As I’ve mentioned before, I’m really bad at arts and crafts. And not in a self-depricating “look at my toilet paper roll turned into Mt. Rushmore…isn’t it horrible?” way, but in a – this stuff really sucks way.
Luckily, I find my kids don’t care about the results, they just love the process. So, last weekend we were up really early and found ourselves at Michaels buying supplies at 9:30 a.m. Yah, I’m that cool. M wanted to make a spider, of course, and we had just finished a carton of eggs, so I researched egg carton spider crafts. Literally. Luckily, a lot of results came up.
Our efforts produced the below. The scene: Our craft/snack/breakfast-while-watching-TV-when we’re being bad parents table….and graffiti painted wall in the background. My kids are trendy like that.
I’d do a step by step but I think it’s pretty self explanatory. You need – paint, egg carton, glue and pipe cleaners. We also got some cute little googly eyes, which added a lot of fun. You also need to be smarter than I am and poke holes for the legs BEFORE you’ve painted the egg carton, making it wet and flimsy.
So, again, not the coolest craft ever but the kids really enjoyed the process (including the trip to Michaels), and even played with the spiders and lady bug for a while!