A Creative Salad (Felt Salad Project)

For the several weeks I’ve been slowly sewing up a felt salad of mixed greens and baby spinach to add to our play kitchen.

First I traced the leaves (pulled straight from our garden/fridge!), then I matched the colors of the leaves to felt and found embroidery thread to match the leaf veins. I cut out the templates, cut the felt, and sewed up the veins.

I made baby spinach leaves:

Mesclun salad mix:

Felt mushrooms to match:

I sewed two pieces of felt together where you see the brown ridges, then we felt glued the rest of the mushroom together.

She may not be that interested in eating a real mixed greens salad yet, but she’s playing with her felt salad every day.

I figure we’re one step closer to the enjoying real thing and, for now, I’ll take it!

10 Comment

  1. Lisa says:

    the mushrooms are my fav!

  2. Mom says:

    Love it!! That salad is so cute!! Espec the mushrooms!
    Love, Mom

  3. Emily says:

    I’m in awe of your craft projects. I don’t have that kind of patience!

  4. Kristen says:


  5. Akiko says:

    I made felt food yesterday! Fun coincidence. :)

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  7. Rachel says:

    Oh my gosh, that is so awesome! I’d love to have you share them at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open). Nice work!


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  9. Brilliant!! I loved the mushrooms!

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