Peas in a Pod Craft

Googly eyes make everything better! This “peas in a pod” craft is a wonderful add on to Spring time programs. It is super easy and only requires minimal supplies that are probably already lurking in your art room somewhere!

Here’s what you need to make each:

  • Paper plate (not Styrofoam because they need to be folded)
  • Green colored cotton balls
  • Green crayons / markers / paints (whichever works for you)
  • Googly eyes
  • Tacky glue
  • Stapler and staples

I love this craft because the kids can do the entire things themselves, well maybe some help with the stapler, but mostly they can do this on their own. The first step is to have the kids color both sides of the paper plate. The more that it is colored, the better it will turn out. Next, the plate gets folded in half and stapled at both ends of the plate to create a pouch that should look like a green pita pocket sandwich! Have the students glue the googly eyes to the cotton balls. to finish, just tuck the cotton balls into the pouch and then- Presto! You now have peas in a pod. The kids love looking into the pouch and seeing the googly eyes.

This craft goes great with:

  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  • Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

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