Veggie Puppets: A Harvest Craft

With the harvest season upon us, it might be fun to change the rules for one afternoon and play with some food! Here is a craft that can get kids talking and tasting the local produce and be creative at the same time!

Recommended for Ages 3 and Up
** Adult Participation and Supervision is Necessary!**

What You Will Need

Tools:

  • Veggie Peeler
  • Toothpicks
  • Skewers or Popsicle Sticks
  • Pairing Knife
  • Knife for spreading
  • Cream Cheese or Nut Butter as glue!

Materials:

Any vegetables or fruits that you would like!

I used:
Kale, Swiss chad, sage with the flower top, celery, snap peas, potato, pear, carrot, raisons, and roasted chickpeas.

Step 1: Choose the body of your puppet!

Step 2: Pick whatever veggies or fruits you like. Cut, stick and create the eyes, nose, mouth, hair, arms, legs, and even outfits for your puppets!

Here’s what we came up with!

Example 1: Charming Chard Carrot
I chose a combination of cream cheese and toothpicks for the carrot puppet. Pair that with a swiss chard dress, pea smile, and kale hair and you’ve got your first puppet! And remember when you are peeling your veggie or fruit, or when you are carefully cutting up smaller pieces, keep them all! Keep reading to see all the creative uses for these veggies!

Jessica Turje, Placement Manager for Nannies on Call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica manages all placements for Toronto/GTA as well as all short-term placements for Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary. Jessica has unique insight into what it takes to be an extraordinary Nanny and helping to find the right match as: she had Nannies growing up that she is still in contact with, has been a Nanny for Nannies on Call and has worked in the recruitments department for Nannies on Call before becoming a Placement Manager! Outside of work, Jessica is a classical singer, performing in recital and opera!