Egg Carton Insects


  1. Egg carton
  2. Paint
  3. Hole punch
  4. Pipe cleaners
  5. Googly eyes (buy at craft store)


Cut the egg carton into sections. Paint and decorate each section according to whatever critter you are trying to create. Glue on the googly eyes. Punch a hole for the mouth. Depending on how many legs and how long they will be, cut the pipe cleaners accordingly. Punch a hole into the cardboard with a paper clip for each leg and push the pipe cleaner through it, twisting it into place. If your insect has antennae, punch a hole through the top and thread the pipe cleaners through, twisting them into antennae.


From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks