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Colorful Egg Carton Lady Bugs

Egg cartons make a great and inexpensive craft material. Recycle your egg cartons into these adorable Ladybugs. Be creative and make them out of various colors. 


Empty egg carton cup
Skinny black chenille, 2" piece
2 Small wiggle eyes
1 Medium black pom pom
Colorful acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
White craft glue
Hot glue gun

Note: Use white craft glue for all instructions except where hot glue is indicated.


Use scissors to separate egg carton cups, trim the edges.

Paint egg cartons in desired colors and let dry.

Glue wiggle eyes on to black pom pom and let dry.

Glue black pom pom on to side of egg cup with white craft glue and let dry completely, making sure eyes are facing out and are where you want them.

Cut the 2" piece of skinny black chenille in half. Bend the end of each one to form the antannae. Use hot glue to attach antannaes to pom pom head.

Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add black paint dots to the ladybug's back. Dip handle into paint and pick up a generous amount, then use a drawing motion to add the dot to the ladybug's back.

Let dry completely.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Amanda Formaro of CraftsByAmanda.com.

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Bugs and Insect Crafts for Kids, Early Elementary Craft, Recycled Egg Carton

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  1. eutamene says:

    Very nice idea thank you beautiful

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