Crafts from vegetables are one of the mostactual and common topics in the autumn period. Most of them can be performed even by the smallest children. That is why most often in schools and kindergartens hold competitions and exhibitions of works on the theme of autumn, made from vegetables. This occupation is very interesting and fascinating for all children, because of the most ordinary autumn gifts of nature, which we are accustomed to see on the table, you can make a rather unusual crafts. Moreover, in this way, children quickly become acquainted with many types of vegetables and fruits, quickly memorize their names and learn to distinguish between different vegetables and fruits from each other. For the majority of these crafts, fairly common and affordable vegetables are used. For example, the most common eggplants can easily be turned into cute and interesting penguins. And their company can dilute the interesting sovushki, made from potatoes. With ease you can make a ladybird sitting on a stalk. To do this, you need a small cucumber, tomato, olive, left to depict the same thing as in the picture. See, your child will be delighted. Especially, children often refuse to eat fresh vegetables, try to offer him such a dish, the likelihood that he will want to eat such a masterpiece will double. Seals and stamps made from potatoes Children always admire the technique of stamping, enthusiastically plunging the same object into colors of various colors and creating on the paper all sorts of intricate patterns. To create a stamp with your own hands, you do not need to use expensive tools and materials. They can be made from the most common materials, even potato tubers. Potato is convenient because it can easily beto give absolutely any form. The surface of this vegetable almost does not absorb the paint, so the stamp can easily be washed off the dyes. The lines obtained with the use of potato stamps are notable for their clarity; therefore, potatoes are a very common material for their production. Before we start making stamps,think about what shape you want to give the potatoes. When creating a stamp, cut the potatoes in half and apply an image to one of the parts using a clerical knife. Instead, you can use a paper template, first applying the drawing to the paper and cutting it. Creating such crafts with children, you can simply use a felt-tip pen or pencil and simply apply a drawing on the surface. Now remove the pulp outside the picture, now your stamp of potatoes is ready. And to make it more convenient for you to work, cut the handle from the back, as well, removing the extra pulp. Similarly, make a number of suchstamps, and that their use was easier, pour the paint into a flat dish with a wide mouth. It can be, for example, disposable plates, etc. Now you have to prepare for your baby a huge stack of paper, which he can fill with the most vivid drawings and prints. Printing and drawing carrots This technique of drawing is quite unconventional. However, it is she who is able to bring to your children joy and new, incomparable sensations. Such creativity is necessary for both children andadults. Most parents teach their children how to eat, clean, cook, draw, etc., forgetting about the fact that many talented people have become famous precisely because of their ability to do anything differently than everyone else. For the lesson you will need paper, gouache or finger paints, a disposable plate, as well as a carrot (its tip needs to be cut off). To start drawing with carrots, pour the dye into the plate, dab there carrots with the cut off end and print it as a stamp. The child can just print the same stamps in his pleasure, or with their help to depict and any drawing. From carrots you can make a variety of different stamps, act on your own. However, one should also take into account the fact thatIt is necessary to observe that invisible line between the existence of clear rules and their absence. Pumpkin crafts Pumpkin is a suitable material for making crafts for autumn activities. Its advantages are strength, long shelf life and a variety of shapes and colors. In this case, your imagination should not be limited to Jack's lamp for Halloween. For example, from a pumpkin you can make a funny turkey or any other bird you like. To do this, simply glue the pumpkin to the leaves and make a cardboard head. To cut a pumpkin you need to stick a head, and onside and back paste the leaves, which will serve as wings and tail. If you decorate a pumpkin, making small eyes from pumpkin seeds, you will have a funny owl. But more interesting crafts are obtained in thatThe case when the so-called "bottle" pumpkins that have an oblong shape are used in the work. In this case, it is not necessary to cut or modify the shape of the fetus. Thanks to unusual shapes, you can create original and unusual figures, for example, funny monsters for Halloween. And to make them, prepare:
- a few oblong pumpkin fruits, and the more original their shape, the more interesting will be the craft;
- bright colors of various shades. The pumpkin is best laid with acrylic, oil paints or gouache;
- Brushes of various sizes and shapes, as well as a glass with water;
- you will need glue. It can be a moment or glue from polystyrene. Of course, you can use a thermo-gun, however, this is not safe if you make handmade items with the children;
- eyes. If you could not find suitable ones in the store, then make them yourself using paper, beads, etc.
- all sorts of jewelry. It can be braid, ribbons, decorative threads, twine, etc.
