making play food

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making play food

New postby pucktricks on Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:59 pm

My boys have a great toy kitchen, but I'd like for them to have some play food, and I don't particularly like most of the sets available. Mainly because, half of them seem to be mainly canned food and little cardboard boxes. So, I had this brilliant brainstorm of making them play food out of cloth, and playfoam. This seems like a wonderful idea, but I was wondering if any of you had any suggestions of how to go about it? I have some felt and lots of little pieces of various cotton fabrics. Any suggestions?

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Re: making play food

New postby DorothyL on Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:37 am

What a great idea.
I can't help you much though. A couple years ago I made my dolls a polymer clay turkey. I regularly made them outfits and photographed them for for friends to see. It was thanksgiving season and I'd made aprons so I made them a clay turkey for the photo. Wouldn't you know I left the turkey in the oven a little long and it came out a little black around the edges.

Those darn dolls can't cook any better than I can.

I think you will have fun sewing food for your boys. Kids aren't picky at that age. And they will be able to have clean food fights!!
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Re: making play food

New postby temom on Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:03 am

One of my friends did this. I'll have to ask her if she had a pattern. I think she made pizza, bacon, and eggs. She may have made other stuff, but this was several years ago.
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Re: making play food

New postby Magot on Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:36 am

If you knit there are patterns out there -

http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/sushi.htm knitted sushi

http://www.morecambesands.com/knitting_ ... _cake.html knitted cakes....

the latter has links to many other useful and delicious items!
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Re: making play food

New postby Mom of Six on Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:55 am

I used to have a pattern back in the 70's for food made from felt. I also had a book for plastic canvas food. I will look later to see if I still have either.
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Re: making play food

New postby pucktricks on Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:17 pm

sigh, no knitting here. It'd be a nice skill to learn, but I have yet to actually learn it. I tried once when I was in elementary school, but I'm left handed, and that throws everyone off.

I hadn't even thought of making pizza, that's a good idea, and they'd love that.

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Re: making play food

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:15 pm

Ticia,
If you have access to a Hobby Lobby store, they have knit and crochet instr. books that are teach yourself and show step by step for lefties as well as traditional method for righties.. I bought the crochet one for 6.50 and it is super... I have no problem following along and doing the steps.. I'm getting pretty good.. I have made 2 of those great double potholders .. I peeked at the knitting book, but I did not buy it.. I think I remember enough about knitting.. (to cast on anyway, we will have to see how it goes after that) LOL
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Re: making play food

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:19 pm

I forgot what I was going to suggest.. Why not buy some felt squares.. Wal Mart has a large assortment of colors. Just get a needle and thread and make you r own veggies.. Peas, Beans, Carrots, Potatoes, etc should be easy.. Let the kids help you decide what they need.. I made my boys broccoli stalks when they were little.. (they both loved broccoli, it is their favorite veggie)
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Re: making play food

New postby AndreaSews on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:33 pm

I love your idea! Should you become busy, or otherwise lose your motivation, check out constplay.com We ordered a pretend food set from them a few yrs ago, and it's all very realistic, not canned/boxed stuff, and mostly healthy choices. These items still pop up on our kitchen table from time to time :)
But really, your project sounds like a fun one!
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Re: making play food

New postby temom on Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:20 pm

My friend is out of town, so I will have to ask her next week (what foods she made and if she had a pattern etc).
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