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Hippo storage box

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Recycle, restore

Recycle your egg cartons by using them to make a craft with your child. This hippo from CraftPlace.org is a great way to make a little storage box for your kids to keep their treats.

What you'll need

  • Recycled egg carton
  • Plastic-foam balls, two 2"
  • Wiggle eyes, two
  • Acrylic paints: purple, pink, white
  • Dimensional paint: black, pink
  • Pushpins, two
  • Craft Glue
  • Paintbrush

Putting it all together

  1. Glue plastic-foam balls (eyes) on center top of egg carton. Insert pushpins through carton, securing eyes on top.
  2. Paint outside of carton and eyes purple and inside of carton pink. Let dry.
  3. Glue wiggle eyes on eyes.
  4. Paint "teeth" white. Use black dimensional paint to outline nostrils. Let dry.
  5. Tuck treats, notes, and other special wishes inside box for teachers or friends!

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