Have kiddos who like to play with their food? Or help out in the kitchen? Felt food is a great way to encourage young chefs in the making. Plus it inspires independent and creative play. We love coming up with felt food play ideas so your kids can grow their own veggie garden, open up a restaurant, or start an ice cream shop. Our designer Krista is an expert at designing adorable felt food playsets for kids, and she’s back at it today with these cute felt donuts.

The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert to craft these felt donuts yourself! We will walk you through how to make them step by step. Along with the pattern for these donuts, we’ve also included a template for the donut box below.

DIY Donuts

With National Doughnut Day coming up soon on June 7, it’s the perfect time to craft some delicious-looking donuts. This project includes four patterns so you can make four different felt donuts. Download the printable PDF if you’re cutting by hand. Or use our SVG file if you’re cutting your felt pieces with a Cricut Maker.

Another cute idea that works well with this craft is our felt cafe playset. Then your kids can serve up some felt coffee and cocoa drinks to go along with their felt donuts. Yum!

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How to Make Felt Donuts

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the donut pattern and donut box template at the end of this post.
  2. Cut out felt pieces according to the pattern, using scissors or a Cricut Maker.
  3. Sew sprinkles onto the frosting, using short straight stitches in various colors of embroidery floss.
  4. Combine straight stitch sprinkles with french knots for another donut. This one has sprinkles on one side for a dipped look.

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DIY step by step photo tutorial for felt donuts by Lia Griffith

Girl holding donut box with felt donuts inside four hand-stitched felt donuts DIY felt donuts in pink donut box felt donuts on cake stand next to wrapped presents, donut shop box, and twinefelt donuts on donut stand next to wrapped gifts, donut box, twine, and scissors

What Else Could You Make?

If you love to craft with felt, be sure to check out our entire selection of felt toys for kids. Or check out all of our felt craft projects.

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