Ant from Egg Carton

9 Dec

My daughter had been watching ants in our terrace for quite sometime. So it was time to have her own pet ant.

For the 'Letter of the week, A' , we made an ant.

For the ‘Letter of the week, A’ , we made an ant out of empty egg carton.

Things required for 'Ant from egg carton' craft are: Empty egg cartons, black paint, 4 pipe cleaners (we didnt have black ones so we took the blue ones and painted them black), water, containter for paint, paint brushes, googly eyes, scissors and glue (we used glitter glue since my daughter loves them but you can use normal glue instead too).

Things required for ‘Ant from egg carton’ craft are: Empty egg cartons, black paint, 4 pipe cleaners (we didnt have black ones so we took the blue ones and painted them black), water, containter for paint, paint brushes, googly eyes, scissors and glue (we used glitter glue since my daughter loves them but you can use normal glue instead too).

Firstly, you will need to cut 3 sections of the egg carton together and the forth one by itself.

Firstly, you will need to cut 3 sections of the egg carton, together, and the forth one by itself.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint the 3 sections black.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint the 3 sections black.

 

Now get the forth one painted black too and leave them to dry.

Now get the forth one painted black too and leave them to dry.

Once the paint is dry, ask your little one to stick the googly eyes on the single egg carton piece.

Once the paint is dry, ask your little one to stick the googly eyes on the single egg carton piece.

 

Make 2 holes on the single piece and thread one of the pipe cleaners to make the antennae. Then cut some more holes in the ant's body and added the rest of the pipe cleaners for its legs. Finally, glue the head on top of the first section of the ant's body.

Make 2 holes on the single piece and thread one of the pipe cleaners to make the antennae. Then cut some more holes in the ant’s body and added the rest of the pipe cleaners for its legs. Finally, glue the head on top of the first section of the ant’s body.

My daughter was super excited to walk her ant all around the house.

My daughter was super excited to walk her ant all around the house.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: