What you get
Start your very own pretend-play produce stand! Craft a set of play tomatoes, carrots, peas, and corn using beads, fluff, pipe cleaners, and other colorful materials. Make a produce basket (complete with a chalkboard stand) and a DIY cash box (complete with play money). Then open your stand for business, and practice counting, sorting, matching, and more as you serve your many customers. Imaginative play has never been so fruitful.
the Crate Challenge
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“When I tried out the felt tomatoes and carrots with kids, I noticed they wanted to keep the fun going by stuffing and re-stuffing their vegetables. I decided to make a tie that would stay closed without knotting, so the kids can open up their vegetables and stuff them again and again! ”
By the numbers
Vegetables prototyped: 28
Redesigns of the corn: 5
Beads & pipe cleaners stolen by product designer's 2 kittens: too many to count!
I loved how you made different vegetables with the different fabric and beads. Such a fun project for littles.
Probably the best kiwi box we have purchased, and we have them all!
Very cute activity. A little repetitive with the beads - kid grew tired of it after the 3rd one and my 1 year old was quite upset to not get to participate, but was a very cute activity.