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Fun Veggie Friends

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: The Dow Chemical Company
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Styrofoam brand foam:
  • 2 Cones, 6"x3"
  • 1 Egg, 5"
  • 1 Ball, 3"
  • Acrylic paints: orange, purple, red
  • Clay pots, 1 each: 2-1/2", 3"
  • Green plastic canvas yarn
  • Wiggle eyes, 4 each: 10mm, 15mm
  • 4 Wooden ball knobs, 3/8"
  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrushes: round, flat
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Craft glue

DIRECTIONS:

CARROTS

  1. Pass knife blade through candle stub. Use knife to cut foam cones into carrot shapes; make each carrot slightly different. Sand carrots with scrap piece of foam to remove rough edges. Use paintbrush handle to indent horizontal lines in carrots. Use a finger to make round indentation in top of each carrot.
  2. Paint carrots orange. Paint two wooden ball knobs red to be used for noses.
  3. Glue two 10mm wiggle eyes to one carrot and two 15mm eyes to remaining carrot. To create eyelids, paint top third of each eye orange; use marker to outline eyelids.
  4. Using photo as guide, glue noses to carrots. Using very little paint, paint cheeks red. Use marker to draw mouths and eyebrows.
  5. For carrot stems, glue yarn loops of various sizes together; glue stems to carrot tops.
  6. Glue additional yarn loops inside top of 2-1/2" clay pot. Glue carrots together, then glue carrots inside pot.

EGGPLANT

  1. Pass knife blade through candle stub. With knife, form foam egg into eggplant shape; indent top. Sand eggplant with scrap piece of foam to remove rough edges.
  2. Paint eggplant purple. Paint one wooden ball knob red to be used for the nose.
  3. Glue two 15mm eyes to eggplant. Paint eyelids purple; outline with marker.
  4. For leaves, glue small yarn loops to top of eggplant. For stem, cut three 3/4" lengths from yarn. Glue lengths together, then glue to top of eggplant.
  5. Glue additional yarn loops and eggplant inside top of 3" pot.

TOMATO

  1. Pass knife blade through candle stub. With knife, form foam ball into tomato shape; indent top. Sand tomato with scrap piece of foam to remove rough edges.
  2. Paint tomato red. Paint one wooden ball knob orange to be used for the nose.
  3. Glue two 10mm eyes to tomato. Paint eyelids red; outline with marker.
  4. To make leaves, follow eggplant Step 4.
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