We had the pleasure of being at the lake last week, and I worked on a few fun posts that I can’t wait to share. One of the things I made were these sweet felt s’mores for my girls and their friends to play with. I haven’t made any felt food for a while, and was starting to feel like my girls were getting too big for it…sniff, sniff -they’re really growing up. But, having some uninterrupted play time over the summer, without the stress of homework and the busyness of the school year, I’ve seen a return to some fun dramatic play, and thought they’d have a lot of fun with these, since -as you may be able to tell, they LOVE s’mores.
- White Felt
- Light Brown Felt
- Dark Brown Felt
- Pinking Shears
- Wooden Skewers
- White Thread
- Light Brown Thread
- Dark Brown Thread
To Make the Graham Crackers:
- Create a paper pattern that is 6 x 5.5 cm. Pin the pattern to two pieces of light brown felt, and cut out two rectangular pieces at the same time with the pinking shears to create the zig-zag edge.
- Sew the two pieces together on three sides using a simple running stitch about .5 cm from the edge. Before sewing the fourth side, insert a small, even layer of stuffing, and then close the fourth side.
- To make the dots on the graham cracker, space two lines of three dots as evenly as you can, and stitch through several times, then tie off in a knot for each one.
To make the Chocolate Bar:
- Create a paper pattern that is 5 x 4.5 cm. Pin the pattern to two pieces of dark brown felt, and cut out the two rectangular pieces to make the chocolate bar.
- Sew the two pieces together on three sides using dark brown thread, and a blanket stitch. Before sewing the fourth side, insert a small even layer of stuffing, and then close the fourth side -just like you did with the graham cracker.
- To create the chocolate pieces detail, stitch one line through the centre using a simple running stitch, and two dividing it to create six small rectangles, just like a real chocolate bar.
To create the Melted Marshmallow:
- Cut out two matching pieces of white felt into a melted marshmallow shape.
- Sew the two pieces together with white thread, using a blanket stitch, just before finishing insert some stuffing, and then complete the edge.
To create the Marshmallow on a Stick:
- Use a plastic soda lid, or another circle about 2.5 cm in diameter to trace two circles on to white felt. (I found it helpful to use a disappearing marker, so there’d be no dark marks on the marshmallow afterward, if you don’t have one just use a light pencil mark.) Also cut one rectangle that is about 4 x 9 cm.
- Use white thread and the blanket stitch to sew one white circle onto the long side of the white rectangle. If the rectangle is a little too long, don’t worry we will trim it later. Do the same with the other white circle attaching it to the other long side of the rectangle to create a cylinder.
- Stuff the marshmallow with stuffing, trim the edge of the rectangular piece if necessary, and then stitch the two short ends of the rectangle together to close the cylinder.
- Gently insert the skewer into the bottom of the marshmallow, wiggling to create a small hole in the marshmallow so that it looks like a marshmallow on a roasting stick.
We set up a little faux campfire to play with ours, which would work really well indoors too.
The only problem with this fun little toy set is…it might make you hungry.
With easy felt s’more play food, life really is a party!