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EGG CARTON ANIMALS
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This is an easy way to make animals using egg cartons, crayons or markers, scissors, and pipe cleaners. Googly eyes are a nice touch. A cork (or similar object) is needed for the camel's head. (Go to a printable version.)


CATERPILLAR

  1. Separate 4, 5, or 6 cups from an egg carton.
  2. Using the point of a scissors, an adult should make 2 small holes at one end for the antennae.
  3. Insert pipe cleaners for the antennae.
  4. Add eyes, a mouth, and decorate.

LADYBUG

  1. Separate one cup from an egg carton.
  2. Using markers or tempera paint, children can paint the egg carton cup red. Then, using black paint, color in the head, and make spots on the body.
  3. Using the point of a scissors, an adult should make 6 small holes (3 on each side) at the base of the cup (these will be for the legs. Make 2 small holes (for antennae) where the top of the head will be.

  1. Insert a black pipe cleaner into each a side hole and out the other side for the legs. Use half a pipe cleaner for the antennae.
  2. Glue on googly eyes or paint on white eyes.
SPIDER

  1. Separate one cup from an egg carton.
  2. Using the point of a scissors, an adult should make 8 small holes (4 on each side) at the base of the cup.
  3. Insert a pipe cleaner into each of the holes for legs.
  4. Draw a face and decorate the body.
CAMEL

  1. Separate 2 cups from an egg carton.
  2. Using the point of a scissors, an adult should make holes at the base of the cups for the 4 legs and holes at each end for the neck and tail. Make 1 small hole in the wide flat end of the cork.
  3. Insert a pipe cleaner into each of the holes for legs and the tail.
  4. Insert one end of a pipe cleaner into the cork; insert the other end into a hole at the end of the egg cups.
  5. Add eyes, a mouth, and decorate.
BAT

  1. Separate 3 cups from an egg carton.
  2. Cut out part of the bottoms of the 2 outside cups to resemble bat wings.
  3. Add eyes, a mouth, and decorate.
  4. Hang it from a string or a rubber band.


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