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.
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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- Cricut Maker (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Wooden Skewer or Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Blush, White, Camel, Hazelnut, Bark Brown, and Vanilla
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Tan (436), Light Brown (434), White (B5200), Light Coral (352), Deep Canary (972), Medium Light Blue Violet (156), Ultra Light Dusty Rose (963), and Light Turquoise (598)
- Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff x2
- 12″x12″ Cardstock Paper — Bright Pink Pack
- Text Weight Paper — Recollections Light Pink Stripes
- Glue Dot Roller or Glue Stick
How to Make Felt Donuts
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the donut pattern and donut box template at the end of this post.
- Cut out felt pieces according to the pattern, using scissors or a Cricut Maker.
- Sew sprinkles onto the frosting, using short straight stitches in various colors of embroidery floss.
- 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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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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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hi, I am having the same issues as the previous poster in regards to the score line. Where can I find the updated donut box 2 file? Thanks.
Hi Angela,! The SVG file is working correctly, the score lines are the layers that are black and they may appear as black boxes at first. Change those 3 layers to Score and then Attach to the coordinating cardstock pieces. Unfortunately with how Design Space reads and displays files, any closed outlined shape gets displayed as a filled in shape, which can look wonky. But the project files still work, it should display correctly as soon as you set the lines to score and then they will change over to dotted lines. Hope that helps!
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I uploaded the SVG and went to set the cut lines to score, and there was only one line that I could change. The top and middle section had no lines that could be reset. Thank you!
I just went in a reset the compound paths (this is a workaround since the Cricut software update). It is named, DonutBox2. See if that works for you.
The link in material for the suggested for the box is broken. I can’t wait to make these for my nieces to play with!
And that is exactly why we are supplying cardstock in our shop now. It will be ready to purchase this week.
Hey! When I try to upload the SVG into cricut- it still doesn’t show the center of the jelly donut
Did you download the new template? Make sure it is called FeltDonuts3.
Hey! It appears this SVG is missing a few pieces as well
Thanks. They are there now!
I’m confused about the score lines, are they supposed to be scored with the Cricut or by hand?
Hi Rachel! Step 13 in the instructions mentions scoring the box with your Cricut, but you could also score it by hand if you want.
I am confused what paper I use for the donut box.
Hi Kim, there’s a link to the paper we used for the box under “Materials”.
What is the floss number for the dark brown? It’s not on the list but I’m hoping I have it in my stash.
The dark brown floss is Ultra Dark Coffee Brown 938.
The jelly doughnut has a hole in the center of the doughnut and the frosting. I do not think it is suppose to be there.
Thank you for all the great craft ideas.
Thank you for catching that Kathleen! The files have been updated.