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Project: Felt Play Food (Corn on the Cob)

January 18, 2010

Shane -- August '09

 The first time Shane had corn-on-the-cob this summer, he went absolutely ballistic over it.  He could easily put away an ear of corn — sometime even two — on his own.  He’d get excited and incredibly impatient when we’d pull the corn from the pot, and I’d have to hold it under running water to cool it down enough so that he could get his hands on it Right. This. Instant!

When I stumbled across this tutorial recently for making  corn-on-the-cob I knew it would be the next addition to Shane’s slowly growing collection of felt play food.  How could I not?  He still gets wildly excited when he sees photos or drawings of corn-on-the-cob — he’ll point it out while exclaiming “Nummy!”  and frantically, desperately, signing “Please, please!”


Photobucket The husks are removable…and wound up being torn off and discarded on the floor right away.  (My first attempt wound up coming out a bit…wonky…for lack of a better word).

PhotobucketShane decided that Bob the Bear needed to be fed corn on the cob. 
He demanded a bib for his bear, then he wrestled him into the high chair.

PhotobucketShane carefully stirred the corn in the pot, then reached in to grab and ear, quickly pulling his hand out, saying “Hot!  Ow!”   With some trial and error, he was able to finally scoop up a single ear of corn with the wooden spoon.

PhotobucketBear was being rather stubborn, though, and refused to even try the corn that Shane was so generously offering.


11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2010 6:05 pm

    That is such good corn. I was imagining you trying to make individual little kernels and sewing them onto a base shape. The stitching does a perfect job. It is so cute seeing kids copy how they view their parents. “Hot , Ow!”
    I love it!

    • January 18, 2010 6:54 pm

      The thought of making tons of tiny little kernals makes me want to cry! A few lines of embroidery floss here & there I can handle, though. 🙂
      I love the adult role-playing that’s starting to emerge in his play. It’s really fun seeing the world through his eyes.

  2. January 18, 2010 6:45 pm

    That is super cute! I love these felt veggies! Such a cool idea! Jonathan loves his corn on the cob too!

    • January 18, 2010 6:51 pm

      Thank you! It’s been fun, making these. I’ve been doing these while I’m watching TV at night…so I can finally justify the time I’m spending watching bad reality TV!

  3. January 18, 2010 7:11 pm

    How cute is that?!

    And for the record…I’m still calling it baby weight and Nolan is 5!

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  5. January 19, 2010 12:20 am

    Great corn on the cob! I’ll have to give that a try! Thanks for stopping by my blog…can’t wait to see the pizza you make!

  6. January 19, 2010 9:25 am

    this is so cute! how fun that he tried to feed his bear! 🙂

  7. January 19, 2010 4:48 pm

    I’m working on some felt food too. I have corn on my list, but wasn’t sure where to go with this one. thanks! Beth

    -I see you’re going to do the quilt-a-long too! I need to go shop for fabric this week.

  8. January 23, 2010 12:54 am

    I love these!


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