All the teachers at her school had been assigned to dress as a fruit or vegetable for a "produce parade," and Judy was to be the eggplant. I really didn't know where to begin, but it sounded like fun to me. Judy had already bought two inexpensive purple bath towels and two green hand towels in hopes of somehow putting an eggplant costume together with those.
So how do you transform a teacher into an eggplant? Probably not many will be needing this tutorial, but you never know, so I thought I'd make a few notes for those who might someday get called upon to impersonate an eggplant.
I cut both ends off the hand towel to make the neck band and sewed the pieces together. I made this wide enough so that I could fold it over.
The whole gang posed for a group picture. Can you find the squash, grapes, bananas, mushroom, watermelon, peach, corn, cauliflower, cucumber, strawberry, carrot, cabbage, red pepper, celery, or olives?
There is a reason for all this taking place at school. The teachers and principal were showing appreciation for receiving USDA grant money for the children to have fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks at school. They also combined a timely pitch for being drug free as part of an overall good health plan. I am so thankful that this kind of food has been made available to the children in our community, and I'm very glad to have been a part of making an eggplant for them.