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Today’s project is an easy way to create play food from felt. You can take a few squares of craft felt plus felt or fabric scraps and make a whole tray of maki and California rolls for your play kitchen, for your dolls and soft toys, or to give as a present.
What You’ll Need:
- Squares of felt (usually sold in 21 cm square pieces) in black, white, and pink/red & colors of your choice
- Thread in black and white
- A black foam vegetable tray left over from buying food at a grocery store
Roll the pink filling (salmon) up very tightly, and hold it with a bulldog paper clip.
Roll the white felt (rice) around the salmon. Hold it with a bulldog clip.
Then roll the black felt (nori) around the rice.
Tie it with a piece of black thread and clip the thread close to the knot. Maki roll!
Tips and Variations:
- Place a set of six in a tray for authentic presentation
- If you stop at the white felt, you are making a California roll. Tie with white thread
- If you place a tiny scrap of a contrasting color inside the filling, it could look like a chive or scrambled egg…
- Experiment with the widths of the black, white, and filling to make the sushi rolls look well-proportioned
See below for some examples —