Making a vegetable necklace is a fun craft project that's edible and nutritious. This project is great for kids at a summer camp, afterschool program or at home. Instead of wearing a candy necklace, kids can munch on something healthy and have fun making it.
Things You'll Need
- Yellow squash
- Asparagus ends
- Cutting board
- Wood skewer
- 16 inches of dental floss
Choose and wash at least three colorful vegetables that hold their shape. Celery's good, whereas a tomato would not be. In this example, carrots, yellow squash and asparagus ends were used.
Chop all of the vegetables with a clean knife. Chop them in segments that will be large enough that they won't split or break when the skewer is used to make holes in them.
Use a wood skewer and make holes in each vegetable piece so that the floss will be able to thread through.
Thread the end of the dental floss through a sturdy piece such as a carrot and tie a knot around it. This will act as the end and also the fastener. Make another knot around a carrot in the same way, about 1 1/2 inches away.
Thread the vegetables on the floss in any pattern you wish. This is the fun part for the kids. They can choose what kind of design to make and what they will later eat.
Tie a knot around the last vegetable pieces and then make a loop with the remaining floss so that it will fasten around the end-vegetable on the other side of the necklace.
- Photo Credit Naomi Judd
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