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Asian Inspired Appetizers – Felt Food

22 Sep

Felt Food- Crab ragoon, spring rolls, edamame

Every felt chef needs a good selection of appetizers on his or her menu. Help fill out the menu with these Asian inspired felt food starters. All of these are super fast and easy to make and add a global influence to your child’s cooking repertoire.

I’ve broken down the steps for crab rangoon, spring rolls, edamame, sweet and sour and soy sauces and dishes. I love how these came out and I am sure you will too.

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9″ x 12″ felt sheet in spring roll color, I used Pastry – This will make 4 spring rolls *

7″ x 7″  felt in ragnoon color, I used Toffee* – makes 2 rangoons

9″x 12″ felt in edamame color, I used Granny Smith* – makes over a dozen edamame

-please note these are small and aren’t safe toys for babies and very young children –

9″ x 6″ felt  for dishes I used white* – for one of each size, double if this amount if you want a sturdier dish

2″ square sweet and sour color, I used watermelon

2″ square black felt *

stuffing

*matching thread

Pattern at the end of post

Felt Edamame

felt edamame

Begin by cutting the edamame keeping the mirror sides connected at the backs for easy fold and go. You can also cut these on a fold.

Roll quarter sized amount of stuffing until it is the size of a soy bean. Repeat to fill all soybeans.

Overcast stitch along the outside of each soybean. Stuff with rolled stuffing pieces before closing. Repeat with each bean.

Felt Crab Rangoon

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Hold square as shown, fold straight sides inward.

Add a small amount of stuffing to help ragoons sit flat.

Stitch center together with matching thread.

 

Felt Spring Rolls

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Lay square with one corner pointing down.  Fold bottom corner up.

Fold sides in as shown.

Stitch once or twice to hold.

Stuff lightly.

Roll spring roll from the base up and stitch down remaining corner to hold.

Felt Dishes – DIY

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Bring diagonal cut edges together and overcast stitch. Repeat with all sides.

For a sturdier dish double the dish and overcast stitch around the edges to connect.

Sweet and Sour and Soy Sauce

sweetand.jpgSew squares together with an overcast stitch.

Place in the sauce dish.

Happy Crafting!

Andie

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Felt Empanadas (hand pies)

14 Sep

felt empanadas

Popular in Spain and many Latin American countries an empanada prounounced (Em-pan-ah-dah) is a kind of stuffed bread or pastry which is either baked or fried. Fruit empanadas are made by folding dough over a fruit filling and are basically identical to hand pies in that they are both made of deliciousness.

Empanadas can be stuffed with any filling, our felt versions sport an apple, pineapple, cherry and strawberry for variety.

Felt foods don’t get too much easier than this. The most difficult part will be cutting the fruit shapes for your felt empanada for some tips see our post on Cutting Small Shapes. This play food craft is so super easy and is a great for the felt food beginner.

felt food pattern hand pies

You will need: per pie

 5.5″ x 5.5″ square of crust colored felt I used Pastry

2″ scrap slightly darker than crust covered felt* I used Toffee

Embroidery thread

Stuffing.

*Matching thread

Template at the end of post

felt food hand piesAttach your shape to the upper part of your felt circle with a running stitch and matching thread. Because you are sewing on a circle you don’t need to center it since you can fold it in any direction.

diy felt food easyFold circle over so the felt fruit shape is in the center. Using a full strand of embroidery thread doubled over and  an over cast stitch, sew along the outside of the open portion of the pie. Stop to leave room to stuff.

felt hand pie empandada patternStuff lightly. finished hand pie felt food beginner felt foodSew Closed. Seriously that’s it!

Super easy. Felt hand pie tutorial and pattern easy felt foodMmmmmmm!Felt food tutorial - felt hand piesHappy Crafting!

~Andie

empanada templates, felt food hand pie patternStill got a sweet tooth? Try these other free felt food patterns.Free felt food tutorial popsicles

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Spring Petits Fours – Tea Party Cakes Felt Food for beginners

22 Mar

Easy Felt Food Petits Four (Tea party cake) tutorial and pattern.

Felt food is so much fun to make and is a wonderful imaginative toy for children.

If you’re intrested in felt food making here’s a simple beginner friendly felt food tutorial to get you started.

Spring Petits Fours

You will need:

Felt Felt in colors of your choosing 5″ x 7″ per Petit Four

Sunshine, Sparrow, Honeydew, Pink Tutu, White, and Apricot

Ric Rack

Chocolate, Petal Pink, Hot Pink, White, Orange and Yellow

Felt glue

Coordinating thread

Begin by cutting one of each of the templates per Petit Four

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Petit Four Felt Cake Template

Attach Ric Rac to the top of each tea cake as desired with felt glue or sew into place.

Felt and Ric Rac

Pinch corners together and overcast stitch up the sides to make a box shape.

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Flip over and overcast stitch bottom into place.

Overcast stitch on Felt

Ta Da!

Felt Petit Four Tutorial Beginner friendly felt food

Here it is faster

Felt Petit Four Felt Food Tutorial From American Felt and Craft

See super easy! 

Happy Crafting! 

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Win a Felt Food Picnic Lunch Kit!

8 Aug

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Top off your summer with an endless picnic lunch!

Just head over to your Facebook page tell us who you would make out felt food Picnic Lunch set for and you could win the complete kit!

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Good Luck!

Andie

Easy Felt Food Cigarette Cookies Tutorial

11 Mar

Easy Felt Food cookie tutorial

I think it’s safe to say these are the easiest felt food to make leaving plenty of time for tea partying.

No needle and thread required.

You will need:

 1- 4″ felt square per cookie (I used Buttercream, and Caramel) You can make yours larger or smaller it works with almost any size.

