Build a Zucchini Racer
When your garden is overrun by zucchini and your family rebels at the prospect of eating yet another loaf of zucchini bread, turn your bumper crop into a fleet of funky veggie-mobiles. With this simple yet creative activity, your child will practice her fine motor skills while creating a toy from everyday objects. Bonus: The chance to play creatively with food may even turn your child into a veggie lover!
What You Need:
- Small to medium-sized zucchini (about 8-10 inches in length). You may want to keep a couple extra on hand, along with a healthy dip, in case your child is inspired to nibble during the project.
- Dowels, wire, or pipe cleaners
- 1½-inch wooden wheels (available at craft stores)
- Decorative art supplies such as stickers, paint, glitter glue, etc.