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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

DIY Play Food: Lettuce Leaves

Hello and welcome to another installment of the DIY play food series. Following up on the felt play hamburgers, and the cheese slices, today I'm showing you how to make lettuce leaves for your kids to play with (and maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to convince them to eat the real ones - or so I keep telling myself).

DIY Play Food: Lettuce Leaves



Here's the tutorial:



What you need: 
  • the pattern - download here
  • light green felt (as close to real lettuce color as you can get)
  • dark green sewing or embroidery thread

Instructions: 
  • download and print the pattern. The pattern comes with two alternatives for the leaves, so choose your favorite or make them both
  • trace the pattern onto the felt and cut the pieces (use a pencil, chalk or disappearing ink to avoid staining the felt). If you have felt scraps, use them - that's what I did in this case:

DIY Play Food: Lettuce Leaves
  • with the darker thread, add stitches over the leaves as indicated in the pattern. You can do this using your sewing machine as I did or you can hand sew the lines. Bottom line, if sewing is not your thing, use a marker and just trace the lines onto the felt.
DIY Play Food: Lettuce Leaves

DIY Play Food: Lettuce Leaves


Make as many as you want and pair them with any other play food of your choice.

DIY Play Food: Lettuce Leaves

 
For the hamburger tutorial click here.
For the eggs tutorial click here.
Carrots and fish tutorials coming soon...



DIY Play Food: Lettuce Leaves


For all other play food tutorials check the DIY Play Food Page



Have fun, and happy Tuesday, 

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10 comments:

  1. Thats such a good idea - so simple but such fun for kids to play with! #twinklytuesday

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    1. Thank you! To be honest, I also have lots of fun coming up with the play food for them to use.

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  2. Cute idea. Very fun for kids to play and make healthy food!
    #twinklytuesday

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I do hope they'll be more interested in the real healthy food I put in their plates...

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  3. Felt it so much fun to work with and this project is straightforward and useful. Thank you!

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    1. I love working with felt! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. What a fab idea! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday - please can you remember to only link one post per week :)

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    1. Thank you for hosting, and for the reminder. I'll limit to one post in the future!

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  5. These are so cute! I keep thinking I should make some for the playhouse under the stairs. As of now I have found fake food. The grands seem to love it too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. My kids love to play kitchen and supermarket and whatever else fake food is good for, so I'm always coming up with new stuff. Thank you for stopping by, and let me know if you make these too!

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