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Egg Carton Butterfly

Materials

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Tempera paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Stapler

Directions

  1. Cut an egg carton in half lengthwise, then cut one of the halves in half again, lengthwise.
  2. Turn one of the halves upside down and paint with tempera paint.
  3. Attach pipe cleaners to the head for feelers.
  4. Cut wings from construction paper and decorate with paint or markers; staple to the side of the carton.
  5. Use your imagination to make variations; for example, use one cup of the carton to make a turtle or a ladybug, use three cups to make a bumblebee, or use a full half carton to make a caterpillar.

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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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