Sunday, February 13, 2011

Felt Play Food Cupcakes Craft: Project #32 of 300 Crafts for Kids in 2011

KIDS CRAFTS PROJECT #32: Felt Play Food Cupcake Craft
Crafts for all abilities! 
for Ages 2 Years and Up    

Supplies Needed:
  • Dark Brown Felt
  • White Glue
  • 2 Red Pipe Cleaners
  • Foam Cupcake Shape
  • A Handful of Cotton Balls
  • Red Pom Pom
Time Needed:  
  • 15 Minutes per cupcake
What To Do: 
  1. ADULT: Cut a Cupcake shape from a cylindrical piece of Styrofoam.
    The Styrofoam we used.
    We cut 4 pieces from ours.
    Side view of our cupcake shape.

  2. Wrap brown felt over the cupcake shape by covering the top and then draping the sides over.
  3. Use the 2 pipe cleaners to hold the felt tight to the cupcake. Wrap them around the base and then twist the ends together. ADULT: Cut off excess pipe cleaner.
    Two red pipe cleaners holding the felt to the Styrofoam.
    Top View - it really looks like a chocolate cupcake.
  4.  ADULT: Cut away the excess felt at the bottom of the cupcake.

    Trim away excess felt so the cupcake stands without wobbling.
  5. Squeeze white glue onto the top of the cupcake.
    White glue on top of cupcake.
  6. Put the cotton balls on the cupcake as the frosting.
    Use a handful of cotton balls for the frosting!
  7. Use white glue to add the red cherry (pom pom).
  8. ENJOY! You're done! Make a few more with different "cake" and "icing"!
    A perfect gift for Valentine's Day1
  9. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.
Why We Love Crafts for Kids:
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

For Children with Special Needs:
Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.

If you child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.

Let him be proud of his very own creation! Display it in a prominent place in your home so he can be reminded of the beautiful creation he made and of how capable he is.

For Older Children: An older child can further enjoy this project by using fabric paint to decorate the sides of the cupcake. He can also add some glitter or sensory rice to the top to mimic sprinkles!     

Associated Educational Activities:

Read Biscuit's Valentine's Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilliy. It's a terrific book to read to little ones on Valentine's Day or any day of the year! It's Valentine's Day and Biscuit and the little girl have a lot of special deliveries to make. But when Biscuit smells a treat that silly puppy just can't seem to help himself. How will the little girl show Biscuit how much she loves him? Pull back the big flaps in this heartwarming story to find out! Great to get small children interested and involved with books. Sweet Biscuit is a great match to this sweet cupcake craft!

Check out these FREE Valentine's Day Printables from the TwistyNoodle!
PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, other ideas that may be similar.     

1 comment:

Darcey said...

What a cute craft! I've linked up to your post on my weekly favorites here:

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