Homemade Felt Cookies

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If you’ve mastered the art of building a play kitchen (or even if you haven’t), making felt cookies is an easy-peasy way to start filling it with handmade food. A recent tutorial at the blog Petite Planet shows that all you need is felt, a needle and embroidery floss, and some imagination to whip up all manner of colorful cookies.

Written by guest blogger Lisa Lopez, this felt cookie tutorial gives a full materials list, as well as detailed step-by-step photographs to walk you through the first few cookies you make, but after you’ve got the basics down, you’re encouraged to experiment with your own designs.

Having made my share of felt cookies, I can attest first-hand to how fun — and addictive! — this kind of crafting can be. Once you get started, it’s hard to stop, and your color combinations and designs can get wilder and wilder. (One note from my experience: If you don’t have any polyfill, or you find the stuff a bit unwieldy, you can also experiment with making sandwich cookies using multiple layers of felt. I’ve made everything from quintuple-stuff Oreos to some pretty funky pink- and orange-filled cookies.)

Images: Lisa Lopez