Hamentashen! Holiday Felt Foods for Play Time

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A hamantash is a filled-pocket cookie or pastry in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine recognizable for its three-cornered shape. The shape is achieved by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough, with a filling placed in the center.  They are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim.
As you know, my husband is an Ashkenazi Jew, and Purim is the holiday that brought is together 🙂 but that is a story for another day.
Purim is the celebration of Jewish deliverance as told in the Book of Esther, and this year starts at sundown on March 15th. In honor of this awesome holiday, I started to celebrate by making a bunch of felt hamentashen cookies that will, in theory, end up as a wreath for our front door. And in a few years some will be made for my future children to play pretend with.
When making felt play food for kids be sure to use the appropriate stuffing materials, your local fabric store will be happy to assist you in picking the correct stuffing for your project.
Supplies: Felts (tan for the cookie and a color for the jelly) Stuffing material Needle and thread Scissors
Felts (tan for the cookie and a color for the jelly)
Stuffing material
Needle and thread

There is no pattern that I followed. Like with my other felt foods, I made the pattern up. Given the simplicity of the cookie itself making it out of felt seemed simple.

First, I traced a plastic lid on the tan felt then cut out 4 of the “cookie” part.

Tan Felt Cookie pieces
Tan Felt “Cookie” pieces

Next, I made a triangle pattern and traced it on of purple, red, pink and brown felt for the “jelly” centers of the cookies. I then cut out the triangles.

A few of the "jelly" centers
A few of the “jelly” centers

Now for the assembly:

Step One: Place a small fluff of stuffing on the center of the felt circle.

Cookie and stuffing
Cookie and stuffing

Step Two: Pick your “jelly” color, I went with red, and place it over your stuffing.

La so
La so

Step Three: Like with the real cookies, pinch the edges together and whip stitch around outside edge.

Step Four: Turn the cookie and stitch up the remaining two corners.

You have a completed felt hamentash.


Chag Purim Sameach!


3 thoughts on “Hamentashen! Holiday Felt Foods for Play Time

    Purim Decor | The Exalted Tailor said:
    March 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

    […] all remember the felt Hamentashen I made a while back, yes? (Well if not, check them our here: Hamentashen! Holiday Felt Foods for Play Time. ) I have found a use for them, other than hanging out in my flower […]


    AJ said:
    March 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you so much for the inspiration! I made a bunch as presents. My one tweak was to add a bit of cardboard underneath to make the cookie flat on the bottom and add a little weight.

    Liked by 1 person

      peachtailor responded:
      March 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      I am so happy to be able to inspire! I would love to see your project.


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