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I'm Feeling These Felt Cookies

It's Craptacular Craft time again! (I swear, at some point I'll come up with a better name than that.) Today's tutorial is the first in a series about felt food, which is similar to real food but considerably less delicious. I wrote these posts after making my daughter a metric ton of felt food for her play kitchen over a year ago, and believe it or not, she still loves the stuff. She actually slept with the cookies for a while, but that's a story for another post. Now get crafting!

My little girl loves her pretend kitchen, and she can't get enough play food. Try making these chocolate chip cookies - they're perfect for make-believe snack time, or would be so cute tied to a bag of homemade cookie mix for an unforgettable holiday or housewarming gift (assuming that, unlike me, you regularly get invited into people's homes). Bonus: they won't ruin your diet. Unless you eat them. Then they also probably ruin your stomach lining.

What you'll need:
  • Medium-brown craft felt
  • Small scrap of dark brown craft felt (for chips)
  • Embroidery floss in medium brown & dark brown
  • Cotton or polyfill for stuffing
  • Scissors
What to do:
  1. For each cookie, cut two circles about 2.75" in diameter from the medium brown felt. I used the bottom of a cup as a guide, but you could trace around anything that's the desired size, or freehand your circles - remember, when you're baking cookies they never come out perfectly round anyway (at least mine don't).
  2. From the dark brown felt, cut several small triangles (or circles, if you prefer) for the chips. Arrange them on one of the medium brown circles.
  3. Using the dark brown embroidery floss (1 or 2 strands, whichever you feel looks better - I used 2), tack the chips onto the circle with two stitches per chip.
  4. Place the circle with chips on top of the remaining circle, making sure the chips are on the outside/showing.  Blanket stitch around the edges of the circles, securing them together.
  5. When you get within an inch or so of completing your blanket stitching, tuck a small amount of cotton, polyfill, or other stuffing between the layers to give your cookie some dimension. Complete your blanket stitching, and you're done!
Make as many as you like, or make an assortment of cookies using my other Felt Food tutorials (umm, coming soon) - enjoy!

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Stephanie said...

So cute! I love them! I was thinking about making* some felt food for my niece, but then I remembered that they have 3 cats in the house. I figured they would be magnets for pet hair.

(*by making, I mean buying)

Sue at Wub Boo Mummy said...

I've been meaning to make felt food for my kids but never get round to it. Also, until I get rid of half their toys I really don't want to be adding more small things to the floor, couch, under the couch,their beds, my bed, the bathroom, the kitchen, outside - or to put it another way, anywhere that isn't their play kitchen.

Anonymous said...

I like the name "Craptacular Crafts"--don't change it!!

RobynHTV said...

Thanks! Buying might be the way to go, unless you bought 14 tons of felt at a garage sale for $3 and then felt obligated to turn it into something. These don't seem to attract cat hair, but then again I used super-cheap felt (see previous sentence) - nice wool felt might be a little more of a fur magnet.

RobynHTV said...

Yeah, I had to make sure there was a special spot that had room for all the food - otherwise little things do tend to get spread out all over. Luckily, creating room for the food gave me an excuse to get rid of all those awful fast food toys, trinkets from classmates' birthday parties, and junk she's gotten as "prizes" after doctor visits. ;)

RobynHTV said...

Thanks for the input - it's growing on me, too!

Kathy at kissing the frog said...

I think the name is fine, too. It's funny to me because Hubby calls craft shows "crap shows." So, it works on some levels.

Paige Kellerman said...

And you're sure I can't eat these?

Unknown said...

I'm with Paige. Maybe they'll be edible if dipped in milk?

RobynHTV said...

Yeah, I think anyone familiar with crafts will get what I'm getting at. ;)

RobynHTV said...

Let's just say the cookies pictured aren't from my first batch.

RobynHTV said...

Milk couldn't hurt, although in this case I think it would have to be something made to look like milk - you know, to fit the theme. Maybe some of that soy milk? Better yet - Coffee Mate.

Sue at Wub Boo Mummy said...

Baileys looks like milk ;)

McKenna said...

I lost you at "stitch" that sounds too much like "sew."

RobynHTV said...

Mmmm, crafting makes me thirsty... for Baileys...

RobynHTV said...

I find that hot glue can almost always be substituted for thread. Well, maybe not on clothes. Especially if you're wearing them.

Cherelynn said...

Happy Monday Gorgeous! Ha! Thanks for sharing.
I love a three day weekend-now if only the kiddo wasn’t fighting off a cold!
Hope this finds you doing super awesome and hopefully enjoying some rest and sunshine!
Ciao ciao for now~
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TNMom said...

Hm, I think Cherelynn is a bloghole.
I love your cookies, Robyn, I have decided NOT to make them, I will live vicariously through your cookies. :) <3 Devan

RobynHTV said...

Aww, don't be so hard on Cherelynn, she's obviously either lost, or a robot, or a lost robot. ;) Thanks for being here, Devan! I'm going to send you some fake cookies (in the fake mail). ;)

Meredith said...

Ahhh....if only I wasn't the very definition of craptastic at crafting. I AM a pinterest fail. I don't sew or own a hot glue gun. But I admire those who do! For us it's store bought felt cookies...they are perfect after a snack of...store bought cookies.

RobynHTV said...

Ha! I'm with you for sure on the store bought cookies; my husband actually instructed me NOT to make dinner tonight. Was he joking? I don't think so - I'm preeeetty bad.

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