Parental supervision is recommended
This corrugated plastic tomato fan is a great way for kids to stay cool in the summer and show off a Veggie Tales friend.
What you'll need:
- Green corrugated plastic
- Red corrugated plastic
- White corrugated plastic
- Black "Painters" paint marker
- Extremely sharp scissors
- Popsicle stick
- Pen or pencil
- 5" circular item to use for a pattern (margarine lid)
- Scotch super-strength Mounting Tape
- Tacky glue
How to make it:
- Using the circular object for a pattern, trace a circle on the red corrugated plastic. Make the circle about 5 inches in diameter, although any size will do.
- Cut out the red circle with the extremely sharp scissors.
- Cut 2 oval shaped eyes out of the white corrugated plastic that are about 3.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide.
- Cut a circular nose that is about 2 inches in diameter from the red corrugated plastic.
- Cut a smile out of the white corrugated plastic. (See photo)
- Cut the tomato's leaves and stem out of green corrugated plastic. (See photo)
- Attach the tomato's eyes, nose and leaves with the mounting tape. When you attach the features, make sure that the lines on the corrugated plastic
are vertical so that you can put the Popsicle stick through it when you are finished.
- Draw the inside of the tomato's eyes with the black marker.
- Using your sharp scissors, cut up a small way on the inside of the red corrugated plastic to make it easier to insert the Popsicle stick.
- Add tacky glue to the end of the stick and push up inside the tomato. Note: You can use hot glue if you are wanting the project to dry immediately. If using tacky glue, allow to dry overnight.
You can also use regular cardboard and paint it if you can't get corrugated plastic, but it won't be as durable.
Corrugated plastic is made by several manufacturers. It is known as Stratocore or Coreplast, along with other names. One parent found 24"x18" sheets at the local Hobby Lobby.