If you enjoyed our DIY Pretend Play Food: Pasta or DIY Pretend Play Food: Pizza and Salad posts, then you might like this one as well! Today I finished cutting out all the pieces for these yummy tacos! We included our favourite toppings: ground beef, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers!
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You will need:
- craft felt 9" x 12" To make the tacos, we used dark yellow, two shades of green, red, dark brown and black.
- Embroidery Scissors You can use regular scissors or fabric scissors, but I personally prefer using embroidery scissors because they cut more precisely, especially when you are working with small pieces of felt.
As I said in my previous post, I don't use templates and simply draw out simple sketches to use for my felt projects. When I have a means of creating templates, I will share them with my readers!
To make the tortillas, simply trace a circle in the size that you want on dark yellow felt and cut it out. We made two small child-sized tacos.
Then using the dark brown felt, cut out a lump of cooked ground beef. I personally don't like ground beef, but it's basically a taco essential, so I included it. Using black felt, I cut out a few simple bean shapes and loaded the black beans onto the taco. You could also just say these are black bean tacos. Yum!
I made two tacos, so each of my kids could have their own. Bean likes lots of meat and Munchkin prefers less, so I created them based on their preferences.
Then we added toppings! On went the lettuce and tomatoes.
They look like pretty tasty tacos!
At the time I made these, it was just Munchkin and I playing with them, because Bean was too busy working on puzzles. He loves our one-on-one time and it was really fun pretending to make and eat tacos with him! This was also a perfect opportunity for me to teach him how to build a taco! Fun life lessons in a simple activity that can be redone again and again.
I stink at making burritos and sadly daddy wasn't home to expertly make some, so this is all I've got!
I also pointed out each of the different ingredients for him to name with me.
Munchkin made yummy fish and veggie tacos!
More felt foods are to come!
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