By Mandy Beyeler on June 6, 2016

Kids Craft: Farmers Market

Let your kids grow and sell their farmers market goodies with this fun felt activity

felt veggie farmers market activitiy

It's the time of the year for Farmer's Markets - all those delicious yummy farm fresh goodies. Today I have a fun craft where kiddos can pretend to pick their own veggies and gather them up to take to the Farmer's Market. It's a Felt Veggie Garden File Folder Activity. felt veggie garden It's a fun craft  they can help you assemble before they enjoy hours of play with it!

You'll need: 

  • variety of colors of felt (I used green, orange, white, and fuchsia to make carrots, onions, and radishes)
  • scissors and glue
  • file folder and paper (I used green, blue and brown) IMG_4061 copy

First cut the felt into vegetable shapes as shown below. You can outline shapes and let the kiddos cut it out, depending on their age. You'll need two layers for each vegetable to give it stability. IMG_4064 copy

Glue the two layers of leaves/stems together. Once dry, cut slits. Open up the layers of the vegetable. Glue stem inside at the top.

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Then put the top layer of the vegetable on top and glue into place, sealing in the stem. IMG_4068 copy

Repeat for all the vegetables. felt veggie vegetables flat

To assemble the file folder, on the left glue down rows of brown paper. Glue the sides and bottom, but not the top - this way the vegetables will be able to slide in. IMG_4070 copy

For the basket/crate, assemble it and then glue it to the file folder at the sides and bottom, again, leaving the top open for veggies to slide in.

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Now it's ready for play! Veggies can be "growing" on the left side in the garden... felt vegetable activity game to make yourself

Or picked and gathered for market on the right side... felt veggie file folder game activity

And then when it's time to put it away, the folder just closes right up! IMG_4084 copy

Enjoy putting together your Felt Veggie Garden!

make your own felt veggie garden file folder activity  

  • Mandy Beyeler

    Mandy Beyeler

    craft and DIY blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way.  She loves being a mom to four awesome kiddos and blogs from the... Read more