Spring Holiday Crafts for Kids


Mr. and Mrs. Spring
These green-pepper people are bursting with springtime color.
These green-pepper people are bursting with springtime color.
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Meet Mr. and Mrs. Spring -- a couple of green-pepper people who'll bring a bit of springtime fun to your lunch or dinner. All their parts are completely edible, but you may be tempted to let them stay around awhile -- they're almost too cute to eat!

The following instructions are easy enough for most kids (and lots of fun!), but make sure an adult is nearby -- it's safer to let a grown-up do the cutting.

What You'll Need

  • 2 green peppers
  • Knife
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Peeled potatoes
  • Green food coloring
  • Small plate
  • Green olives
  • Toothpicks
  • Bunch of fresh parsley

How to Make Mr. and Mrs. Spring

Step 1: Wash and dry the green peppers.

Step 2: Help kids with the cutting: Cut off the very tops of the peppers, and scoop out the insides.

Step 3: Cut the broccoli, celery, and potatoes into small pieces (keep potatoes in water until ready).

Step 4: Slice the green olives.

Step 5: Color the potatoes by soaking them in a small plate of green food coloring.

Step 6: For each pepper, stick a triangle-shaped piece of cut and dyed potato on the end of a toothpick and poke it into the pepper body to make a hand and an arm; repeat for other side.

Step 7: Attach 2-inch pieces of celery to the ends of toothpicks and stick them into the bottom of the pepper to make feet.

Step 8: Attach other vegetable pieces in this way to make the face: green olive slices for eyes, a broccoli-flower nose, a half-circle of green potato for the mouth, and 2 pieces of potatoes for ears.

Step 9: Fill the peppers with fresh parsley to make hair.

Mini Easter Baskets are an ideal party favor. Find out how to make this spring holiday craft with your kids on the next page.

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