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20 Ideas To Make Your Own Play Food

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Kids love role play games and play food gives you a wealth of different scenarios to explore from a shop to a cafe to a picnic in the park. You can buy play food of course but making your own is fun and if you get the kids involved they will enjoy creating something that they can use in their games later. If you have a picky eater it just might help encourage them to try something new. We have chosen projects that you can make along side your children, some that you can make for them to play with and some that they will be able to tackle on their own. Don't rush out and buy new materials to make your play food with. Have a look and see what you have got in the cupboard first as you might be able to use something you already have instead. If you are making salt dough remember you can use the cheapest flour that you can find.

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Sponge Cake from Inner Child Fun

SPONGE CAKE
from Inner Child Fun

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

What a clever idea.

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Victoria Sandwich Cake from Here Come The Girls

VICTORIA SANDWICH CAKE
from Here come the Girls

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

A lovely simple idea to try with younger children.

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Cardboard Pizza from Filth Wizardry

CARDBOARD PIZZA
from Filth Wizardry

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

A great way to explore different foods that can be used as toppings. You could try making a real pizza next - yum.

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Salt Dough bread from Coffee And Vanilla

SALT DOUGH BREAD
from Coffee And Vanilla

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Here's one I really must try myself - it looks great. Remember the dough is just to play with - not to eat.

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Cardboard Cookies / Biscuits from Green Owl Art

CARDBOARD COOKIES / BISCUITS
from Green Owl Art

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Make your own cookies and sell them to the teddy bears and dollies.

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Cardboard Gingerbread Men from Inner Child Food

CARDBOARD GINGERBREAD MEN
from Inner Child Food

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Make these along with your cardboard cookies to stock your biscuit shop or cafe.

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Felt Icecream from One Creative Mommy

FELT ICECREAM
from One Creative Mommy

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

If you don't have the time or the skills to sew felt make a cone from thin cardboard and scrunch up tissue paper to make the icecream.

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Fast Food Burger With Salad from Crafty Moods

FAST FOOD BURGER WITH SALAD
from Crafty Moods

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Easy to make using kitchen sponge.

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Pretend Fast Food from Home Eco Nanay

PRETEND FAST FOOD
from Home Eco Nanay

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

An alternative to the sponge method shown above.

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Crochet Cupcakes from Bitter Sweet

CROCHET CUPCAKES
from Bitter Sweet

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Crochet is very fashionable at the moment

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Knitted Strawberries from ODDknit

KNITTED STRAWBERRIES
from ODDknit

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

There are lots of free patterns available for knitted play food Here is a clever pattern to knit strawberries which would look great in a bowl on the table.

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Felt Ravioli Pasta (sew) from One Crafty Mumma

FELT RAVIOLI PASTA - SEW
from One Crafty Mumma

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

You don't need to use a sewing machine You can hand sew using running stitch in stead If you need help with running stitch CLICK HERE

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Felt Ravioli Pasta (no sew) from One Inch World

FELT RAVIOLI PASTA - NO SEW
from One Inch World

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Here is an alternative method to make ravioli if you would rather not sew.

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Felt Farfalle Pasta (Bow Ties) from One Inch World

FELT FARFALLE PASTA
from One Inch World

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Another great felt pasta idea.

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Felt Tagliatelle Pasta from Inner Child Food

FELT TAGLIATELLE PASTA
from Inner Child Food

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

No sewing or gluing. The kids could make this themeselves.

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Paper Plate Pies from Early Learning

PAPER PLATE PIES
from Early Learning

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Easy enough for even the youngest of children to have a go.

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Paper Plate Fruit from All Free Kids Crafts

PAPER PLATE FRUIT
from All Free Kids Crafts

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

Super simple for little ones to make.

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Paper Plate Apple from Huppie Mama

PAPER PLATE APPLE
from Huppie Mama

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

More paper plate fruit to make.

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Marzipan Fruits from Dessertolicious

MARZIPAN FRUITS
from Dessertolicious

CLICK HERE to see how to make it

You can make these out of play dough or clay too but it would be fun to make mini marzipan ones and put them on top of cupcakes.

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Salt Dough Play Food from Adventures At Play

SALT DOUGH PLAY FOOD
from Adventures At Play

CLICK HERE for inspiration

No instructions but some good ideas

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