You may recall that I was bit by the homemade felt food bug last year. Half the fun was thinking of unique ways to present it to my young friends as gifts. For my latest round of gifting I devised easy, cute packaging for ravioli, fruits and vegetables and a falafel sandwich. Homemade felt food is a terrific gift all on its own and certainly requires no embellishment. But if you feel like taking it a step further, you might like these ideas:
• Ravioli. I saved the paper packaging from a recent fresh ravioli purchase and washed and dried the box and insert. I simply attached each piece of ravioli with a small piece of Scotch tape and then wrapped the box in saran wrap.
• Fruits and Veggies. For a farmer's market feel, save pint-sized wood boxes from your berry-picking adventures or reuse plastic ones you get at the store. I found mine for pennies at a flea market. New ones can be purchased here for .55 cents. Be aware that they are held together with staples so are better for pre-school age than for toddlers.
• Falafel sandwich. I wrapped my sandwich in freezer paper (wax paper would work even better), placed it in a paper bag and added a menu from our local Middle Eastern take-out joint. Super easy.
(Images: Carrie McBride)