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Egg Carton Critters

by Erin J. Bernard

Easy Art Projects for Kids

Step 3: Put your animal in its nest! Place a cotton ball into the egg carton, then glue a second ball on top of it to create a head. Let dry.

Step 4: Add the eyes, ears, noses, and mouths. Glue googly eyes onto the cotton ball heads.

For these cuties, we cut out bunny ears and chick beaks from pink and yellow construction paper and glued these on to the heads to complete the critter faces.

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Get creative and allow the kids to pick out some other favorite animals to make. For a super cute grizzly bear, use brown paper for the ears and just cut out a nose from black construction paper. For a pig, make ears and a snout from pink construction paper, and so on and so on!

With one egg carton you can create 12 animal "nests", but why stop there? Once you have created the whole farm, move on to the ocean or the animals you see at the zoo!  Your adorable critters are ready to go! 

Check out these easy craft ideas for kids and more art activities for toddlers here!

Erin J. Bernard is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer from Portland, Oregon. Before becoming a writer, Erin worked as a nanny and an ESL classroom teacher. She taught English at a Montessori school in Mexico and then ran an after-school language program in South Korea. Erin is the editor of the parenting guide, “Instructions Not Included: A Pediatrician’s Prescription for Raising the Best Kids on the Block,” written by Irwin H. Berkowitz, MD.

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