Eco-Friendly Craft Ideas – Egg Carton Caterpillars
Egg-carton creepy crawlers
Playing with bugs can be fun for kids, but it can be a headache-inducing activity for parents who are more concerned about things like germs. With our easy egg-carton creepy crawlers, you can let your child have fun with bugs without breaking out the disinfectant.
What you need:
1) Cut the empty egg carton to form the body of the creepy crawler.
2) Next, spread newspaper on a flat surface to protect it as you paint. Using the paintbrushes and craft paints, paint the body of your creepy crawler. Let it dry.
3) When it is dry, attach googly eyes and a small piece of pipe cleaner (about an inch long) with glue onto the front of your bug to form its face. Let it dry.
4) Cut several pieces of pipe cleaners for the bug’s legs. (The pieces should be about 1+ inches long.) Glue them one by one to the inside of your bug’s egg-carton body so that they peek out. Let glue dry, then gently twist the ends of the legs so that they are curled, instead of just sticking out straight.
5) To finish, make bug wings, antennae or both with more pipe cleaners. Glue these securely in place and let it dry. It’s important to remember that there is no wrong or right way to make a bug. It’s totally up to your children’s imaginations, and the more creative, the better!