How to Make Your Own Felt Pasta (Italy)


Here is a very quick and super easy project you can make for the kids to encourage plenty of creative playtime fun as we explore Italy on our Kids’ Culinary Passport series! Today, I’m sharing how to make pretend pasta (in this case, linguini) using common household items you may already have on-hand or could easily be purchased at your local dollar store. Yay for simple and inexpensive craft activities!!

How to Make Your Own Felt Pasta (Italy) -- part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to cook and craft your way around the world.

My kids are huge fans of pretend food play, so this activity was a big hit with them!

To make your own felt pasta play set, you will need:

Make a Felt Pasta Set (Italy) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to craft and cook your way around the world!

Start by using scissors to carefully cut long strips of off-white felt about the size of linguini. I didn’t measure this, but just eye-balled it, so it was very quick! The kids could not believe how “realistic” their pasta looked, and could not wait to start playing. It didn’t take them long to open their own pretend Italian restaurant!

If your giving your pretend pasta set as a gift, you can package it up as shown in the photo above.

Make a Felt Pasta Set (Italy) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to craft and cook your way around the world!

I can’t even tell you how many bowls of this pretend pasta I “ate” this afternoon — it’s a good thing this is only pretend play!

Another version is to glue the felt linguini to a paper plate, then add red fabric paint for “tomato sauce”.

Make a Felt Pasta Set (Italy) -- Part of the Kids' Culinary Passport series to craft and cook your way around the world!

Buon appetito!

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Kids Culinary PassportThis post is part of our Kids’ Culinary Passport series, designed for parents and kids to cook and craft their way around the world together! Every week this month, we’ll feature a new country with a recipe and quick craft project. It’s FREE, fun, and educational. Share photos of your kids’ creations on Instagram using hashtag #KidsCulinaryPassport, or on our Inner Child Food Facebook Page.

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About Valerie

Valerie is a creative play advocate and the founder of Inner Child Fun Media, LLC. She enjoys drinking tea, crafting, and blogging at Inner Child Fun. You can find Valerie on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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