I recently needed a mess free way for 50 kids ages 3-11 to make PBJ sandwiches as part of a relay race. Real sandwich bread, peanut butter and jelly weren't a practical option because of cost, waste and the mess/allergy factor, so I turned to what I know best ... fabric. Specifically felt. Felt sandwich bread, felt peanut butter, felt jelly - it was perfect. No excessive waste, no sticky fingers, no epi pens, and it was all totally reusable after the activity in my kids play "pantry."
Here's my very simple tutorial for the sandwich bread. Definitely get enough supplies to make a loaf, about 10 slices. And start brainstorming other sandwich fixings you can create using felt ... lettuce, tomato slices, deli meats, cheese.
If you know a young child who loves to pretend they run a bakery, cafe or grocery store, go on picnics with giants or serve tea to Teddy and Willow each afternoon; making a little sandwich kit would be a thoughtful, unique, inexpensive, handmade gift they would love! Sweeten the deal with a few iced sugar cookies.
Written and submitted by TinyStitches.