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VLOG: The Kids’ Pretend Play Kitchen & Market

By far one of our favorite DIY projects has been the Pretend Play Kitchen and Market Ben and I built the kids!
We already did a whole blog post on the how-to with photos and a tutorial.
But after sharing some small clips of this space in other youtube videos… we’ve been asked to share more!
So here’s a video of the fun corner of our house in action!
I absolutely love how it’s big enough for all four kids to get in there and
use their imaginations and whip up some yummy play food.
The flower container is now used regularly when someone is going to “perform” for us…
A child always passes them out and we are all supposed to throw them after he or she finishes singing. ;)
I hope you enjoy our video below. Comment if you spot Asher cheesing
at the camera while the kids play. He’s such a goof. hehe.
You can see the full blog post on our DIY Kitchen and Market HERE!
I list all the sources and details so be sure to check it out.
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DIY FELT FOOD

I have been wanting to share some photos of our newest batch of felt food all month!
I’ve made and FINALLY made it happen during Asher’s nap time.
If I try to gather and take photos when kids are around..they swarm and suddenly can’t live
without holding the exact thing I’m wanting to take a picture of haha.
It’s kind of like that motherhood phenomenon where everyone is happy buzzing around until mom sits down…
and then their world crumbles or they need to be sitting on you. hehe.
I have always loved making felt food for my kids…it’s something that I find relaxing to
craft and then it’s a toy that they all play with.
Over the years I’ve made different things and these are the most recent!
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The kids always get excited when I show them my newest little creation.
Sometimes they request food (like the tacos and coffee!) And other times I just wing it or go off of what I
overhear them playing in their play  kitchen. Everyone kept wanting a quesadilla…we needed a quesadilla!
With a dollop of sour cream. and you can’t have sour cream without guac. so it’s really just a vicious
felt food cycle that you will fall into and love. I promise.
Your kids will then ask you to make real versions of everything because they look so good. haha.
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We were in need of some fresh baked goods! The boston creme is for mama.
I also made the two best flavors of pop tarts.
Eventually I’m going to add some white frosting to the cinnamon rolls.
But the kids were too eager to play with them. I get dollar tree cupcake
tins and they are the perfect size for these!
I need to make three more to finish out the batch.
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I made the little macaroon and two mini cakes a couple years ago
but they were to cute not to throw in the photos!
Mmmmm carrot cake and chocolate cake. Two of our favorite flavors!
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I sometimes ask our Starbucks if the kids could have some extra kid cups and every time
they’ve said yes and hook me up with a whole stack of them!
Try it yourself…if you explain how you want them for their play kitchen they usually are so nice about it.
I finally got around to making some coffee to go in… Black for daddy.
Mocha frap for mommy and then the americana with creamer for me too. Because I need all the coffee.
I loveee sitting and having them ask me for my coffee order. It’s the funniest thing hearing Siena say mocha cackachino.
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I went on a mexican food kick…
try making mexican felt food and NOT eat chips.
It’s impossible. ;)
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I’m offering the Mexican Felt Food patterns for FREE if you want to make up some of your own!
I’m hoping to share the patterns for all of these at some point but I wanted to at least
get some photos up for inspiration! To get the free patterns, you just sign up for my
newsletter (below) and you’ll be emailed the link to download! Have fun!
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I have plans for a basic felt food video where I cover the simple stitches I use, my favorite
felt food supplies and the easiest things I’ve made so far!
My morning sickness is slowly fading so hopefully I can sit at my computer
long enough to make this happen for you guys.
Let me know in the comments if you are interested in this!
Hope you enjoyed the felt food photo and don’t leave totally starving. ;)
(I can’t look at the boston creme without needing a donut.
I need to make some healthy felt food……hehe.

Mexican Felt Food – Printable Patterns!

