Crafting mini veggies

Crafting mini veggies

Crafting mini veggies

Fancy a New Year's detox?! What better way to promote healthy eating habits than turning it into a playful crafting session with your little ones? Try sculpting veggies out of polymer clay, then, you're not only engaging your child's creative side but also encouraging an appreciation for fresh, nutritious food. It's a win-win where the end result is both beautiful and a reminder of the importance of a balanced diet.

crafting polymer clay vegetables


As you work together to make your clay vegetables, you can discuss the colours, shapes, and nutritional benefits of each veggie. This hands-on experience helps reinforce their knowledge playfully, making learning about healthy food enjoyable. The process of moulding clay into various shapes is a fantastic way to enhance your child's fine motor skills too. From rolling tiny carrots to shaping broccoli florets, each movement contributes to the development of hand-eye coordination and fine motor control. It's a subtle way to promote dexterity while having fun and bonding over this craft. It does n't matter if the result isn’t perfect, you’ve made memories together which are just as important! You can also use homemade salt dough instead of polymer clay, then paint the vegetables once your dough has been baked.

 Once your veggie collection is complete, it can now be used in imaginative play, from hosting a mini farmer's market to creating a chef's kitchen! We used ours in our Dolls House Kitchen Furniture and our Greenhouse and Garden Set.

Read more about imaginative play here.

 So, grab your clay, roll up your sleeves, and dive into a world of bright and fun veggies with your little ones. Let the crafting and healthy eating begin in 2024!

We purchased our polymer clay from here. If you would like more ideas on modelling with polymer clay, please see our sister site blog post.

See our beautiful dolls and dolls house accessories for more small world play, and look at our wooden vegetable set for some inspiration!