Age7 to 11 years
Do you like to eat fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables are a very important part of being healthy. They taste good and they are full of vitamins and minerals that make your body grow and keep you from getting sick. Doctors say you should eat three vegetables and two fruits every day. That is a lot of fruit and vegetables! Where do they all come from? They come from the farm, where the farmer grows them in orchards or fields. Today we are going to make a farm from paper so you can grow your own paper fruits and vegetables. For more inspiration, remember to have a look at our other “Fun on the Farm” projects. Happy farming!
- Print out the attached documents
- A handy Pritt Stick
First we cut out all the farm images from the printed-out crafting templates.
Now we take the paper tractor cut-out (image 1) and glue it to our breakfast box cardboard. We must wait 30 seconds for the glue to dry. Can you count to 30? Now we must cut around the paper tractor, so that we have a cardboard template.
Once we have the template, we must fold along the dotted lines of the tractor outline.
Place a generous amount of glue on the tabs along the sides of the tractor and glue them to the sides to form a tractor shape. Use the picture for help. Now we glue the back of the tractor (image 2) into place.
To make the tractor-trailer, we use images 4 and 3. We fold and glue images 4 into a square shape. We then fold and glue image 3, to form the base of the trailer. You can use the picture for help.
To make the friendly farmer and the fruit baskets and the vegetables (image 5), fold the cut-out in half, and then fold the coloured blocks inward to form a triangular shape. Then apply some Pritt glue to glue the base in place.
We now need to make the trees. We glue the trees (image 7) to the remainder of the breakfast box. We must wait 30 seconds for the glue to dry. Can you count to 30? Now we must cut around the paper trees, so that we have a cardboard template. Now we fold the template in half, and then fold the coloured blocks inward to form a triangular shape. Then apply some Pritt glue to glue the base in place.
To make the farmlands, we glue one farmland (image 6) to the other.
Now we make an orchard by gluing the tree and the field together.
It is now time to play on the farm and learn where fruit grows and where vegetables grow. Can you see the fruits growing in the trees and the vegetables growing out of the ground? What else can you add to your farmlands? Use the picture to inspire you.
And that's it!
We hope you have lots of fun with your fruit and vegetables crafting project.
We would love to see pictures of your fruit and vegetables. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”.