Have you ever seen fake cookies? They look like the real thing! Some of them are made into refrigerator magnets and others are created to set on a plate. It’s really fun and easy to make those cookies – all sorts of them – when you start with wooden shapes from a craft store. The cookies can be set on a plate for a table centerpiece or on a plate in the kitchen as décor.
Small shapes of wood, like circles, squares, stars and similar images are perfect for making fake cookies. Dimensional paints, spray paint and even fabric paints work well for coloring the wood. Dimension paints go on in a manner that creates the look of tiny peaks and texture. Spray paint can give you a shiny look or a matte finish. Fabric paints, which dispense from a tube, make it easy to create the look of icing decorations.
Make chocolate sandwich cookies by starting with three small circles of wood. Paint one circle white and the other two very dark brown. Glue the three circles together with the white one in the center. Use a toothpick and white paint to tap tiny dots on the front of each cookie. Instead of a white piece of wood you can also cut a white circle of craft foam to use for the frosting. Make vanilla sandwich cream cookies by painting the two outer cookies a yellow-white color.
Make sugar cookies by first painting a round wood piece off-white or beige. Sprinkle tiny seed beads or even glitter onto the cookie to make the sugar sprinkles. The sprinkles can be any color.
Make peanut butter cookies by painting round wooden shapes golden brown. They can even be painted a slightly darker color on one side to resemble the real thing. As the paint dries on top make the fork designs on the cookie with a toothpick. Make chocolate chip cookies by cutting tiny pieces of dark brown felt and gluing them to the “peanut butter cookie” rather than making the toothpick marks.
There are any number of cookies you can make by gluing two or more shapes together, placing a small shape on top of a larger one, and buying using assorted craft supplies. Tiny beads, pom-poms, cotton balls, colored sand, confetti and similar things can all be used to create assorted fake cookies.
Set cookies on a tiered stand to make a centerpiece or just set a few on a small plate to create a kitchen décor piece. Make refrigerator magnets out of some of the cookies or just gather a bunch of them in a basket. They’re sweet as pie!