My addiction to felt continues and this week I am making Ice Cream Snacks. Specifically Mickey themed snacks. I will be walking through the instructions for making the Mickey Ice Cream Sandwhich. The Mickey Ice Cream Bar is an easy variation and many of the same steps can be used.
- 1 8.5 x 11 Piece of Felt – Brown
- 1 8.5 x 11 Piece of Felt – White
- Thread – white and brown
- Batting or Stuffing
- Mickey Head Template (click to download)
- Freezer Paper
Print the template for the Mickey Heads and trace them on the Freezer paper. Then iron the wax paper onto the brown felt and cut out the Mickey Heads. You can do this without the Freezer Paper but the Freezer Paper makes cutting the felt easier and creates crisper cuts.
Cut our two 1 inch strips of white felt. Then sew the ends together to make one long piece. This strip will be too long but it is better to be too long than too short.
This is the tricky step. You want to sew the white strips inside the Mickey Head. This what the sandwich is slightly larger than the ice cream inside.
You will want to sew along a line about a 1/4 of an inch inside the white strip and 1/8 of an inch inside the Mickey head. Doing this by hand is much easier than a sewing machine. But you could use a sewing machine if you like.
What I learned: At first I used a fabric marker to mark 1/4 of an inch on the white strip. It helped me at the beginning to judge the right distances. Bigger stitches are easier and actually look better.
Now add the other Mickey Head to the white strip of felt. I found the easiest way to do this was right side out to keep the slight overhang of the cookie. I would just open it up enough to make the stitches. Don’t completely close. Leave a 2 inch opening.
Fill the Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich with stuffing and close the opening. You are done!! Doesn’t it look great?
Mickey Ice Cream Bar
An easy alternative to this is to make an Ice Cream Mickey Bar. You do not need white felt for this.
Just cut out the Mickey Heads and sew them together. Leave an opening at the bottom to add stuffing and a Popsicle stick. To keep the stick in place use a hot glue gun or a couple of drops of plain white glue.
I hope this inspires you to jump in the world of felt food and make some delicious Mickey treats for your kids.
Do you have any favorite felt projects? Please do tell! I would love a new project.