This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring the author Laura Numeroff. We love her books, as I’m sure many of you do too! Some of our favorites are: If you give a Mouse a Cookie and If you give a Mouse a Muffin.
For this month’s craft we read If you give a Cat a Cupcake and made our own felt cupcakes. It’s a great activity for quiet playtime at home or perhaps a pretend bakery at preschool. And the best part is…it’s super easy to make! Please refer to my tutorial on The Secret to Cutting Felt. I promise you that reading the tutorial will help you cut these shapes out much faster.
- Colored Felt (lots of colors)
- Freezer Paper
- Scissors (a good pair for cutting felt/fabric)
- Glue gun (optional)
- Gems and buttons (optional)
- Felt Shapes for Cupcake Decor Printable
First I printed out this Cupcake Coloring Page and the printable shapes (see link above).
I then traced and cut out the shapes onto freezer paper and ironed them onto my felt. As you can see the tracing I made on the very bottom is not a shape that is included in the printouts. I basically traced that shape with the cupcake picture under my freezer paper. I just traced it so that the shape of the cupcake is smaller than the cupcake liner and frosting.
Here are some of my felt pieces cut out. I made sure to cut out colors of cake flavors, such as strawberry, red velvet, yellow cake, chocolate, etc. I also made lots of frosting colors, cupcake liners and embellishments. Cut out as many as you like…once you trace a pattern onto freezer paper…it can be REUSED many times! I also glue gunned some embellishments onto the shapes to make the decorations a little fun.
Have the children choose a cupcake flavor first. Here we have chocolate.
Then add a cupcake liner.
Then add some frosting.
And last but not least add some embellishments.
We hope your children have as much fun with their own cupcake bakery!
Stay tuned for our featured author, Paul Galdone, in February!