Fun and fast!
We did this as part of Veggie Storytime at our library, and the kids loved painting and then putting together their little friends!
Step 1: Start With a Paper Plate.
We cut these 6' plates down to about 4" for the kids.
Step 2: Assemble the Plate and Your "peas"
We used green pom-poms of different sizes and two different colors, because it's what we had. I have seen others use play-doh or wadded up construction paper, but they really don't look as nice.
Step 3: Paint the "pea Pod"
Have the kids paint their pea pods. We used green acrylic paint. They did a good job staying relatively clean.
We had a hair dryer for drying the paint (I did forget about drying time!)
Step 4: Ta-Da!
Glue wiggly eyes on the peas ( we did just one), glue inside the pod (glue sticks), and fold over and put a staple on each end to help retain the peas.
We also ate carrots and peapods - that's not her tongue!
Total time -a bout 15 minutes ( 3-4 year olds with parental help!)