Green paper napkins (about 5 packs of 20 napkins in each pack)
White felt (1 sheet 9”x12”)
Yellow felt (1 sheet 9”x12”)
Lilac felt ( 1 sheet 9”x12”)
Orange paper (1 sheet 8.5”x11”)
Red balloons (2x)
Hot glue gun and sticks
For the felt salad base:
Cut two large rectangles from green felt that covers the child’s torso. Cut a half circle at the top center of the felt for the neckline and hot glue the shoulder seams together. Leave openings for the arms, and hot glue the sides of the felt together. Cut a vertical line down the center back of the felt for an opening to get into the costume. Use safety pins to hold it together.
For the salad leaves:
Cut the salad leaves from the green napkins. With the napkin folded as is, cut a wavy line along the 2 open adjacent sides of each napkin. Unfold each napkin, which now has matching wavy lines on all 4 sides. Pinch each napkin in the center and hot glue napkin “leaves” all over the green felt base piece until it’s nice and full.
For the toppings
Make salad ingredients such as red onions and hard boiled eggs from felt, and cut shredded carrots from orange paper. Hot glue these to the salad leaves. Use 2 red balloons for cherry tomatoes and carefully safety pin the base of the balloons to the felt base of the costume. Add salad utensils for accessories, and you’re all set!