Felt Birthday Cake For Toddler Play

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Our daughter is a fan of the television. I am not a fan of her watching television, but still we do let her watch videos & toddler appropriate programming in moderation. She does not like it when we shut off the TV. She is a smart cookie though & knows how to work her family.
Daddy: “Mai, we have to shut of the TV.”

Mai: “How bout, we watch Patriots.”

She knows her daddy’s weakness.

She also knows her nana’s. “Nana, do you want to watch Cooking Channel?

Mai enjoys watching cooking with her nana. She also loves helping in the kitchen and pretend cooking in her play kitchen.

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Her favorite pretend food to make is cake. She makes cakes out of Play-doh. She stacks her stacking cups to make tiered cakes & then decorates them with the cherries from her Hi Ho Cherrio game. There is a learning exercise on ABC Mouse that allows you to decorate cakes & she adores this. She will draw with her imaginary icing & place flowers & fruit all over her virtual cake.

To help inspire our future little cake boss to continue to make tasty treats, we came up with this felt birthday cake for her to decorate.

What you will need:

A medium sized plain cardboard hat box

Assorted colors of felt sheets

Yarn

Craft pom poms

Elmer’s glue

Glue Gun

Scissors

Pen

Directions:

Start with a medium sized plain hat box. You can purchase on of these at a craft store for only a couple of dollars.

Start with a medium sized plain hat box. You can purchase one of these at a craft store for only a couple of dollars.

Remove the top & trace out the outline of the top on a felt color of your choosing & then cut it out.

Remove the top & trace out the outline of the top on a felt color of your choosing & then cut it out.

Measure out and mark the felt to cover the side of your box top as well.

Measure out and mark the felt to cover the side of your box top as well.

Using Elmer's glue, glue down the top & sides. The Elmer's glue will allow the felt to dry flat & smooth.

Using Elmer’s glue, glue down the top & sides. The Elmer’s glue will allow the felt to dry flat & smooth.

To make my icing edge, I braided 3 long strands of yarn & used the hot glue gun to glue down along the edge of the box top.

To make my icing edge, I braided 3 long strands of yarn & used the hot glue gun to glue down along the edge of the box top.

Cut and glue felt to cover the bottom half of the hat box as well. Allow to dry before proceeding.

Cut and glue felt to cover the bottom half of the hat box as well. Allow to dry before proceeding.

Cut out colored felt strips about a 1/2 inch thick. Cut using a waving pattern on one side.

Cut out colored felt strips about a 1/2 inch thick. Cut using a waving pattern on one side.

Roll the strip to form your cake flowers.

Roll the strip to form your cake flowers.

Glue the flowers in place using a glue gun.

Glue the flowers in place using a glue gun.

To form a strawberry, cut out two heart shapes. Dot the heart shapes with a green marker to add seeds.

To form a strawberry, cut out two heart shapes. Dot the heart shapes with a green marker to add seeds.

Place a craft pom pom in the center of one of the heart shapes. Add hot glue from the glue gun around the edges & place the other heart over it, dotted side facing out. Press the edge together all the way around . Cut  out a small star shape in green & glue over the top center of the strawberry.

Place a craft pom pom in the center of one of the heart shapes. Add hot glue from the glue gun around the edges & place the other heart over it, dotted side facing out. Press the edge together all the way around. Cut out a small star shape in green & glue over the top center of the strawberry.

To make a cherry, I just used a red pom pom & added a green felt piece for the stem.

To make a cherry, I just used a red pom pom & added a green felt piece for the stem.

Cut out letters & numbers. Make as many different fruits & flowers as you like. Let your little baker go to work decorating their cake.

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Store cake pieces inside the box.

Store cake pieces inside the box.

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About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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17 Responses to Felt Birthday Cake For Toddler Play

  1. What a cute and fun activity. We had something like this from Melissa and Foug for my girls, but love that you made one homemade 🙂

  2. What a lovely idea! I’m definitely making that on our next rain day; maybe adding velcro stickies (since my daughter is younger and might need the extra stability). Thanks for a great post!

  3. kelsire says:

    Love this idea! Using the box for storage is genius.

  4. Sasha says:

    Seriously, what toddler loves to watch the cooking channel?? Looks like you definitely have the next Rachel Ray in your future! 🙂

  5. what a totally fun idea! I love you used the box for the cake so everything can store right inside! Brilliant!

  6. sriches says:

    What a lovely idea and much less calorific than real cake! My daughter is the same with TV – thing is… she learned from the best, so I am aware of all the tricks 😉 x
    Sim @ Simslife.co.uk

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