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Egg carton spider

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Great for Halloween or a spider unit in school, these spiders are quick and fun to make. If you want, you can twist one of the pipe cleaner legs to make the spider “hold” a name to identify a child’s desk or as a placecard at a Halloween party.
egg carton spider
What You Need: 1 “cup” section from egg carton; black tempera paint; 2 black pipe cleaners; 2 googly eyes; paintbrush; glue; 1/8″ hole punch or poking tool.
How You Make It: Adults should precut egg carton and pipe cleaners and poke the leg holes for littler kids. Paint egg carton section black and let dry. Poke or punch four holes on each of two sides of the egg carton cup. Cut each pipe cleaner in half, poke in one hole and out the opposite side and bend into leg shapes. Use glue to add googly eyes.

Egg carton bugs

Monday, July 9th, 2007

What You Need: egg carton, scissors, tempera paint, paintbrush, glue, 1/8-inch hole punch, black pipe cleaner, googly eyes.
egg carton bug supplies
How You Make It: Cut apart egg carton into individual “cups.” Paint bugs however you’d like. Glue on googly eyes. Punch or poke three holes on each side of bug. Cut pipe cleaner into three equal sections and insert one in each set of holes.
egg carton bugs
“We tried it” tip: If you don’t have a small hole punch, a pointy object should work. Pre-punch leg holes for small children.

Egg Carton Caterpillar

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

What You Need: Cardboard egg carton, poster (tempera) paints, pipe cleaner, 2 googly eyes, scissors, paintbrush, glue.
Supplies to make egg carton caterpillar
How You Make It: >Cuts egg carton into strips of 6 (grownup job). Paint caterpillar body. After paint is dry, insert pipe cleaner into “head” of egg carton to form antennae. Glue googly eyes onto face.
completed egg carton caterpillar
Suggested storybook: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle