Play Food Carrots
From the blogger: "Since playing “restaurant” and “chef” just never gets old in our house, we decided to make some play food carrots to add to our collection. We always seem to have an abundance of empty toilet paper rolls at home, so it made sense to use these to create the body of our play food carrots. Once we formed and secured a cone-shape out of our toilet paper rolls, we simply tightly wrapped our play carrots in orange yarn. As a final step, we taped strands of green construction paper to the top of the carrot to form the carrot’s stem. "
Estimated CostUnder $10
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
MaterialsRecycled Materials, Yarn
- Toilet paper roll(s)
- Tape and/or stapler
- Orange yarn
- Green construction paper
Cut a vertical line down an empty toilet paper roll to form a large, flat rectangle. Slightly fold in the upper left corner and slowly wrap the top right corner down and around the right side to form a cone. Secure the cone’s shape with tape.
Tape the beginning of the strand of yarn to the bottom of the cone. Then tightly wrap the cone with orange yarn. Cut and tape down the end of the strand at the top.
Cut out 4-5 thin, rectangular strips of green construction paper (the thicker the paper, the better!). Form a triangle shape with the strips and tape/staple them together where they meet. Secure the bunch of strips to the inside of the paper carrot with tape or a staple. Now get ready to play!
NotesThis craft supports the following skills: Fine motor (cutting, folding, taping, stringing), following instructions, math (composing shapes)