Noshkins

Handmade felt food for children, teachers & collectors.

Tustin, California · 138 Sales

Noshkins

Handmade felt food for children, teachers & collectors.

Tustin, California 138 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(58)

Shop owner

Connie

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Announcement   “Play is really the work of childhood.” —Fred Rogers

SAY HELLO TO NOSHKINS™!

• Noshkins - Follow us - Twitter: @NoshFeltFood || Facebook: Noshkins Inc. || Instagram: NoshFeltFood
• If you are a teacher, please contact us for special "educational" pricing.

Freshly made* and ready for a play kitchen! Noshkins are handmade felt food uniquely designed to be playfully realistic. Imaginations come alive when kids start preparing ‘meals’ to share with you.

Noshkins can be more than just a toy. Noshkins employs visual and tactile stimulation through their texture, color and easily recognizable food shapes. They can be self soothing while acting as symbolic tools for parents, teachers and range of professionals to aid both typical children and those with special needs. Children can learn colors, shapes and food names, practice fine motor skills and nutritional choices while playing.

Noshkins can go beyond toys. Some collect or display them. They're also fun to use in craft projects. One customer used the carrots as part of her spring wreath!

The felt used is made from recycled plastic bottles making them color fast and washable. Each piece has been scaled down to be comfortable in small hands. Each piece is designed, packaged and handmade with detail and affection by me in Tustin, California in a pet and smoke free environment.

FACEKINS™ REUSABLE FACE PADS can be found in my other Etsy shop at ETSY.COM/SHOP/FACEKINS

• Reducing landfills one face at a time!
• GO GREEN – Wash, don't toss
• Luxuriously soft for sensitive skin
• Absorbs less, so product isn't wasted
• Doesn't leave "fuzz"
• Perfect for travel

* Handmade in the U.S.A using sustainable fabric, each piece is designed, cut, sewn and packaged in my studio in Tustin, California.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 3, 2016

“Play is really the work of childhood.” —Fred Rogers

SAY HELLO TO NOSHKINS™!

• Noshkins - Follow us - Twitter: @NoshFeltFood || Facebook: Noshkins Inc. || Instagram: NoshFeltFood
• If you are a teacher, please contact us for special "educational" pricing.

Freshly made* and ready for a play kitchen! Noshkins are handmade felt food uniquely designed to be playfully realistic. Imaginations come alive when kids start preparing ‘meals’ to share with you.

Noshkins can be more than just a toy. Noshkins employs visual and tactile stimulation through their texture, color and easily recognizable food shapes. They can be self soothing while acting as symbolic tools for parents, teachers and range of professionals to aid both typical children and those with special needs. Children can learn colors, shapes and food names, practice fine motor skills and nutritional choices while playing.

Noshkins can go beyond toys. Some collect or display them. They're also fun to use in craft projects. One customer used the carrots as part of her spring wreath!

The felt used is made from recycled plastic bottles making them color fast and washable. Each piece has been scaled down to be comfortable in small hands. Each piece is designed, packaged and handmade with detail and affection by me in Tustin, California in a pet and smoke free environment.

FACEKINS™ REUSABLE FACE PADS can be found in my other Etsy shop at ETSY.COM/SHOP/FACEKINS

• Reducing landfills one face at a time!
• GO GREEN – Wash, don't toss
• Luxuriously soft for sensitive skin
• Absorbs less, so product isn't wasted
• Doesn't leave "fuzz"
• Perfect for travel

* Handmade in the U.S.A using sustainable fabric, each piece is designed, cut, sewn and packaged in my studio in Tustin, California.

Connie

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Connie

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About

Creating Eco-Friendly Toys for Children, Teachers and Therapists

Noshkins *
In 2011, I made a set of play food out of felt for my then 3 year old grandson to use in his new play kitchen. It was important that he could use this play food to learn shapes, colors and about different types of food. I didn’t care for the plastic food available and thought the wood food was potentially damaging (kids throw things!). His reaction was immediate joy and engagement. I was inspired to share my lovingly made items with others.

In order to be earth conscious, I found a felt that was made from recycled plastic bottles. The benefit was immediately obvious when I washed and dried the pieces. They hold their shape and color perfectly for a long life.

After designing about 30 different food items I began the process of making these toys for children and toddlers, some by hand and some by machine. We bought dies and a hand die cutting machine so that it wouldn't take so long cut each part. There was a lot of experimenting to be able to sew these beautiful food items in the shortest amount of time. Some items, such as the Kiwi fruit, must be completely sewn by hand.

