In all the excitement of preparing for my women’s ministry Christmas event last week, my 3 year old daughter decided she was hosting a Christmas tea party. She is a great thrower of tea parties, and she thought that if mommy was breaking out the Christmas trees, then she needed in on the action too. This week has been a little less busy, so I thought I would make her some felt Christmas cookies for her tea party. We have made some before, see them here, but wanted these ones to be a little more festive.
I started out with a small star cookie cutter and traced around the outside to make a paper pattern. Then I pinned the pattern to the felt and cut out two for a front and a back to our “sugar cookie”.
I also traced around the inside of the cutter, to create a smaller star for the icing, and cut it out of yellow felt.
To create the front of the cookie, I sewed the yellow icing to one of the brown cookie pieces.
After that, I sewed on some small beads that look exactly like the coarse sugar you decorate cookies with.
After putting the “sprinkles” on, I sewed the front to the back. About half way around, you add a small amount of stuffing, and continue until all the way around.
I used the cookie cutters to create Christmas trees, and gingerbread men also.
I found some really cute mini-buttons at the fabric store, that I used on the gingerbread men, and for the stars on top of the Christmas trees. I also made some simple round “M and M Christmas cookies”, just like the ones we made in a jar here.
After they were all sewn, Maddie set up her little pink Christmas tree in her room, and her cute foam gingerbread house, that I found at Dollarama on the weekend for $2.
With a sugar cookie and a cup of pretend tea under the a pink Christmas tree, life truly is a party!
Check out my new post here, on how to make a felt cookie counting game, and felt tea bags!