These colorful craft vegetables can be hidden for your Easter egg hunt, put in Easter baskets, or used in a centerpiece.

What You Will Need

  • Cellophane (clear, red, orange, and purple) Easter candies and candy corn
  • Creative twist, green metallic
  • Raffia or excelsin or packing material
  • Clear tape or florist wire Glue
  • Orange felt
  • Easter grass

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Cut a 5″ x 5″ square of clear cellophane and place light-colored can­ dies in the middle. Bring up all the sides and insert three 6″ lengths of green twist. Secure with tape or wire and cut off overlapping cello­ phane. For roots, use excelsior or raffia cut in narrow strips and glued in place.


Cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of red cellophane and place red jelly beans or red-hot candies in the middle. Bring up all sides and insert three or four 4″ lengths of green twist. Secure with tape or wire. Glue on tiny pieces of excelsior or raffia for roots.


Follow the directions for the radish, but use various sizes of purple cellophane. Don’t fill the cellophane entirely full, but tape around the bottom and clip the leftover cellophane to resemble roots.


Cut a 10″ x 10″ x 15″ triangle of orange cellophane and mark the center of the longest side. Roll it into a cone, so that the point of the cone is at that center mark. Place candy corn in the cone and insert three or four 4″ lengths of green twist. Secure with tape or wire.

You can also make a carrot from felt by cutting two identical shapes from orange felt. Glue the edges together and fill with candy. For a curly carrot top, stuff with Easter grass.

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