I care about each piece I make. I design the patterns, sew the pieces, design and assemble all the packaging —all with quality and fun in mind. When I need help I hire my sister and a couple of friends to meet my deadline. The rule is “have fun making them”.

We decided to offer some pieces in individual packages and to put some pieces into groupings such as our tea party set or our lunch items set.

One of my customers made me aware of the potential benefit of Noshkins toys to teachers and therapists. Noshkins can be more than just a toy. Noshkins employs visual and tactile stimulation through their texture, color and easily recognizable food shapes. They can be self soothing while acting as symbolic tools for parents, teachers and range of professionals to aid both typical children and those with special needs. Children can learn colors, shapes and food names, practice fine motor skills and nutritional choices while playing.

Noshkins go beyond toys. Some collect or display them. They're also fun to use in craft projects. One customer used the carrots as part of her spring wreath!

* Each piece is designed, packaged and handmade with detail and affection by me in Tustin, California in a pet and smoke free environment.

FACEKINS
My other Etsy shop contains my FACEKINS™ reusable face pads at etsy.com/shop/facekins

Not liking the fact that I was constantly throwing away cotton balls, I decided to sew fabric face pads for myself. Facekins was born!

• Reducing landfills one face at a time!
• GO GREEN – Wash, don't toss
• Absorbs less, so product isn't wasted
• Doesn't leave "fuzz"
• Luxuriously soft for sensitive skin
• Perfect for travel; dry quickly

Shop members

  • Connie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    As a graphic designer, I love designing the shapes and details. Kids should have beautiful things to spark their imaginations. Each piece is carefully sewn by machine with hand sewn details.

  • Cathy

    Assistant, Creator

    Cathy is my sister and helps make felt food when I need to catch up. She's worn many hats (besides what's in her picture), one of which was tailoring custom clothes.

  • Sandy

    Marketer, Customer Service

    Sandy is my husband and business partner (isn't he cute?). He's my #1 supporter! Sandy helps me navigate the myriad of social media options.

Local

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    3021 Airport Ave
    SANTA MONICA, CA

    Aug 19–20

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 3, 2016
Processing time
Depending on order size it typically takes from 1-2 business days to prepare an order for shipping. For details, see individual items.

Estimated shipping times
We pride ourselves on being able to ship our products from 1 to 4 days after order processing. I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose and the destination. For my European and Asian customers, shipping times depend on the shipping method you select.

Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

Noshkins and Facekins are made and packaged in Southern California.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept payment through Etsy Direct and PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay using your credit card.
Shipping
Noshkins sets will be shipped within 2-4 business days after payment is received.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted within 14 days if the package is unopened or if a piece is damaged. We will refund the cost of the items minus shipping. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Custom order requests are welcomed.

More information

Last updated on Nov 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

• Each piece is washable. Hand wash or throw into the machine. Air dry or dry on low heat.

Will they hold their shape and color when washed?

Yes. Noshkins are created using Ecofi felt, a fabric made in the USA from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. No worries about wool allergies! Some items are filled with either non-allergenic, washable polyester fiberfill or non-allergenic regular density foam.

What is the recommended age for Noshkins?

Noshkins are recommended for children 3 years and older. The handmade banana is fine for younger children.

What are the advantages to felt over wood or plastic play food?

• Moms: save your feet! Stepping on these toys won’t hurt. And unlike wood or plastic play food, Noshkins will not cause damage if thrown!

What are Facekins reusable face pads?

Facekins™ Reusable Face Pads can be found in my other Etsy Shop.

• Facekins ultra-soft pads are excellent for facials, removing makeup and applying toner, scrubs and other facial products.

• Tired of picking cotton lint from eyelashes (or men’s face stubble)? Facekins don’t leave fibers behind.

• Facekins have soft edges that are perfect for removing makeup under the eyes. Cloth cotton pads on the market are stitched around the outside making them rough on the skin.

FACEKINS™ REUSABLE FACE PADS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO ETSY.COM/SHOP/FACEKINS

What are customers saying about Noshkins?

I did receive the adorable carrots. I will leave you an outstanding review as they are exactly in fact even better than I had hoped for. I never knew that they were made out of recycled plastics which is outstanding. I am a new grandmother and have already purchased a wooden kitchen and must stock the refrigerator with your adorable foods. They look so real! - Margo

I received my order so fast! I am very interested in getting some more. I teach Kindergarten and we do a FOOD unit that these will be perfect for. They are just so darn cute! Even my 11 year old and 9 year old were impressed when they arrived. They said, "You should get more!" And I will soon!
Thank you again!
Nicolette