Guest blog series: Peanut butter jelly game

by kath_red on 04/03/2011

in Guest Series 2011, Toys+Plush, Whip Up Tutorials

I am really happy to have Mollie from Wild Olive joining us at Whipup today.

I’m so happy to be here today! When I was a little girl, one of my favorite games was a Pop-O-Matic game where you built peanut butter & jelly sandwiches out of foam. I still have the game, but the foam has started to age and I don’t want anything to happen to this dear memory. But I got to thinking, I bet I could make a similar game out of felt, and I’m sharing that with you too. Are you ready? It’s peanut butter jelly time!

Here’s what you’ll need:

- PB&J template [download the PDF here]
– felt in cream, light brown and purple (or the jelly color of your choice!)
– embroidery floss in tan and black

To Make:
1. Using the templates, cut out all of the pieces.
2. Embroider faces onto the bread with black floss. (After all, this is a Wild Olive project, and I like things with faces!)
3. Use a running stitch to sew around two bread pieces with tan floss. Repeat for each set.
4. Sew a cube, with matching colors on opposite sides of the cube, and leave a small opening. Add just enough stuffing to keep its shape, then sew closed.

To play:
1. Take turns rolling the die to collect pieces and assemble your sandwich in order. The colors of the die indicate which piece you get on your roll.
2. You must start with a piece of bread, then add peanut butter and jelly in any order, then finish with a piece of bread (with a face!).
3. The first one to complete their PB&J sandwich wins!

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