On a rainy afternoon recently I went looking for inspiration for a quick craft for the boys. We’d been stuck inside, again, and they were bored! I had several egg boxes, so I decided to look for some ideas for egg box crafts.
I found a picture of a caterpillar which looked fun; and the boys liked it; so we decided to give it a go!
You will need:
Egg box (we used a 12 egg carton)
Paint and brushes
Stickers, foam shapes, pom poms, googly eyes etc.
First of all you need to cut a caterpillar shaped strip of egg box. This is a job for an adult as cutting the egg box is quite tricky. As we used a 12 egg carton, our caterpillars had six segments each.
Once you have your basic shape you can start to decorate. The boys painted theirs first. The 7yo went for a red body and an orange face while the 5yo painted his orange and yellow with a blue face :)
Once the paint was dry, the boys decorated them using foam shapes. The 5yo used mini pom poms and googly eyes to make his caterpillars face, and asked me to draw a smiley mouth for him. The 7yo stuck googly eyes straight on to his, along with a foam smiley mouth sticker from another craft kit!
The finished caterpillars look really fun, and making them was a good distraction on another wet afternoon!