Having made salt dough models with the children at home the other day I made these pieces of play food in the same way. These are for the new shop role play area we are creating at nursery. We realised much of the play food was missing so I decided to make these. For the recipe for salt dough take a look at this.
A selection of bakery items including jam tarts, biscuits, cupcakes, swiss roll and gingerbread men.
And some fruit and veg; apples, pears, bananas, tomatoes and potatoes.
Obviously you know your children and if they are likely to put things in their mouths then this wouldn't be such a good idea. We will be using these with children 3 years and over. I painted them with ready made toxic free water based paint from tesco. I mixed the colours and it was fairly easy. The children helped me make some bread and pies yesterday at the nursery so our shop should be pretty well stocked by the end of today. I've also collected a few boxes (cereal, egg, toothpaste etc..) too! I really enjoyed making these actually, very cheap and easy too!