cardboard carrot garland

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Nothing says Easter like chocolate (cough) I mean carrots…This garland is a simplified version of the Carrot Bunting I made last year with fabric. Its a good collaborative project to do with littles as they will enjoy tearing and gluing the tissue paper to make the carrots. Older kids may be able to manage the pom poms too, otherwise an adult can finish this part of the project.

This project is a part of HOPFEST, a 20 something strong gaggle of creative makers and mamma who are sharing Easter and spring projects over the course of a week on IG and on their respective blogs. There are plenty of awesome projects being shared. See the end of this email for the full list of contributors.


What you need

  • Recycled cardboard
  • Tissue paper
  • Green yarn
  • Black pen or marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors

making the carrots

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1. Cut half a dozen carrots from recycled cardboard. The size is completely up to you.


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2. Tear up some orange yellow and red crepe paper and glue to your carrots in layers.


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3. Trim the excess crepe paper


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4. Draw some carrot-ish lines


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5. Punch a hole in each carrot.


MAKING THE POM POMS

To make the pom follow the steps in THIS POST then come back to find out how to finish it all off. 


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

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1. Tie a string through each of your pom poms and thread through the holes in your carrots without tying them.

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2. Cut a length of yarn about 1.5 m long. Space your carrots evenly and then tie your pom pom strings with firm knots.

You did it!!! (Almost) better than chocolate.... right?

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