Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Carrot Seed ~ Craft

To go along with our theme of vegetables and gardening we read The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.

The Carrot Seed Board Book   [CARROT SEED-BOARD] [Board Books]

Our craft ~ painting mud over carrots.  Messy but fun!  The idea came from someone in our homeschool co-op.

What You’ll Need:


  • Container of dirt (the kids sifted the dirt to remove any clumps of dirt, rocks, etc.)
  • Carrots cut out of orange paper
  • Carrot tops cut out of green paper
  • Grey or light colored paper for background
  • Water
  • White Glue (2 spoonfuls)
  • Spoon 

What The Kids Will Do:

1. Glue carrots to paper 

2. Add water to the dirt, making mud.

3.  Sensory experience ~ Let the kids play in the mud.  Encourage them to describe how the mud feels (icky, wet, cold, squishy).  My kids wanted no part of this.  The one time I wanted them to play in the mud, they said “No way, YUCK”!

4.  Add the glue until the mud is the consistency of paint (ours was a little too thick.)

5.  Using hands or a spoon, cover the carrots with mud.


6. Glue tops on carrots. 

 IMG_1926 I guess I don’t need to add ~ you might what to do this craft outside! 



Anonymous said...

oo my goodness this is the cutest craft!! I am totally going to do this with Sammy when we plant our garden!

sasicas said...

What an adorable craft!

Lilian Figueiredo said...

Lindas atividades...parabéns!

Marnie @ Carrots are Orange said...

I love this activity! Thank you!

mimisworkshop said...

Can't wait to try this activity.

Mommy Evolution said...

In addition to Monday Kid Corner, this week's theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at See you there! Jennifer

Ametlla said...


Melissa Solomon said...

Stopping by to say hello, and to let you know this project has been featured on the Daycare Spaces and Ideas "Fruit & Veggie" Weekly Theme Page.

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