peanut butter jelly time

March 9th, 2011

peanut butter jelly game

Mollie from Wild Olive guest posted recently on Whip Up and shared a tutorial for a peanut butter jelly game. I’d never heard of the game before, but thought it was hilarious and immediately set to making it. My felt supply consists of forest green and hot pink for some reason, so I turned to prints instead. I grabbed whatever was cute and vaguely peanut butter jelly-y. Gingham bread? why not? Psychedelic jelly? shit yeah.

I used her patterns, but sewed two pieces right side facing instead, then topstitched all around because I will do anything to get out of hand sewing. It was more work then if I had used felt, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. And the kids like it! And they can play the game all by themselves, though they usually end up fighting.  But pretty much any activity ends in a fight these days, so it’s not the game’s fault.

pbj fabric sandwich

If you make the peanut butter jelly game, keep in mind that you will never get the song out of your head. ever. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Because you guys had such fantastic toy suggestions, maybe you know of good games too? Because candy land is killing me.

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19 Responses to peanut butter jelly time

  1. Amanda says:

    I love it! This could be a really nice gift too, possibly all housed in a grocery bag… or a toaster-shaped bag? Or a bread bag?

    I found your blog through a college friend who worked at the writing center with your mom (I think that’s what she said… it definitely had something to do with the writing center at St. Ben’s).

  2. celeste says:

    this looks fun!

    candy land is the devil. have you ever tried any of the games by gamewright? hiss is really good. also recommend orchard by haba.

  3. Courtney says:

    Love the peanut butter game! So cute.
    As for games we love… Never Forget a Face (eeboo), Tier auf Tier (haba) and Sequence for kids. Lately we’ve been into cards, like Old Maid, Animal Rummy, and Go Fish. Indeed, Candy Land will kill you, as will Chutes and Ladders. Not even Princess Frostine can save Candy Land :)

  4. meg says:

    oh, I’ve been looking at tier auf tier! that and the beautiful coral balance game by plan toys.

  5. Just reading the title of your post put that damn song in my head! This games sounds darling regardless. And I love the gingham bread.

  6. June S says:

    I love your blog. Just such great ideas on there. I am all over this PBJ game thanks for sharing it! Games that can include both the 4.5 year old and the 1.5 year old are perfect. This would be a great assemblage game no matter how you slice it (build a house, make a sandwich, same same).

  7. Jenny Hillman says:

    Do the peanut butter jelly, peanut butter jelly
    Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat!

    shit yeah! ;)

  8. mollie says:

    gingham bread? awesome.

    And I’ll do anything to get out of using the sewing machine…we would make quite a pair!

  9. I was going to recommend Haba games, too. And yes, card games: Go Fish and Uno are popular as well as memory-type games. Sometimes they just make up their own games with these. Another toy that is not a game: a balance bike (Like-A-Bike is one brand but radio flyer and others make them too) is toooootally awesome and a perennial favorite for years now—-we use it inside the house and out.

  10. Sarah says:

    We love Rukshuk…..even the baby of the family can “play” and feel involved while the rest of us duke it out to win! I had to order it cuz we live in the sticks…I think from REI. I actually don’t mind Hi-Ho-Cherry-Oh….at least they’re counting…

  11. JC says:

    Try Zimbos by Blue Orange or Curious George Beach Discovery Game. I can’t stand Candyland either!

  12. Maker Mama says:

    This is adorable! And my 2 and 3 year old will practically eat only pb&j for lunch–maybe this will quell their obsession a little? Thanks for sharing Meg!

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  14. Christy says:

    The only game more mind-numbing than Candyland is Chutes and Ladders, lol. Love the PBJ game…will have to check out my own felt stash. My girls just discovered Sorry Sliders and Bananagrams and love them both.

  15. Sarah says:

    I loved your gingham toast and the psychedelic jelly! In fact, your post with the wonderful color contrasts inspired me to make my own version late last night, using whatever scraps I had handy. Mine includes corduroy and striped toast, plaid peanut butter and shiny organza-topped jelly. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Oh, and thank you to the commenter who recommended Tier Auf Tier…I am going to order it immediately!

  16. casino says:

    Great to share with us, I really like it very much. I really like it very much.

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