Cut the top of a crew sock off. Turn sock inside out, attach a rubber band to top of the sock. Turn sock right-side out again. Fill with rice. Pack it down to make a round base. Rubber band the top of the sock closed, another band for head. Now, decorate!
It's easy to create this Felt Feast for hours of play. Cover a bulletin board with a panel of felt. Create food pieces from colored felt; kids can tackle simple shape like orange squares for sweet potatoes and green slivers for beans.