I’m excited to share a little project that I’ve been working on!
I love making felt food for my kids to play with and randomly create new items ever so often.
We LOVE Mexican food so it only seemed fitting that we added some to their play kitchen!
I created patterns for my newest batch of food! Mexican Felt Food Printable Patterns
If you have been wanting a little inspiration to get started, here you go! You can for sure make these!
All of the felt food you see in this set I did with a simple hand stitch.
All of my felt is inexpensive ones from Michael’s.
I love felt food because it is such an inexpensive craft and DIY project!
You can download my patterns for that extra help or check out the photos in this post to get inspired!
There really is something relaxing about sitting and sewing…
I was able to do it at random times and then just put it up and away when life was busy.
I am so excited to share the patterns (AND supplies list!) with you guys and hope you check it out!

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So I started off by making a taco. Because Sienna LOVES tacos.
(She also requested a felt mocha frap but that’s coming later. haha.)
Then I knew I had to make quesadillas with sour cream!
Enchiladas seemed like the next appropriate item… and can’t forget guacamole and nachos!
I was pretty much starving for real Mexican food the entire time I made these. haha.
I had chips a lot when working on these and watching a show with the hubby. hehe.
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If you grab me Printable Patterns you’ll get the extra boost to make these happen.
You can just print the pattern, cut them out, trace on the back of felt,
cut out your felt and do a simple hand stitch!
Done and done!
I even include a supplies list so you know what color felt and thread you need to grab.

 

I’ll share some photos and basic steps to get you going and feeling inspired!
You can make these and your kids will love them!
Up first, tacos! We have a ground beef and a chicken taco.
I created the pieces for the felt taco…folded it over and then stitched it in a few spots to keep it all together.
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SOUR CREAM AND GUAC HOW TO:
Side of Guac and Sour Cream please! Both of these are just two pieces stitched together and flipped.
You take the top of the guac..add the toppings.. then put it face down together with the other piece..
stitch to almost shut and tie off.
Then flip inside out…stuff with batting material and then hand stitch closed.
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GRILLED CHICKEN HOW TO:
I took three cut outs with my pattern for the grilled chicken…
the top and bottom piece get the grill marks stitched on.. then all stitch it together.
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SHREDDED CHEESE HOW TO:
I took the base shape of the shredded cheese and attached little rectangles of light and dark yellow felt!

GROUND BEEF HOW TO:
 I just took two pieces of my ground beef pattern and stitched together.
I didn’t even flip it inside out…so simple!
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QUESADILLA HOW TO:
All I did was use the chip pattern (or you could do the tortilla pattern folded over!)
and put two pieces of yellow felt in between
Simple hand stitch around the outside and done!
I’ve seen some people put little light brown spots of felt for the grill marks but I
thought this looked prettier so I didn’t worry about that step!
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ENCHILADA HOW TO:
I love white chicken enchiladas… so we made that version first!
But you can use the same idea to create all sorts of recipes. :)
The general idea is you take the tortilla shape…and wrap it around the enchilada filling…
stitch that together…. the cheese sauce you cut out and attach the shredded cheese too…
and then attach that to the top of the closed up tortilla
The filling itself is just a tube pretty much. nothing fancy!
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NACHO HOW TO:
I feel like this was the most time consuming one..because there are just a couple extra steps.
But SO worth it! We have been cracking up over these babies.
All you do is take the chip pattern and use two pieces per chip.
You cut out yellow cheese for the toppings and attach that first to the chip.
Then if you want, you can add green circles or little specks like I did for jalepenos!
THEN you take the two chips…on top of each other and do a simple hand stitch around the outside!
When you wrap the thread around the outside you’ll see that it helps
make the chips curl up and get that chippy look. ;)
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I love making felt food because ALL of my kids play with it!
Ages 8 all the way to the 1.5 year old!
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Don’t mind slobbery Asher. haha.
If you don’t have the salt and paper shaker from Melissa and Doug.. you need it.
He does this all day long.
Just seasoning the Mexican food.
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Don’t we all make this face when we are adding salt and pepper?
Totally.
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I hope that this post is helpful if you want to create some of your own Mexican felt food!
Grab my Printable Patterns on Etsy if you want a little more help… or look at these photos for inspiration!
Thanks for the felt food love and shares. I appreciate it so much! Have fun crafting!