Pretending to cook is one of my kids' favorite things to do. They had a lot of fun playing with felt to create their own food. Then they played with it all day.
Ages: 3 - 5
A little messy
First, I grabbed every color from our felt stash that was in a "food" color. I wanted the kids to be able to create any food they could imagine.
Then I let the kids go wild with the felt, cutting out any shape they wanted. My 5-year-old had a lot of fun cutting out his shapes. My 3-year-old needed a bit more help. She told me what to cut.
Layer pieces to add more detail to the food.
When they were done, the kids played with their food! My daughter made a hamburger and she loved it.