Pretend Produce – For A Healthy Imagination
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010 | Comments: 4
My 5 year old daughter loves to pretend that she is a shop owner – it keeps her happily occupied for at least an hour or more. The other day, I made some felt fruits and vegetables and we set up an imaginary roadside stand – complete with twine, bags and signs. Now I have to keep an eye peeled at garage sales for a scale!
Tomatoes, carrots, bananas, eggplant, lemons and a pear are available at Jane's produce stand today.
Funny thing – it doesn't matter how much I buy at this stand- the total is always $1.00. What a deal!
To make your own felt produce – cut two pieces of your desired shape from felt and sew together, leave an opening so you can add stuffing.
Turn inside out, add stuffing and fold edges in.
For the carrot, I made simple green leaves by fringing a cut of green fabric.
Add the greenery to the opening of the carrot and stitch closed with a thread of the same color. I use a blind stitch.
I don't make a pattern for each piece – I cut out my shapes freehand – so no two are the same.