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I am currently redecorating my home office and I’m always on the lookout for some cute crafty ideas that’ll make it feel more kid-friendly.
After making the cute bumble bees that I plan to hang on the corner near the bookshelf, I was thinking of making some aquatic animals just to balance things out.
I saw these cute whales made from egg cartons on Pinterest and I love how the blue matches yellow perfectly. It’s a happy combination! I can let the kids make it, too and I we only have to use things I already have in my house!
When you’re done with it, no one will totally recognise that the pretty whales are used egg cartons. Such a winner!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Craft Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
- Blue Construction Paper
- Egg Carton
- Blue Paint
Cut the egg carton into individual sections. One by one, paint the bottom of the egg cartons in blue. Let it dry for a while. Then, using the scalpel, slice an X at the centre of the egg carton. Collect 4 pipe cleaners and cut them in half then insert the pipe cleaners on the X. Bend the tip of the pipe cleaners, imitating the shape of a candy cane. This will make the pipe cleaners look like water spurting out of the whale so make sure you pick pipe cleaners with different shades of blue.
On the blue construction paper, draw outlines of the tail and a pair of flippers. You can just imitate the outline drawn above. Cut out the tail and flippers then glue those to the egg carton. You can look at the photo for reference. Wrap it up by gluing on craft eyes and drawing a mouth on the whale.
That’s it! Say hi to the new member of my home office. A whale made from an egg carton!
For this activity, I highly suggest that you sit down with your kids especially when you’re with toddlers. This is an easy craft but the cutting and gluing may be a bit hard for their age. It is important to let them do it first and then offer to help or guide them whenever they feel frustrated.
Your role in this activity is to encourage them to create more and to be proud of their masterpiece. Aside from providing them the materials and the environment they need to nurture their creative side, parents also need to invest in one more important thing.. time.
Cut time out of cleaning using the CHUX Superwipes – They are amazeballs! – and spend more time with your kids!
Here’s a helpful video tutorial:
Cool huh? It’s #likeitneverhappened!