25 July 2012

Mini Mess #3

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Mini Mess is a weekly Wednesday link up where you can share all the fun you have had with kids involving mess! That could be cakes and bakes, paddling pool fun, fun with sand and mud or some lovely crafts. I hope you will add your links below to inspire other parents on how to keep the kids happy and busy this summer.




Bug egg box craft

I guess you could call this up-cycling or junk craft as it's creating little masterpieces out of your rubbish. It was however fun and kept the kids in the shades for a little while. It's inexpensive which is always a bonus too!


What you need

Egg boxes
Pipe cleaners
Pens/Paint
Googly eyes
Glue

I don't think I need to write a method as the pictures are self explanatory really. You just use the boxes as bodies, use the pipe cleaners as legs by threading them through the boxes and create some super cute little bugs!

We made a caterpillar and ant. Any name suggestions?

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17 comments :

  1. they look great. as i have several empty egg boxes in my recycling cupboard at the moment I may just use your idea!! thank you :) x

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  2. What cute caterpillars, and I love how they were made! Your kids look like they had lots of fun :-) Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times :-)

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  3. these are really cute. My son would love making these - and playing with them, he's quite into bugs and creepy crawlies

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  4. Those are so cute!! I love them. Perfect egg carton craft!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  5. this is so cute! Thanks for linking to Science Sparks xx

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  6. Thanks for all the lovely comments :)

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  7. Mary-Ann Pollard24 June 2013 at 12:01

    This is a great idea, keep the kids busy and a use for left over egg boxes!

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  8. Must try to make these for my granddaughter

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  9. deffo going to save eggboxes to try these, the kids will love it @mands manc

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  10. These are brilliant! My son would love these. This is going in the to-make bookmarks folder :) x

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  11. these are so cute and easy to make even for small children

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  12. How lovely to see something for the kids to do that doesnt cost much and yet they enjoy it so much

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  13. These look fab! Great for doing over the Easter hols.

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  14. DEF GONNA think about making these x

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