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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Egg carton recycling craft ideas!

Thanks all for your overwhelming response on our project from the last week,
 "Telling the Time". 
L loves butterflies and so we decided to make a butterfly with egg carton. 



 Here is L's butterfly

She is a Thomas fan. She loved it when I said why can't we try making a Thomas engine.  We used egg carton, toilet roll, white paper and few paints to make Thomas!

She was excited to go and mess up with paints and glue. 

Yay, L's Thomas is ready! 

But, she recalled the "Life cycle of butterfly" lesson she learned from the school.
And said mum, no butterfly project is complete without a caterpillar in it.
She just went ahead and made a caterpillar. Dad helped with scissors. 

All these are made from things readily available at home. No fancy things have been used since I am reluctant to spend few bucks on some fancy stuffs. You can easily go and give a try!

Happy Tuesday! 

What are you up to? 



43 comments:

  1. These look brilliant! We will have to give it a whirl - have pinned, will try! #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn. Try it with your little ones.

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  2. Great ideas for a lazy afternoon with my toddler!

    #letkidsbekids

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    1. I hope your son will love it. Good luck!

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  3. what brilliant ideas, love that they can all be made with things everyone has around the house too. would love to make these with my boy...thank you for sharing #letkidsbekids

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    1. Give a try with your boy. I guarantee that you won't regret it. Loved his baking pics. I am sure he loves messy play.

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  4. Oh how cute! So sweet she made the caterpillar too
    #letkidsbekids

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  5. They look great, so simple, yet loads of fun and very effective. Love the butterfly. We made butterflies and caterpillars yesterday (will post about them next week).
    Thank you for linking #LetrKidsBeKids

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    1. That's really cool. Will come back next week and see what you did. (IA)

      Thanks for the linky!

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  6. great idea, we love the hungry caterpillar story here, it would go down welllx #letkidsbekids

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    1. That's a great idea. We love hungry caterpillar story here too.

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  7. These are great! My 4yo would love trying this :) #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Thanks Sara. Have fun with little one.

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  8. Love them both...of course we have a Thomas fan here too.
    You go Liya...have fun too.

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    1. I love your Thomas fan. He is such a cute darling. Have fun sis!

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  9. Egg cartons are so versatile. So many things you can make with them and they are a great surface to paint. We recycle egg cartons thi s weekend too! #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. I agree with you Cheryl. Egg cartons make wonderful crafts and they are easy to do as well.

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  10. Great idea! I love the butterfly and I know my son would love the train :D Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Tutorials

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    1. Thanks for the linky Kate. I loved visiting other mums and got many ideas too. :)

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  11. I like the butterfly but I think the caterpillar is the best, very cute! #letkidsbekids

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    1. Thanks Christine. Have a great rest of the week!

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  12. Love these. We haven't tried making anything with egg cartons yet - only kitchen and toilet roll tubes! Will have to give it a go. There's a great caterpillar I've seen on Pinterest - he'd go very well with your butterfly!

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    1. Give it a try.

      P.S Loved your rainbow hand printing.!

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  13. I wonder, where do you get these ideas from Nishana?!
    It's great and looks like you all had fun making and painting these eggs cartons. It's much better to recycle than spent huge amounts in crafts all over the place.
    Have a good day.

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    1. You're right Marie. It's fun to recycle when you have little ones who love painting and messing up. I am sure soon you will start seeing Mr. P growing into a messy player... lol!

      Have a great rest of the weel!

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  14. These really are amazing! Such simple ideas but they are so effective and look fantastic! You really have some wonderful crafty ideas, brilliant stuff and looks like she loved making them too :) Thanks so much for linking with #creativechallenge xx

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    1. Thanks Caroline. I always look forward to what you do with your son. You got many easy to do ideas too. It was pleasure linking up there and seeing many creative ideas from mums. Love it!

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  15. I love it, such great ideas. And you're right, we always have egg cartons around. I think my older daughter would enjoy this as much as my 3 year old, thanks!

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    1. Glad that you liked it. Wish you happy crafting time with kiddies. :)

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  16. They are all such clever ideas, I especially love the butterfly. I know my girls would love to have a go at making their own. #minicreations

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    1. Thanks. All little ones love butterflies, aren't they? Have a great time making butterflies with your girls. :)

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  17. Oh I love the butterfly!!!!! Fab ideas :) #minicreations
    http://dorothywhiskers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. I love butterflies too!

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  18. These look Fab,especially the butterfly and caterpillar with it being the 45th anniversary of the very hungry caterpillar! #minicreations

    Www.activities4kidz.eu

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I loved your ideas on Caterpillar story. I will someday try that with my girl. :) IA

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  19. That's lovely - did you read The Very Hungry Caterpillar Afterwards?!

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    1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is being read almost very often in our household. Kids are never tired of learning from caterpillar, I wonder!

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  20. Oh what fantastic ideas! I am hoping to hatch our own butterflies this year so I may do this activity with them too :)
    xx

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    1. Hatching own butterflies - you made me WOW! Wish I could do that!

      Good luck. Thanks for dropping by.

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  21. How gorgeous! I LOVE that butterfly - what a great idea!

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  22. Grace says - These are so pretty and I think the photos are awesome.
    Lucas says - Does Princess Liya know that her name sounds like a person from Star Wars - one of my favourite characters?
    Grace says - Oh Lucas..............

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