Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Egg Carton Crafts

With the hot and humid days upon us, we can't always play outside in the middle of the day. I turn into a puddle of sweat. It's not great for a toddler to play outside in 100 degree heat. So I have been looking for some indoor activities for us to keep our summer days full and fun.

My wonderful Twitter friends came to the rescue when I asked about egg carton crafts. They had so many brilliant ideas, but what I discovered was, that with a little bit of instruction, kids' imaginations are the best at taking an idea and running with it.

Ladybug (2 years old) and I invited her cousins over for egg carton crafts last week. And we had a blast!

Our supplies were: egg carton, chenille stems (pipe cleaners), googly eyes, glue, crayons, and scissors. We could have used paint, but I am anti-mess when it comes to my toddler (I'm working on that!), so I wasn't Ladybug isn't ready for paints just yet.

The nieces made all kinds of bugs and creepy crawly things. Ladybug enjoyed pulling the legs off all the bugs. I just drew eyes and mouth on them for Ladybug, and the older girls used the googly eyes and chenille stems for mouths.

Little Mama showing off her creations
Drama Queen hard at workLadybug trying to be like the big girlsThe final product! (Minus the ones Ladybug pulled apart)

13 comments:

  1. Those little bugs are really cute!

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  2. Cute, cute! I may be borrowing this idea today!

    Blessings!

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  3. This post was so blissful for me...I remember those days when my kids were young...decades ago!! Loved this post.

    Happy W W wish to you. Mine's posted, a little bit of art/sculpture...and a bit of franchise history in Coastal Bend Texas today, I hope you can stop by.

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  4. What a cute idea! I'm going to have to try this.

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  5. So cute. I might borrow this one too!

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  6. Note to self - buy some pipe cleaners! This is definitely something I could have both of my boys do.

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  7. It looks like they had a lot of fun. Thanks for reminding me about this craft idea!

    Stop by my WW post for a link to a giveaway: Like Mother Like Daughter

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  8. Those turned out great and what an easy and inexpensive craft. I know we did these when I was a kid but you forget, you know?

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  9. Cute; I will have to share with my daughter. There is a highlights mag for young kids 2-4 or 3-4 that my grand daughter enjoys and that has lots ideas too ;-)

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  10. My daughter tried this idea in making an addition to a mobile that she and her daughter have been working on ;-)
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  11. Those are so cute! We did similar ones at the library craft hour. We are proudly displaying L's caterpillar on our bookshelf.

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  12. Hi Heather, thanks for visiting my little blog! I hopped on over from Blog Hop and poked around a little. I have to say that I love love love the look of concentration on Ladybug's face as she works so hard to be like her big cousins. Too cute!

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