These adorable felt donuts are so much fun to make and to play with! We love food play around our house as it is one of our most favorite ways to pretend play. I have ordered countless donuts and coffees from my cute little server. This donut template whips up quickly and can be a great sewing project for older kids too.

Don’t forget the DIY child’s size chef hat and these delicious homemade donut recipes!

Cute felt donut

HOw To make felt donuts

First, we cut out our felt circles. You may use our free donut printable template if you like.


Second, sew the frosting to one of the donut pieces. You’ll find that sewing felt is quite easy.

sewn together felt donut and felt frosting

My son then sewed “sprinkles” all over the “frosting” with embroidery thread.

sprinkles made with embroidery thread

With right sides together, sew donut pieces together, leaving an opening for turning

right sides of donuts sewn together with opening for turning

Turn donut right side out.

donut turned right side out

Stitch completely around the center of the donut. We found this easiest to do on the sewing machine. Stay as close to the edge as possible, catching the top and bottom layers.

center of donut stitched closed

Finally, stuff the donut and slip stitch the donut closed!

stuffed donut

Ta Da! This really is an easy felt sewing project, and with this simple donut pattern, you could make a dozen variety donuts! This felt food had us hungry for the real thing, so we headed to the kitchen.

kids making real donuts

We used 101 Cookbook’s recipe for baked doughnuts. They were (yes we ate the whole 1 1/2 dozen YIKES) delicious. I would like to believe they were healthy since they were baked—but they were dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. We were able to make the entire recipe in the food processor. This makes quick time of the kneading (we counted to 45 slowly and it was done).

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