As an imaginative toy for children, food is one of my favorites to sew and/or needle felt. Small children can use fruits and vegetables or their favorite foods to learn names, colors, shapes and counting. Older children can use the food you needle felt for them to "play market" or to "play restaurant." With a little set-up help from an adult (providing paper bags, a basket, play plates, an apron, a pad of paper, a table cloth or making a menu) playing market or restaurant can provide very creative situations for your children where their pretend games can also be a platform for them to learn social skills and math, using their needle felted food as tools.
The instructions for each delectable toy are coupled with a photographs making it easy to follow step-to-step as well as understanding the entire process of needle felting. We will learn how to do flat felting, roping felting, and 3-D felting, all while making playtime lunches and desserts.
If you have any questions along the way, I'm here to help! Post questions, comments, and photos of your work to share with me and your fellow students.
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Only the desire to have fun
I'm from Greenfield, Indiana (I currently live in Tel Aviv, Israel) and as far back as I can remember, I've been making things! I'm inspired by my three girls and a love for animals. I make toys (by needle felting and sewing) because I'm still a kid at heart! Visit my website: www.lauraleeburch.com to read about my art, travels and experiences in the Middle East.
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