Kids Frugal Fun: Egg Carton Butterflies

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Each week Momondealz  brings us a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Easter is quickly approaching so the next couple of weeks will be Easter Crafts. If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page. If you enjoy these crafts, please be sure to share them on Pinterest

Egg Carton Butterflies:

Materials:
Egg Carton
Markers
Cardstock
Glue
Pipe Cleaner

Directions:
1. Clean and dry the egg carton.
2. Cut the bottom in half leaving you with your desired number of “humps”.
3. Trace your child’s hands on cardstock (2x each hand for a total of 4 hands).

4. Have your child color the egg humps and the hands in various colors.

5. Glue the hands to the carton to create a butterfly.
6. Draw a face on the butterfly and add the pipe cleaner to create the antennae.
We also created the traditional Egg Carton Catepillar so that we could discuss the life cycle of a butterfly.

This activity lends itself to a lot of science lessons (life cycles, habitat discussions, physical characteristics). Also some highly recommended books about butterflies are:
From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
My, Oh My–A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
Where Butterflies Grow (Picture Puffins)
Some other uses for egg cartons are:

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Comments

  1. My wife and I are always trying to save money and keep the kids entertained. Besides outdoor activities, arts and crafts like this have become a big part of our day. One bit of advice, check your local librarires for free arts and crafts programs.

    Thanks for this idea!
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