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!
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.