With all the baking we have been doing recently we’ve been collecting egg cartons so as well as repeating our Five Little Speckled Frog Craft from two years ago with T we’ve also started some new egg carton crafts and activities – first off we’ve made some egg carton ladybirds.

Egg Carton Ladybirds for preschoolers to make

Materials Needed for Egg Carton Ladybirds

Egg Carton Ladybirds for preschoolers to make

Egg Carton
Paint
Pipe Cleaners
Black Marker
Goggley Eyes
Scissors

How to make Egg Carton Ladybirds

Start off by cutting out the cups of the egg cup – I find that I have to do this for the kids because of the shape of the egg cartons in the UK they are quite difficult to cut – but again if your kids can do it let them. Once cut out paint the egg carton red and put aside to dry.

Egg Carton Ladybirds for preschoolers to make

Once the ladybird is dry (I left 24 hours to ensure that it was fully dry) then make the spots on the ladybird with a black marker – I found that using a black permanent marker worked best.

Egg Carton Ladybirds for preschoolers to make

We then added the goggley eyes and placed in pipe cleaners for the legs – to make the legs small enough I cut a pipe cleaner into half and then 3 to make six legs.

Egg Carton Ladybirds

Our ladybirds have been added to our Nature Area as they are one of the bugs that we are finding regularly in the garden at the moment.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.

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