Friday, January 10, 2014

Play Kitchen Cut Out Cookies

While my first choice is usually "Let's make a big mess!" all the holiday cookie baking has me thinking "Let's wait until Valentine's Day!" And I'm not always in the kitchen to supervise play dough squishing.

Evan got play dough tools from his grandma, Mémé. Instantly, he connected the rolling pin with cookies! That got me thinking about some left over project felt and floss. These cookies never burn, and there's no waiting for chilling dough. ;-)

This project took about 10 min to complete while Abigail 'rolled' her dough.

Make DIY play kitchen cut out cookies - no sewing experience required!

  • 8" x 12" Piece of tan felt
  • Assorted cookie cutters, about 8
  • Thin permanent marker
  • Embroidery scissors or X-acto knife and nylon cutting board
  • Perle embroidery floss
  • Tapestry or embroidery needle

  1. Arrange cookie cutters on felt. Leave extra room at the corners or if there are delicate arms or tails.
  2. Trace inside cutter with thin permanent marker.
  3. Cut out half (~4) of the cookies with embroidery scissors or X-acto knife and nylon cutting board.
  4. Of the 4 cut out cookies, decorate half (~2) with perle embroidery floss. Make stitches shorter than 1", and connect ends well so the thread looks like a frosting outline.
  5. You may want instructions for how to sew a French knot for eyes, or satin stitch if you want to fill in small areas of the cookies. If you're cursing that this project has sewing, you could also use puff fabric paint. Embroidery floss is safer for teething infants.
  6. Your cut out cookies will have 8 cookie shapes: 4 uncut cookies, and 4 cut out cookies (2 plain, 2 decorated). I wanted all the steps visible as a reminder to the kids and only 5 total pieces to clean up.

Suitable for ages 12 months+ or any age that can say 'cookie'! At 20 months, Evan easily matched up the shapes just like a puzzle. Both kids like to pretend play daily life.

Play kitchen cut out cookies

1 comment:

  1. You're so creative!! I loved seeing the pictures of the "cookies".