Researching diy kitchens the other day for our 8 diy play kitchen post got me thinking about diy pretend play foods. In our home have some play food and while these are a good start we really could do with some more. Looking around online at the play food you can buy some of it looks amazing but it can be quite pricey. The following 10 diy pretend play foods all look amazing, will be lots of fun and certainly will be more cost effective than buying pretend play food new.
1. Make Your Own Burger
I absolutely love this pretend burger for three reasons; it looks great, is really easy to make and it will keep my kids entertained for AGES! This burger is made from felt, sponges and tissue paper. You don’t need any sewing skills, just the ability to cut and paint. Head over to Crafty Moods to find out how to make this burger.
2. Salt Dough Play Food
A fun way to make some realistic play food is out of salt dough. Instructables gives you the salt dough recipe as well and directions on how to make hot cross buns and croissants and once you have mastered them you will be able to create a whole range of foods.
3. Diy Pasta And Meatballs
Let your children serve up some pasta and meatballs minus (some of) the mess! This looks just like the real thing and is simple to make. Click here to find the instructions.
4. Play Popsicles
I want a set of these yummy popsicle treats for me! The only problem I can see is that I would be hungry for tasty treats all day long. Click here to find out how to make these wooden treats.
5. Felt Strawberries
There is nothing that says summer to me quite like strawberries. These strawberries are sure to brighten anyone’s day. Follow this link to find out how to make these easy strawberries.
6. Pantyhose Potatoes
What a great idea these pantyhose potatoes are. They are simple and quick to make, easier enough for a beginner. Click here for the full tutorial.
7. Sponge Cake
This sponge cake is simple enough that a child could do it. A fun project that will last for a long time once it is complete. Follow this link to find out more.
8. Wooden Sweet Treats
A simple sweet treat wooden project. All you need to do for this is to paint some already cut pieces of wood in colors to resemble yummy sweet treats. Read more here.
9. Easy Felt Cookies
Felt cookies couldn’t be any simpler. All you need is a few different colors of felt and scissors and you can create some felt cookies for yourself. Click here to see some more felt cookie fun.
10. Pretend Play Tea
My girls are at the age where they just love to role play what they see adults do so I know they will love this tea set and get lots of use from it. Now they can bring me more than pretend water! Click here for the full tutorial.