Children love to play pretend around the house and a universal favorite toy is play food. Play food can also be a great way to introduce children to different types of food (especially vegetables), making them fun and familiar. You can purchase wood play food
or plastic play food
, but if you are looking for a softer, more personalized option, you can make play food yourself out of felt. Felt food is inexpensive to make and requires very little in the way of supplies beyond assorted colors of felt, coordinating thread and stuffing materials (when trimming your felt pieces, be sure to save every little scrap because they can be used to stuff the food itself!).
To get you started on your felt food making journey, I have gathered links to free felt food patterns and organized them into categories to make it easier to find the pattern you are looking for.
Desserts, Sweets, and Treats
Fruits and Vegetables
Main Dishes and Meals
Want to start out easy? Try a felt food kit!