My Kind of Baking


I made up a few pretend baking kits for the girls — which kept them happily occupied, and it’s a great quiet time activity! They are SUPER easy and quick to make up. I cut up some very inexpensive craft felt using a few cookie cutters as my pattern, added some pieces for “icing” and a few bits of felt for “sprinkles” (the MOST important part about baking!). Once I gave the girls a couple of cutting boards, and a small rolling pin, they kept themselves entertained for a good long while!!

They were too busy rolling out the dough….

….cutting out the cookies….

…adding on the icing….

…and carefully decorating their cookies with SPRINKLES! Yummmm!!!

They look almost good enough to eat… almost!

I adore Clara’s “cookie towers”, don’t you??

They would pretend to eat their cookies and then the whole process would start all over again, so they baked batch after batch of cookies!

Not bad for a few pieces of $0.25 felt and a few things we already had on-hand!

Have fun!!

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Comments

  1. Dear Valerie,

    These cookies taste… kind of strange. Are they high in fiber or something?

    Love,
    Mark

  2. Super cute and a great idea! And Mark’s comment is hilarious =)

  3. I like those and there is no mess involved!
    Have a nice weekend.

  4. Another great idea by miss Valerie. I’m sure my girls would love to come over for a cookie baking party.
    We can leave the cookie eating to Mark :)

  5. oo love how these turned out!!

  6. So cute!

  7. Jennifer H. says:

    This is such a cute idea! I’m headed to the craft store for felt as soon as it stops snowing…which may be next week, but I know my 2.5 year old would love this!!

  8. Mark’s comment cracked me up! I think I can (and will) manage this! But I am also sure that if I offer “cookie dough” to Anna, she will run to get her scissors to “bake” some of her own cookies :)

  9. how lovely!

  10. Very cute idea!

  11. Another snow day here. More snow expected… Quiet activities are definitely needed! :-)

    • Absolutely!! We are buried in lots of snow too! Have fun “baking” with the girlie girls! xoxo

  12. Just wanted to thank you for the great idea…sometimes thinking the “thank you” isn’t enough and you just have to come in and leave a comment : ) We so love your blog.

    • That is so sweet of you, Stephanie — thank you SO much!

      It’s thoughtful comments like yours that really make my day! xoxo

  13. High fiber…LOL!

  14. thank for sharing this is great .. i will have to add this to the play kitchen area for sure for next month . this is also a great table activity also ..

  15. Stop being so amazing would you?!! Hehe ;) No just kidding, please don’t!

  16. Super cute. I think I may have to borrow this idea.

  17. Maybe you should try them with some real dough, so you could actually eat the cookies. Although, this way is super cute, and probably helps you keep your figure better :)

    • My real cookies are more of a threat than a blessing, so we’ll stick w/felt ones for now! ;-)

  18. This is an awesome idea! I’ve been wanting to make my own felt food but am not much of a sewer (and am short on time, too) but this I can manage and I know my girls will love it. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  19. I LOVE this! I always love these kind of activities that get their little minds imagining, but make no mess for Mom. Thanks for another great idea!

    • You’re welcome, Jeannie! We are big fans of imaginative play here too. So much fun! Enjoy!!

  20. Love the cutouts on the felt that look like “leftover” dough after punching out the cookies! Looks like the girls are having a blast.

  21. Haha! Fun!

  22. No mess, no sugar high, sounds like a win-win :)

  23. Ohhh I love that idea with the felt!

  24. What a super cute idea! This would be a hit at my house I’m sure! I can’t wait to try it!

  25. we made one of these today for the kids…and they loved it! it’s not as realistic looking as yours (at first i thought it was real dough) but it’s real enough!

  26. Hours of Fun!!! I made this for my 6 yr old to play with while her sister went to a birthday party. She played with it all afternoon, then spent the next day playing with it with her sister. Going to make a batch for st. Patrick’s Day and going to make the donuts next!

  27. I did this for my boys and shared it on our blog. Thanks for the idea!

    http://sibleyweb.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/1454/

  28. Ida Pearce says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea… i’m so borrowing this!

  29. Valerie L says:

    Hi,

    those are very cute, I’ll make one for my 2 yo boy who loooves baking. Got any idea how I could make something similar for cupcakes so he could use his little toy hand mixer? He’s a big fan of the hand mixer!

    Thanks!

  30. I am so glad to see this today! Completely must make today! Off to the fabric store. You are an inspiration.

  31. Yup. Lerve this. 5 year old is making this for her 8 year old sister’s Christmas present. I KNEW I would come to your website today and find my answer. (8 year old is almost finished making 5 year old your scratch cards for her present!)

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