Clay Vegetables craft

Craft: Vegetable Clay Crafts for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

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Kids (and parents) LOVE crafts.

This adorable craft is made using oven bake polymer clay.  They could easily be made into charms or magnets.

Have fun creating these adorable and interactive clay veggies while you teach your child with Type 1 Diabetes about healthy eating.

corn, peas and hot pepper clay veggies

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Materials that you will need

How to Make the Vegetable Clay Crafts for Kids

Conversion 2cm = .79 inches

Begin by forming the clay into a malleable ball.

orange clay and balls of orange and green clay
green clay in balls

Creating the Broccoli

  1. Form a 2cm green ball into a cylinder shape
  2. Form ten ½-1 cm dark green balls. 
  3. Press dark green balls to the top of the lighter green cylinder. 
  4. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus.
forming the broccoli with green clay
pressing dark green clay into light green clay forming the top of the broccoli
making the eyes to the broccoli

Creating the Carrot

  1. Form a 2cm orange ball into a cone shape,
  2. Form three ½ cm green balls into teardrop shapes. 
  3. Attach the green leaves to the top of the carrot. 
  4. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. 
orange and green clay
clay in the shape of a carrot with green clay leaves

Creating the Cucumber

  1. Form a 2cm dark green ball into a long cylinder shape about 4 cm long. 
  2. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. 

Creating the Corn

  1. Form a 2cm yellow ball into a cylinder shape,
  2. Form ½ cm yellow ball into a thin rope. 
  3. Wrap the yellow rope around the yellow cylinder. 
  4. Score with a clay tool to make kernels.
  5. Form two 1 cm green balls. 
  6. Shape the balls into teardrops about 3 cm long.
  7. Press green leaves to wrap around half of the yellow corn.
  8. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. 

Creating the Pumpkin

  1. Form a 2cm orange ball into a circle shape, press slightly to squash the shape to be about 1cm by 2cm. 
  2. Score lines with a clay tool. Form two ¼ cm green balls.  Form one into a green rope. 
  3. Loop the rope into a gentle coil and attach it to the top of the orange pumpkin.  Place the second green ball on top. 
  4. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. 

Creating the Peas

  1. Form two 1cm dark green balls and press into teardrop shapes about 5cm long. 
  2. Form 5 – ½ cm green balls. 
  3. Place the balls in a line and wrap the two dark green leaves behind to form a pod.
  4. Form two indents for eyes into each pea with the stylus.

Creating the Pepper

  1. Form a 1 ½ cm dark green ball into a cylinder shape about 1 ½ cm long and score lines with a clay tool. 
  2. Form ¼ cm dark green ball and attach it to the top. 
  3. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. 

Creating the Hot Pepper

  1. Form a 1 ½ cm red ball into a cylinder shape about 2cm long. 
  2. Form ¼ cm dark green ball and attach it to the top. 
  3. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. 

Creating the Tomato

  1. Form a 1 ½ cm red ball into a cylinder shape. 
  2. Form ¼ cm dark green ball into a tear drop shape and attach it to the top. 
  3. Form two indents for eyes with the stylus. 

Final Steps in Finishing Your Vegetables

  • Form 26 tiny black balls for eyes.
  • Bake clay vegetables as directed on the package.
  • Once cooled draw a smile on each with a sharpie.

  • Glue the tiny black balls into each indent for eyes.
  • Paint a white dot onto each eye to create a pupil.
  • Cover in mod podge if desired.

Voilá

Aren’t they cute?!

Clay Vegetables craft
corn, peas and hot pepper clay veggies

Disclaimer: I would love to give it to you for free, but running and maintaining a blog costs money. I would love your support so I can continue helping those readers in need.

Get this Craft on a PDF

This is a long read. If it’s more convenient, you can purchase the PDF for only $5, by clicking the button below. It has the full craft steps (including full-sized pictures). This way you can print it out and will be available for you to refer to anytime you want.

Craft: Vegetable Clay Crafts for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

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