Felt glue

Optional:

Felt Highlighter- Fresh Baked

Hot Fudge Glue

Glaze Glue

Sprinkle Beads

Nut Beads

Begin by cutting two corners off of the square shape.

Felt food cigarette cookie template

How to make felt food cookies tea cookies

No sew felt food cookies

Place glue on the tip of one side of the cookie (Felt glue is thick so only the tip needs to be covered)

Roll felt cookie upward towards the glued section and wrap around.

Step by step felt cigarette cookies

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To shade use felt highlighter in toasted before rolling up. You only need to cover the areas that will show.

Highlighting Felt Food Cookies

See Easy!

DIY Play food cookies tea party

Feeling adventurous?

DIY play food cookies

Whip out the glue gun and Hot fudge glue.

Using Fudge Hot Glue on Felt Food.

Begin with one side, I started by “drawing” drip shapes with the glue but it actually looked better when the “chocolate” looked more dipped and even.

After glue becomes more solid and tacky press sprinkle or nut beads into glue if desired and allow to dry before starting second side of cookies.

Glue will set in about 5 minutes.

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Easy  Felt Food Cookies tutorial decorated

Happy Crafting ~Andie

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Looking for More Easy Felt Food Cookies:

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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29 Mar

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Jelly Beans!

30 Jan

What is it that makes Jelly Beans so exciting? It could be that every bean is a new taste sensation sure to be delicious (except of course the nasty black jelly beans and the slightly mouthwashy green ones), or their bright colors heralding in spring and warm weather days, maybe it’s because they are only available once a year. No matter what the reason I always feel a little giddy when I see them roll out the first bags of beans at my local stores.  What little felt food play store would be complete without a few boxes this Easter?

For this project you will need:

Colored roving: I used both sets in our mini packs (brights and pastels).  About 6″ of roving per bean.

Dish soap

9″ x 6″ piece of felt in color  you’d like your box, I used honeydew and matching thread

White felt scrap – 1.5″ X 3″

Thin Clear Vinyl– 3x 3 square

Cross stitch thread

Sewing and embroidery needles

Scissors

Rattle insert (optional)

Templates at the end of this post.

Making the beans:

You will need to make your jelly beans and allow them to dry before the next few steps, fortunately the jelly beans dry quickly (an hour or two) and if you have some little ones around you can easily whip up a whole slew of beans in less than an hour.

To make these jelly beans you will need to wet felt them, ok breathe…don’t panic, it’s easy I swear! How easy, allow my adorable 4-year-old daughter to demonstrate:

Here is a more detailed run down.

Step 1:

Pull off the amount of roving you need from the rest (about 6″ long ). Pull into a thin strand. Starting at one end roll upwards (it may help to have slightly damp fingers) wrap around and over to create a ball shape.

Your felted piece will be approximately 50% smaller than this so you want your roving ball to be about the size of a large gum ball or quarter.

Step 2:

Once you have a reasonable facsimile of a ball shape you will need to begin the felting process. This is done by agitating and shocking your wool. If you have ever been a teenager you should be well versed in shocking and agitating. Begin by gently dunking your ball into a bowl of warm water add a small drop (almost a half a drop) of hand dish washing liquid to the top of your ball. Gently move the ball from one hand to another squishing it ever so slightly. Dunk in cool water and squish and then warm water. Lightly rub the wool so the wool catches on itself.

DO NOT roll  between your hands yet, if you do this the fibers will come apart and you will end up with a very unsightly shape.  Continue cradle and lightly squish your soon to be jelly bean from one hand to another for about 30 seconds to 1 minute better to overdo than underdo. You will need to be gentle to prevent your roving from coming apart, my daughter likes to pretend that the ball is an egg. I think that’s a good way of thinking about the level of stress you want to put on your piece at this point.

Step 3:

There! You’ve finished the hard part now to finish the jelly beans. making by rolling in between your hands moving the piece from warm to cool water to help shock the wool into place. You should begin to feel your piece firming up. While it still has some give to it roll between your palms in one direction to create more of an oval shape.

Step 4:

From here you want to manipulate into a  bean shape you can do this many different ways. Working it so that one end is thinner than the other, by thinning out the middle or by pressing a finger into the center while pulling the ends upwards. Experiment and see which method works best for you.

Lay out to dry and repeat as desired.

Making the Jelly Bean Box

Step 1:

Cut out template pieces

Cut 2 of each A, B and C from the color felt you have chosen for your box.

Cut the jelly bean shape out of only 1 of your A pieces.

Step 2:

Place your vinyl piece over the window area and stitch down using a running stitch.

Step 3:

Trace out the letters for Jelly Beans onto your white felt scrap insuring that they will fit on the front of your finished box. Using cross stitching thread and whatever style stitch you like , stitch the letters into place.

Cut around the letters to create a more fun feel.

Stitch label into place.

Step 4:

Assemble the box by adding one side piece (B) to the side of your completed front and overcast stitch up the side.

Continue with the other side piece.

Add back to the box by stitching side pieces (B) to back (A).

Stand box on it’s head and stitch the bottom piece (C) in place using the overcast stitch.

‘Before continuing you will need to decide if you plan on having an open jelly bean box or a closed one.

If you plan on using a rattle insert place, box front side down and add your jelly beans until nearly full, slip the rattle into the back so it isn’t visible and adjust jelly beans if needed. Place box right side up again and add top the same way you added the bottom.

To make an open box start attaching your top from where you want the opening to begin, stitch around until you reach the matching point on the other side. Continue your overcast stitch around the unfinished edges to create more of a polished look.  Enjoy!

Templates

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