Phew! Seems like I haven't had time to sit down and post some of my newest crafts in a long time. I came up with this one last week for a Preschool-2nd grade storytime. I am showing the movie Creepy Carrots! based on the book by Aaron Reynolds.
I will also be reading:
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candice Fleming
Here is the craft I came up with:
What you will need:
- Orange foam
- Green yarn
- Tapestry needle (or glue the yarn on)
- Brown construction paper
- Gray strips of construction paper
- Kidney beans
- Googly eyes
Cut carrot shapes out of the foam. Mine are about 3-4" long. I used green yarn and a tapestry needle to make the greens of the carrot. It took a little time, but I really like how it looks, and I am doing this craft with a small group of kids.
I cut sheets of brown construction paper in half and then folding each piece in half (hamburger fold) leaving about 1/4" tab on the back half. This is how the carrots will be slipped into the dirt. Glue the sides leaving the top open. I added a gray trim to make it look like a garden. The kids will glue kidney beans around the gray edges to make stones.
Have the kids add some eyes and squiggly mouths to make their carrots creepy.