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Mothers always say not to play with your food – well not anymore. With this felt pasta play food set your kids can open their own Italian restaurant, finally finish their plate, or even have a felt food fight. The best thing about this project? Pasta is probably the easiest felt food to make so do not fear if you’re new to the felt food world. We’ve included everything you need to craft your own felt pasta play food set below. Check out the printable menu here!

Want a full felt Italian restaurant? Check out our felt pizza here.

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Tools

Materials

Steps

  1. Gather the tools and materials.
  2. Cut the felt according to the pattern (the felt colors are in brackets). To cut the spaghetti – it is easiest to use a rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat to cut even 1/4” strips the width of the felt.
  3. To make the bow tie pasta – trim the short ends with pinking shears. Fold into 4 equal parts lengthwise. Clip in the middle to hold.
  4. Run a needle and thread through the middle, around the side, and back through the middle of all the felt folds (going through the same hole again).
  5. Run the needle and through around the other side and through the same middle hole. Knot thread and tuck ends into the folds.
  6. To make the ravioli pasta – pin the small paper square from the pattern to both pieces of felt, centered. This will help make your stitches straight. Stitch around the paper square using a strand of matching floss, going through both layers.
  7. Stuff the center with a bit of poly-fill before you finish stitching up the fourth side of the square closed.
  8. Trim the edges with pinking shears.
  9. To make the meatballs – use an extra small pom pom maker and brown yarn, trimmed evenly.
  10. To make the broccoli – roll the green rectangle and glue to make a stem.
  11. Make pom poms using an extra small pom pom maker and green yarn, trimmed. Glue the stem into the finished pom pom.
  12. Stack the 2 basil leaves and sew a running stitch through both layers, down the middle using 3 strands of matching embroidery floss.
  13. Stitch down the middle again to make a solid line, then blanket stitch around the edges.
  14. To make the parmesan – cut short pieces of white yarn.
  15. To make the breadsticks – whip stitch the toasted piece of the breadstick to a bigger pieces using 1 strand of matching embroidery floss.
  16. Sew on seasonings using straight stitches (”avocado green”) and french knots (needle wrapped twice, “O White”).
  17. Blanket stitch the finished front and back pieces of the breadsticks together, using 3 strands of matching embroidery floss. Stuff before closing.

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