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Cardboard Fruit and Veggies

 Create your own cardboard fruits and veggies! 

Nothing quite says spring like a garden full of fresh fruits and veggies! While you’re waiting for your seeds to sprout, why not make your own versions using your favorite Kid Made Modern craft supplies? Read below to find out how! 

Materials Needed: 

  • Cardboard

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Kid Made Modern washable paint

  • Paint brushes

  • Q-tip

  • Kid Made Modern Arts and Craft Library! We used fuzzy sticks, string, googly eyes, pom poms and felt from ours!

  • Hot glue gun (always ask an adult to help you use one of these!)


How To:


Step 1: Use a pencil to draw the shape of each fruit or vegetable you want to make onto a piece of cardboard. Choose a paint color for each one from your Kid Made Modern washable paints set. Paint your fruits and veggies, allow them to dry and then cut them out!

Step 2: Use items from your Arts and Crafts Library and a hot glue gun to decorate your fruits and veggies! Here are some of the ways we decorated ours:


First, we used a piece of green string and wrapped it around the broccoli stem. Next, we glued on two googly eyes and cut a small piece of fuzzy stick for the mouth. We bent the fuzzy stick into a smile and glued it on. Lastly, we glued on some green pom poms to make the flowery part of our broccoli!


First, we glued yellow fuzzy sticks around the edges of the lemon with the hot glue. Next, we bent some green fuzzy sticks into leaf shapes. I also cut a leaf out of green felt. Glue these to one side of your lemon. I glued on two googly eyes and another fuzzy stick smile. Lastly, I used some black paint and a q-tip to add a few accent dots to the lemon!



To start, I used a q-tip and black paint to add small dots on the strawberry to make the seeds! Once the paint dried, I glued on two googly eyes and a fuzzy stick smile. Finally, I bent some green fuzzy sticks in half and glued them to the back to make the leaves on the top of the strawberry.


I started by gluing green fuzzy sticks all around the edge of the avocado shape. Next, I cut some brown felt pieces to make the avocado pit. I glued another green fuzzy stick around the pit. I added two eyes and a small fuzzy stick mouth and he was done!


The carrot ended up being my favorite! We started by wrapping the carrot in the yellow-orange string (glue the ends of the string to the back!). Next, we added eyes and a fuzzy stick mouth. We bent some green fuzzy sticks and glued them to the back of the carrot to make the carrot top!


I glued one of the giant, green fuzzy sticks across the bottom of the watermelon to make the rind. I glued on two eyes and a big fuzzy stick smile. Lastly, I used the q-tip and black paint to add seeds to your watermelon!

Add a Little STEAM:

  • Do you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? One of the differences is that fruits contain seeds, while veggies are mostly roots, stems and leaves. Can you use that clue to figure out which of your creations are fruits and which ones are veggies?

  • Fruits and vegetables grow in all sorts of different places! Some grow on trees, some grow underground and some grow on the ground. Ask an adult to help you use the internet to research where each of the fruits and vegetables you made grows!