My felt cake playset is both fun and educational. This eleven-piece playset includes five separate cake layers and five separate trims of just the perfect size for each layer. Ordering the cake layers in their pyramid formation is a mathematical activity, and matching the correct trim to its cake layer teaches distinction and pattern-building. The eleventh piece to the set is a curlique cake stand, just right for showing off your perfectly ordered cake.
Or you can use your shapes creatively, and make all new pictures and patterns out of them. My handmade--and homeschool!--philosophy calls for simplicity, beauty, and accuracy. The shapes are simple, and lovely as a cake, but also amenable to any other creative pictures that a child can make. The felt itself is an eco-friendly recycled plastic felt--I don't eat meat, and I don't craft with new wool. This eco-friendly felt is sturdy and colorful and feels great.
Love felt, but need a play mat for your felt set? Find felt sets that include matching play mats in my Gifts for Kids section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pumpkinbear?section_id=7704465
Want to know more about this felt playset? Check out my blog post about it at: http://craftknife.blogspot.com/2010/05/spray-paint-and-felt-cake-craft-fair.html
Love felt, but prefer dinosaurs to layer cakes? Find rainbow, dinosaur, and other felt play set listings in my Gifts for Kids section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pumpkinbear?section_id=7704465