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10+ DIY Felt Food Gifts for Kids

10+ DIY felt food gifts for kids made from soft and durable felt for a fun do it yourself gift that is safe and fun for any age group.

If you want to raise world food explorers the best way to start is to get them interested young. Having play food that they can experiment with helps to engage their curiosity and shows them that food is fun!

Want to turn play eating into real eating? Discover tips and tricks to turn your budding chefs into world food explorers with my how to guide

That’s why I made a felt breakfast food set and a DIY cookie sheet for my kids to play with their other store bought play food sets. It’s a great way to round out what play food they have. 

10+ DIY felt food gifts for kids made from soft and durable felt for a fun do it yourself gift that is safe and fun for any age group.

Why make play food out of felt?

Felt is inexpensive, surprisingly durable, totally safe for kids, and won’t damage any of your play areas like wooden play food can. If you end up with an angry chef you won’t worry about flying food either! 

You can also then use playtime to encourage positive eating behaviors with a no pressure environment to try “new foods” because it’s all just pretend.

Work on table manners, discussing what you think the textures of the different foods would be like in real life, and it can even be an opportunity to practice basic cooking skills!

See the video below with tips on how to use play time to help build positive experiences for picky eaters

 

These patterns will have you whipping up play food in no time. 


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10+ DIY Felt Food Gifts for Kids

Felt is an inexpensive medium to make play food with. It's safe for all ages and can be made into an endless variety of foods and ingredients.

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