VeggieGolf - Asparagus
Parental supervision is recommended
It's now okay to play with your vegetables! Kids can turn their favorite Veggie Tales characters into a summer game of croquet with this corrugated plastic craft.
What you'll need:
- Green corrugated plastic
- Yellow corrugated plastic
- Red corrugated plastic
- White corrugated plastic
- Ruler or tape measure
- Extremely sharp scissors
- Black "Painters" paint marker
- 2 wire hangers
- Wire cutters
- Small pair of pliers
- Green electrical tape
- 3-4" plastic balls in different colors
- Inexpensive plastic golf clubs
How to make it:
- Cut a rounded rectangle for the body of the asparagus that is 8.5 inches wide and 14.5 inches long out of the green corrugated plastic. Make sure that when you cut the plastic the lines in it are vertical. This is so you can put the hangers inside it when you are finished.
- Cut a circle in the bottom of the rectangle that is 5 inches in diameter for the asparagus' mouth.
- Cut 2 eyes out of the white corrugated plastic that are about 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide.
- Cut a circle nose out of the green corrugated plastic that is 2 inches in diameter.
- Cut the asparagus' hat out of the yellow corrugated plastic, making sure it's a bit wider than the body and that it covers just the first 1/3 of his body.
- Cut the bill and the button out of the red corrugated plastic. Make them longer so that you can attach them behind the hat.
- Attach the eyes, nose, and hat to the asparagus with the foam mounting tape. Assemble the whole hat before you attach it to the asparagus.
- Use the black paint marker and draw in the center of the eyes and the seeds below his hat.
- Cut the hooks off both hangers with the wire cutters.
- Unfold and straighten the hangers.
- Using the pliers, fold down the top 2 inches of each straight wire, forming a hook.
- Push the 2 hangers down through the plastic on either side of the mouth so they come out of the bottom and can be stuck into the ground.
- Secure the hangers on the back side with the green electrical tape.
You can also use regular cardboard and paint it if you can't get corrugated plastic, but it won't be as durable.