Are you a garden person, reaping all the spoils of your hard work from this spring?? Or do you head to Farmer’s Markets – all those delicious yummy farm fresh goodies?? Either eay, today I have a fun craft where kiddos can pretend to pick their own veggies and gather them up – a Felt Veggie Garden File Folder Activity.
It’s a fun craft that your kiddos can help you assemble before they enjoy hours of play with it!
Felt Veggie Garden
–variety of colors of felt (I used green, orange, white, and fuchsia to make carrots, onions, and radishes)
–scissors and glue
–file folder and paper (I used green, blue, and brown)
First cut the felt into vegetable shapes as shown below. You can outline shapes and let the kiddos cut it out, depending on their age. You’ll need 2 layers for each vegetable to give it stability.
Glue the 2 layers of leaves/stems together. Once dry, cut slits. Open up the layers of the vegetable. Glue stem inside at the top.
Then put the top layer of the vegetable on top and glue into place, sealing in the stem.
Repeat for all the vegetables.
To assemble the file folder. on the left glue down rows of brown paper. Glue the sides and bottom, but not the top – this way the vegetables will be able to slide in.
For the basket/crate, assemble it and then glue it to the file folder at the sides and bottom, again, leaving the top open for veggies to slide in.
Now it’s ready for play!! Veggie can be “growing” on the left side in the garden…
Or picked and gathered for market on the right side…
And then when it’s time to put it away, the folder just closes right up!
Enjoy putting together your Felt Veggie Garden!
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
Oh man, this is just the cutest!!! We have a big garden in our backyard, so I’m sure our kids would love doing this!