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Egg Carton Bugs Craft

How to Make Bugs Out of Egg Cartons

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Egg Carton Bugs Craft

Egg Carton Bugs Craft

Cups cut from egg cartons make wonderful bug bodies. gather together a variety of basic crafts supplies along with an egg carton or two and let your imagination be your guide.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

 

Instructions:
To make a bug body, cut a long row of cups to make a caterpillar. Use two cups cut from an egg carton to make a butterfly and three egg carton cups for an ant's body. Legs can be made from chenille stems, wings can be made using tissue paper, and the entire bug can be decorated using paint and glitter.

There are too many possibilities to list here. Use your imagination and I bet you can think of plenty of bugs to make.

Caterpillar Suggestion from Denise: Paint half the bump side of an egg carton any color and let dry. Make two holes in top of one end section and insert chenille stem down and up so both ends of stem stick out on top of bump. Shape ends of stems for antennae. Add wiggle eyes to front of bump for caterpillar eyes.

Spider Suggestion from Denise: Trim an egg carton cup to even it out a bit. Paint inside and outside black. Let dry. Poke a hole in the middle of cup and four holes in each side. Put string through top hole and tie off. (Elastic string works great for a drag line) Put twist ties in each side hole and bend back ends inside cup to hold. May need to add glue or tape to hold in place. Glue eyes on.

- See a larger photo of this craft completed by Madison and Carrie

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