a couple of years ago I knit my kids some donuts for their play kitchen. They are super cute and easy, you can make any "flavor". I got the pattern from the Jean Greenhowe booklet called "Jiffy Knits", which is great cause the whole booklet is ALL garter stitch projects, but she also has a lot of other free patterns for sandwiches and little cookies on her site
So I thought I'd post this to see if it would help anyone with quick gifts for kidlets!
Those are so cute, Joslyn. I now have it bookmarked. Can't get anything right now because Susan, No Knit Sherlock, was pointing me to so many cute things over in the Colorwork KAL in the Hoo, Hoo has fallen in love with colorwork? discussion.
I saw a neat thing on Ravelry last night--there was a little boy who loved bowling so much, his mother made him 10 penguins (all different colors) and a few "bowling balls" to knock them down..they were adorable!!!