FunLab Mom hints: Look for egg cartons that are made out of paper. Painting over plastic is a little bit more difficult. This project is great because even smaller kids can get involved with a little bit of help.
1. Set up a work area. Protect your table with an old towel or a Drop Cloth from ALEX Toys ®.
2. Dress your kids in old clothes or use a smock to keep things clean and avoid accidents.
3. The egg carton absorbs a lot of paint. Avoid having the kids put too thick of a layer or it will take forever for it to dry.
You will need:
|Egg cartons||Paint brushes||Craft Tacky Glue|
|Washable paint||Scissors||3-D Outliners|
|Google eyes||Chenille stems|
Step 1: Cut apart your egg carton. A caterpillar requires three egg portions, an ant two and a spider one. It is necessary to level off the bottom cutting away the extra carton.
FunLab Fact: Do you know one big difference between spiders and insects? Count the legs. Spiders have 8 and insects have 6!