I thought of painting rocks, and I thought of making a giant paper mache ladybug – which we still might do, but not this month! We were about to settle for construction paper loops… and then, I finally got to clearing some of the debris of the kitchen counter, and voila! An egg carton. The rest is history.
Egg Carton Ladybugs
- Egg Carton
- Red Tempra Paint
- Felt (little wee bits of black and white cut into circles)
- White glue
- Paint brushes, old t-shirts and a fitted sheet for the table
So, I cut up the egg carton into 12 different cups, got out some paint, some felt for spots, and for eyes. We were all out of googly eyes – but I am always pleased to use what we have on hand. We whipped up some glue, covered the table with an old single size fitted sheet, and got out the old t-shirts (now smocks).
To make the eyes, I cut out white circles of felt, and smaller black circles of felt, and glued the black onto the white. To make the spots, I cut out a lot of little black circles of felt.
- Separate the egg carton into individual cups. Paint the egg carton cups with red paint.
- Glue the felt spots on.
- Glue the eyes on. If you have googly eyes, go ahead and use them!
- Add pipe cleaner antennae if you so desire.
There is a lot of potential for imaginary play as well, once you have 12 ladybugs, ready for a picnic. (think Sesame Street….)
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