Felt Play Food: Macaroon
This sewing project makes a treat that looks good enough to eat! Felt won’t taste good though, so use the finished product for a play tea party or Passover holiday décor.
What You Need:
- Felt material in bright colors such as green, yellow, pink, blue
- Needle and thread (thread to match color of felt used)
- Colored pencil
What You Do:
- Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrated in spring to commemorate the story of how Jews escaped slavery from a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Passover dinner sometimes includes colorful macaroons for dessert.
- Help her measure two 4-inch circles on one color of felt with a colored pencil.
- Next, have her draw two smaller circles, two inches in diameter each.
- Have her use scissors to cut out all two circles from the felt.
- With one of the 4-inch circles, have her use the needle and thread to sew a running stitch around the outside of the circle. As she gets to the end of the circle, she should pull the thread tight, which will make the circle become a pocket-like shape.
- Now have her stuff some batting into the pocket.
- Repeat steps #5 and 6 with the other 4-inch circle.
- Next, she can layer the “macaroon” with two stuffed circles as the top and bottom, and the smaller 2-inch circles as the middle of the macaroon. Have her do more stitches around the circles, this time sewing all four together to be attached.
- She may wish to make more than one macaroon in various bright colors. A plate of these pretty “treats” adds to tea party fun or Passover feast décor. Just don’t eat one by mistake!