We love recycling materials to make fun, easy crafts for kids. Our egg carton caterpillar is great for story-time and pretend play.
- Paper egg carton
- Pipe cleaners
- Paint or markers
First, cut the egg carton in half lengthwise. I used adult scissors for this part, it was tough. Tip: To make it look more rounded, cut the base off around the edges, but AFTER you paint it. If you cut before, it compromises the strength of it. The seams at the top started to break where the colors met. Next, choose your medium — paint or markers.
Little C started to paint, then it was ATTACK of the animals, lol!
He ended up doing an animal foot print painting and I finished the caterpillar. Set aside to dry then draw a face on the front of the caterpillar.
Turn the carton upside down and help your child poke two short pieces of pipe cleaner through one end to create antennae; bend over tips, they are pointy! Let your child’s imagination soar as they play with their new caterpillar! Little C decided to have a snack with his, lol! 😉
Looking for more fun crafts and activities for kids? Here’s a few of our favorite recycled crafts and learning activities: