Jelly Bean Carrots
What you will make:
This is a quick and easy craft that is sure to delight. All it
takes to make this sweet carrot is some jelly beans, plastic wrap, and a few odds and ends.
Add them to Easter baskets, use them as gift decorations, or give them as party favors.
With just a little preparation by adult or team leaders, this is a
great project for groups of kids.
Here's what you need:
- Orange jelly beans
- 12" square of plastic cling wrap
- 7" square of green tissue paper
- Large carrot to use as a form
- 10" to 12" length of curling ribbon
- Optional: Tape,
This project is rated EASY to do.
How to Make Jelly Bean Carrots
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Cut the 12" square of plastic wrap, the 7" square of tissue paper,
and the 10" to 12" length of curling ribbon.
If you are doing this project with a group, pre-cut enough
supplies for each project participant to make one or more carrots.
Also, measure out jelly beans for each person, keeping in mind that
each carrot will take about 1 ounce of jelly beans. Be sure to have
enough carrots to use as forms in making the carrot shapes. Two or
three people can share a carrot.
- Step 2: Form Carrot Shape
Lay out the 12" square of plastic cling wrap and smooth out any big
wrinkles. Place the carrot, tip in the middle and top at one corner,
on the plastic wrap.
Fold the plastic wrap over the carrot, bringing the corner
opposite the top of the carrot up over the carrot to form a triangle
with the carrot inside. Fold this triangle in half, with the carrot
along one edge of the newly formed triangle.
Roll up the carrot in the plastic wrap, securing the end with
tape if needed. Gently pull the carrot out of the wrap.
- Step 3: Fold Tissue Paper
Fold the 7" square of tissue paper in half diagonally, then fold
in half again. If you like, use decorative scissors to trim the
loose corners of the tissue paper with a wavy cut.
- Step 4: Fill Carrot
Fill the carrot shape with orange jelly beans to about 1" from
the top. Insert the folded corner of the tissue paper into the top
of the jelly beans. Twist the top of the plastic wrap, being sure to
catch the tissue paper. Tie ribbon around the twisted top to keep
the jelly beans inside and secure the top.
Fluff out the tissue paper to make it resemble a carrot top and
curl the ends of the ribbon.
That's it! You're done! Make as many
jelly bean carrots as you like!
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