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Is your kid into animals? We've got you covered with these fun craft ideas

Camel egg carton craft

Is your kid into animals? We've got you covered with these fun craft ideas

Supplies:

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 4 Orange or yellow pipe cleaners
  • Brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:

  1. Cut out 2 sections from a cardboard egg carton, leaving them attached to one another.
  2. Next, paint your egg carton brown and set aside to dry.
  3. Then cut a 2-inch strip of brown construction paper twice as wide as you want your tail to be and fold in half lengthwise. Cut small slits into the end to form frill for the tail.
  4. Now cut a head and neck shape from the brown construction paper for the camel's head. Use the marker to draw shapes for the eye, mouth and a crease in the ear area.
  5. Next, you'll need to wind your pipe cleaner around the width of your 2 fingers to form a spring-like shape. At the end you'll attach to the egg carton, bend at a 45-degree angle, then at the other end, form a 2-loop camel toe shape and bend flat to give your camel feet to stand on. Repeat with all 4 pipe cleaners.
  6. Use your scissors to cut a slit at the front of your camel to insert the neck and a slit at the back to insert the tail. Add a dab of hot glue to your slits and insert your construction paper head and tail.
  7. Once dry, turn your camel upside down so you can glue the pipe cleaner legs just inside the egg carton's edges and with hot glue. Give them a second to dry to ensure they don't move when you place your camel craft upright again and your animal craft is desert-ready!

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