Make a colourful carrot garland to celebrate Easter this year. It's an easy paper craft that will keep little hands busy.
What you need:
- 1 x A4 sheet orange craft paper
- 1 x A4 sheet green craft paper
- 50cm of string
- Hole punch (not essential)
- Embroidery needle (not essential)
Number of players:
First you are going to cut the coloured paper lengthways into 2.5cm strips.
Use a ruler to mark up 8 x 2.5cm intervals on each piece of coloured paper.
Now cut out the strips.
For the green head of the carrot, fold one green strip at the 5cm mark, fold it again to match that first length, then fold it four more times, matching the 5cm length each time. You sould end up with a three-headed carrot top. (See video.)
Now fold one orange strip in half. Position the green carrot head you just made in the "V" of that orange strip. Make sure the open ends of the folds are facing into the "V". (See video.)
Staple on the fold of the orange strip.
Now bring the two orange arms down to meet each other below and staple them together. It should form a rough carrot shape, with the green carrot head sprouting out the top. You may need to push the folds out a bit to form ellipses.
Make seven more carrots for your garland and use the embroidery needle, hole punch and string to join them all together. (See video.)
Now string your carrot garland up for Easter.
- Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.