with season appropriate treats.

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

Most of us have been busy baking Christmas cookies lately, and with this tutorial you can "bake" some lovely cookies for your kids to play with too!



These cookies are very easy to make. You'll need a few felt scraps in "cookie colors", matching sewing thread, some polyester filling, and a few embellishments: buttons, glitter, bits of ribbon, whatever you have at home.

To make one cookie, cut two felt circles. Mine had a diameter of about 4 centimeters, but size really depends on you preferences; I would probably make the cookies larger for younger kids, though...
 
DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

Sew the circles together, leaving a small opening. 
 
DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

Fill with a bit of polyester filling. Not too much, just enough to give the cookies a realistic size. 

 DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

Close the opening and decorate the cookie. 

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

I made a whole bunch of them and decorated them in several ways, to show you different possibilities. All decorations were glued directly over the felt, with the exception of the buttons, which were sewn before joining the circles of felt together.

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

They look lovely in a jar (though my kids never got to play with the jar itself, the liked the realistic look of the cookies in there)...

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies




...but I ended up placing them in a cookie bag (not appropriate for younger kids also; if you're making the cookies for a toddler and want a cookie bag, I would suggest making one out of fabric using this easy tutorial)...


DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

...and since then they have been the highlight of many Christmas tea parties...

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

...and hopefully of many more to come...

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies

DIY Play Food: Felt Christmas Cookies


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Christmas is almost here! Have a wonderful week!

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22 comments:

  1. These look good enough to eat! Great idea, Teresa.

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  2. Oh goodness these are adorable and so perfect for a little tea party. #CreativeMondays

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    1. Thank you! I'll probably have to "bake" another batch, though, because now my son wants some cookies of his own too...

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  3. These are the kind of cookies I should "bake". They are precious and look so good, good enough to eat.

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    1. and are low on calories...thank you for stopping by Jennifer!

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  4. These are so adorbs! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Yes they are really cute!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!!

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  6. What a neat idea!I love this and will keep it in mind for when my granddaughter is a little older!

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  7. Your cookies are so cute, my grand daughters would love some to play tea parties with. Thank you for sharing on #overthemoon

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    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

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  9. Cute cookies! I love them in the jar! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!!

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    1. Me too, though I really did not keep them there for long, I was afraid the kids would break it...Thank you for visiting, and Happy Holidays!

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  10. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite things on Thursday! I'm excited to start the party back up tomorrow and hope you will join me!! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Elaine, I'll be there for sure! Happy new year!

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