I was the girl who once had a collection of California fruit crate ends (with gorgeous vintage labels) hanging on her kitchen wall in San Francisco (one of my first upcyclling projects that required tearing apart wooden crates on the street, oh my!) so I had to laugh when I found myself eyeing the cardboard vegetable crates that are often used by the store to deliver our order.
And then it hit me, the total graphics aren't generally all that noteworthy, but the vegetables can be pretty great looking, so I decided that I should start cutting them out to use for craft projects!
But before you get around to making a mobile or a wall hanging of some kind using these vegetable cut-outs, they sure do make great fodder for a little game of vegetable store, don't they? Recycling can be so much fun if you just open your eyes to the possibilities!
- cardboard vegetable crates
- strong hands
- sharp scissors
Simply open boxes and cut out vegetables, but do be aware that you will need sharp scissors and strong hands. This is not something kids can do with any precision. I was thinking that one could make little stands for the veggies from slices of tp rolls with slits cut into them, I'll let you know if I try that one, sure could be s cute way to assemble a little play store.