Not breaking the integrity of the pumpkin, you just needcolor the fruit in any color you like, draw a face and decorate the workpiece with decorative elements. Some examples you can see below. You can paint your face with at least paint, even with felt-tip pens. It often happens that it is not even required to represent the face, it will be enough to just draw eyes. If you have the will, the time and the opportunity, thentry to dry the pumpkin. In this case crafts will be more interesting and original. To dry the fruit, you need to cut off the tip of the pumpkin and make a cut from the side. After lying long enough, she wrinkles, thereby becoming more unusual and interesting. From such a pumpkin you can make a small fish. And if you glue the paws and ears on each side, you will get a nice mouse. Its image perfectly complement the antennae, made of a line or wire. Kids will be delighted. A lot of interesting crafts can be madefrom pumpkin seeds. Even the smallest children can take part in the work. But before you make a similar craft, you need to prepare the seeds for work. To begin with, rinse them under running water (use a colander), spread the seeds on a paper towel and pat dry. After that, paint all the seeds with paint and dry them again. With regard to staining,use a little trick. When the seeds are large, place them in a plastic bag with a colorant of the same color and mix well. If you plan to use seeds for application, then they can be painted and after they are glued. Very beautifully obtained voluminous crafts from pumpkin seeds. To make a flower like this, take a cardboard circle as the basis and start gluing the first circle of the seeds by the diameter. Place the second circle on top of the first, slightly closer to the center. And continue this way. As a result, decorate the flower with the color you like, inside glue a handful of small seeds. A cucumber frog If your child participates in aan exhibition of hand-made articles from natural materials, or you want to surprise your guests with the original decoration of a festive table, then you have to learn how to make all kinds of figurines from vegetables. An example of such crafts can be a frog made of cucumber, two berries and toothpicks. First you need to cut the cucumber into threeparts. One of them will be a bit larger, it will serve as a calf, and two others will be cut to smaller sizes - these will be the frog's feet. Now we will make a calf. For this, cut out on most of the cucumber mouth. Next, pinch the berries with the toothpicks in the place where the eyes should be, and on the other hand you need to pin the paws in the same way. Now your frog is finally ready. Making a couple in love with vegetables and fruits Make an unusual dish for your baby, it will be more interesting to perform a similar work of vegetables and fruits together. To create such a composition you will need two apples, carrots, a bunch of parsley and toothpicks, which will be used to fasten individual parts. To start, make a tree from carrots andparsley. On the carrots you need to make a hole cross on the cross and place inside the parsley. Now start making a couple in love. Prepare two apples, parsley, carrots, bell peppers, and a few lemons. Hands are made from parsley and inserted into apples. After that cut off a few carrot ringlets - they will serve as hats for future figures. A nose is a bone of a lemon, and peas are eyes for a couple. The mouth should be cut from half a ring of carrots and attached to an apple, using toothpicks. In this simple way you can get two pretty little men. It remains to collect all the details in the overall composition. To do this, take a plate or dish. On it you need to place a tree and put two little men who kiss. Now the composition is ready to please and surprise loved ones. We create a nested doll from our apples. To create such a nesting doll, prepare two variegated apples. Depending on their size, pick up a piece of bright cloth that will become a handkerchief of a nesting doll. Next, you need to prepare all the parts fordecoration of the head. Cut out the paper circles to form the peephole and nose. For hair you will need a bunch of threads, from which in the future tied two pigtails. Instead, you can make a bang that looks out of the handkerchief. To do this, make a fringe of colored paper and glue it over the center of the head. At the sides, attach grapes or cherry tomatoes, using toothpicks. Your matryoshka is ready. "Cipollino by car" for kindergarten In this master class, the car will be made from a vegetable marrow, and ride on it will be Cipollino, made from onion and cucumber. Help to cut out the base from a vegetable marrow, and then this craft can be made by a junior high school student or a child from the older group of a kindergarten. For work, you need to prepare a zucchini, one carrot, one cucumber, not a very large onion and toothpicks for attaching parts. When making your work, choose proportional vegetables, so that it does not turn out that the huge Chipollino will go on a small typewriter. First you need to issue a car. The thicker part of the squash will serve as a hood. The car salon should be placed not in the center, but slightly shifted towards the rear. To begin with, make a note of the salon on the skin using a knife. And only after you are satisfied with the result, cut a full groove in the vegetable. Do not forget about the wheels, they should be made from carrots, cutting off four identical rings. Now fasten the wheels on the machine using thetoothpicks. It is best to fix each of the wheels on a half of a wooden skewer. Now get busy making the Cipollino trunk. You need to cut one tip of the cucumber straight, and the other - diagonally, so that the driver was comfortable to sit in the car. Seat the driver in the salon and fix it with a toothpick. To create a head, take an onion, cuther on the one hand, as illustrated in the photo, and from the same side, plant the bulb on the toothpick. In the end, you need to connect the head with the body. Now you will decorate the driver's face, carving out your eyes andmouth of carrots. They are attached to the face with the help of small, pointed from both sides of the toothpick. The hands for Cipollino are cut from the zucchini and also fixed with small parts of the toothpick. Additionally, you can cut the steering wheel from the carrot andheadlights from a peel of a cucumber. All parts are attached to the machine with the help of mini toothpicks sharpened from two sides. Airplane from the vegetable marrow with your own hands First you need to make wings and a propeller from a vegetable marrow. For these purposes, cut the sides of the vegetable from both sides, of which two blades in the form of a figure eight will be made. In addition, you can cut a circle of carrots, which will serve as a decoration for the propeller. Cut one of the courgettes along into two equal parts. On each of them it is necessary to cut the notches in the middle, so that they are pressed as tightly as possible to the base. Now zucchini, which serves as the basis, connectwith one of the parts of the second zucchini as shown in the picture. For all joints, use toothpicks or wooden skewers. So you will get the lower part of the wings. After this, you need to insert two toothpicks at the same distance from each other on each side of the lower wing. Connect the upper wing to the overall structure. Make sure that the aircraft is strong and stable. Now gather the propeller. To do this on the toothpick you need to thread a circle of carrots and blades. The general design of the propeller should be fixed on the nose of the aircraft. As a result, to complete the craft, follow fromcarrot tail of an airplane. Look well at the picture and cut out a similar detail. Attach the tail part with a toothpick. Now the plane is ready for flights. Successful creativity! In conclusion, it should be noted that vegetables from the verychildhood are the usual products that are used for food. And all after some manipulation of all the familiar potatoes, carrots, zucchini, etc. turn into unusual intricate figures. However, even at the very beginning of the work, you should explain to your child that vegetables are primarily food products, and they need to be treated with care. Do not throw them away, because the vegetables that were used to make the craft, if possible, you need to return to the kitchen. They should be washed and used for cooking. Of course, these rules do not apply to those crafts that were made for the exhibition.