Egg Carton Caterpillars

Last updated: April 27, 2020, at 3:06 p.m. PT

Originally published: April 27, 2020, at 2:47 p.m. PT

Art supplies needed to create a caterpillar with an egg carton

Materials Needed

  • Paint (or markers)
  • Scissors
  • Egg carton 
  • Any other fun items for decorating – googly eyes, leaves, pipe cleaners, etc! 
Pieces of a cut up egg carton

Cut up egg carton into small sections.

Painted parts of an egg carton

Paint or color sections of egg carton.

Egg Carton decorated like a caterpillar

Decorate your “caterpillar” -- be creative and have some fun! 

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  • Make any bug (or critter) you want – use your imagination! 
    Don’t have an egg carton? Use an empty yogurt cups, bottle caps, or the bottom of an empty bottle! 
    Challenge yourself to ONLY use recycled materials.

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