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Thanksgiving Crafts

Veggie Magnets

These veggie magnets are a great Thanksgiving craft for kids.
These veggie magnets are a great Thanksgiving craft for kids.

Put your Thanksgiving photos on the refrigerator with the help of these veggie magnets.

What you'll need:

  • 10x10 inches adhesive-back shelf paper
  • Tape
  • 20 wood craft picks (3-1/2 inches long each)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint (brown, orange, green, yellow, white)
  • Paintbrushes
  • 4 mini wood craft sticks (3/8x2-1/2 inches each)
  • Fine-point permanent markers (black, red)
  • 8 wiggle eyes (5mm each)
  • Tweezers
  • Craft glue
  • 1/2x2-1/2-inch strip adhesive-back magnet

Remove the backing from the shelf paper and place it onto a flat surface with the adhesive side up. Use tape to hold down the corners.


Measure and mark 1/2 inch from the pointed ends of five craft picks. Cut each pick at the marking. Place the pointed pieces on the shelf paper to hold while painting.

Paint four pointed pieces brown for the onion roots and one piece orange for the tip of the carrot. Lay all the remaining craft picks and sticks on the shelf paper, leaving a little space between each piece.

Paint all the remaining craft picks green. Refer to the illustration to paint the mini craft sticks for each vegetable. Let dry one hour, then turn over and paint the back sides. Let dry one hour.

Use permanent markers to draw the faces and markings on each mini craft stick and on the craft picks for the carrot top. Glue on the wiggle eyes (you may want to use tweezers to help you glue on the eyes).

Cut the green craft picks to various lengths to create the leaves and stems. Glue the pieces onto each mini craft stick.

Use scissors to cut the magnet strip in half lengthwise. Then cut each piece in half widthwise to create a total of four narrow strips. Remove the strips' paper backing and adhere to the back of each vegetable.

Hang this harvest of magnets on your refrigerator during autumn or all year long.

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