No Sew Felt Breakfast
Today’s post comes from a good friend of mine, Elizabeth. This woman has been an inspiration to me over these past few years since I met her in Kentucky where we were both in school (and next door neighbors). We had the opportunity to be in a small group together where I learned that not only is she very kind, smart, and interesting, but she is an amazing baker as well. She first introduced me to cake balls and I’m still trying to make some as good as hers :).
Elizabeth and her husband have one 2 year old child who is such a happy girl! It’s no surprise, as she has such loving, intentional, patient parents. So, that all said, thanks to Elizabeth for sharing this fun breakfast craft with us today!
My toddler is on an egg kick these days, so I eagerly awaited those cheap plastic Easter eggs to appear in stores to refill a 6-count egg container I saved from the store. She was thrilled to have eggs for her own kitchen, but quickly expressed disappointment that there was nothing inside the eggs to cook in her little frying pan. Not wanting her interest in the activity to wane (I had been waiting for those plastic eggs since November after all…), I grabbed what I had on hand in our craft drawer and got to work. Since I had the materials out to make the eggs, it was super fast and easy to whip up (er, cut out) a couple other breakfast foods as well and I like how well (and how very quickly and easily) they all turned out.
-9”x12” acrylic felt sheets (I used 1 white, 1/2 sheet yellow, 1 sheet tan, 1/8 sheet each red and pink to make the foods shown in the photo)
-4 1/2” light colored pom poms (if you’d like a rounded yolk, other wise feel free to skip the pom poms)
-4 plastic eggs (I got the regular size)
-Scissors (I used my good fabric scissors since felt can be a tad finicky at times)
-Hot glue gun
Cut 4 “whites” out of the white felt sheet (no pattern needed, just have fun with it). I used slightly less than 1/4 sheet for each one–just make sure it is a size that can fit inside the plastic eggs and accommodate the yolk to your liking. For the yolks, cut out 4 generous 2” circles (approximate) out of the yellow felt. To assemble the eggs, place one pom pom where you would like the yolk to be on one of the whites, add a ring of hot glue around the perimeter (underside) of the yolk, and carefully place the yolk over the pom pom, sealing the edges completely. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
Quarter a sheet of tan felt and then cut a pancake shape out of each piece. Cut out a small square of yellow felt to make a pat of butter.
Felt Strawberry Slices
Cut 4 rounded-out heart shapes (going for a general strawberry shape) out of the red felt. Repeat with slightly smaller rounded-out heart shapes with the pink felt. Hot glue one pink shape to the center of each red shape.
That’s it! To complete the invitation, I tucked the felt eggs into the plastic eggs, placed them back into the container, brought out my 5” cast iron skillet and the spatula she sees me use on our real eggs and let her get to work. I then arranged the pancakes and strawberries on one of her toy kitchen plates. She wasn’t expecting those and was so excited to be able to present me with an entire breakfast from her own little kitchen.
Full disclosure: Approximately 2 minutes into our breakfast play, the pancakes became floppy little hats on both of us and the strawberries were fed to the cow and horse in her toy barn and promptly forgotten. The eggs, however, have gotten steady play in her kitchen. 🙂
How cute! I want my kids to come over to play too! 😉