For a while I was obsessively making felt strawberries, mostly to go along with a Firefly Kaylee inspired project. That’s still in progress, but while in the process (just for fun) I found this post on Apartment Therapy with a huge list of links to patterns/tutorials to make all sorts of felt food. I plan to make a few of the items from that list, it’s a great resource!
Felt Food Tutorials from apartmenttherapy.com
A great idea for a gift to a child, especially younger children, is sets of felt food. Such as a breakfast set, different fruits or vegetables, a set of desserts, a pizza with various toppings, and ect. Especially if you make them in pieces so the child can pretend to cut and serve the food. I know a future project that I'm going to make is a set of felt sushi! Tutorials for which can be found on the site linked above.
Another great resource for felt stuff is this blog:
Lit'l Brow Bird's Ideas
While felt is pretty easy to work with, it's still helpful to have resources!