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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Crafty Moments: Egg Carton Spiders


Hey, these little critters were bucketloads of fun... and cute... even if I do say so myself. I think I've found my calling... as long as I don't have to do beautiful, I can do kiddy craft! Yeah!

At the request of the team leader and because I was rostered on, I did these up for our playgroup today (Friday) and experimented a little with colour and materials. The 3 year old painted the brown one and I helped her with the legs .

Materials:
A used egg carton cut into 6 segments. Each segment is made up of 2 cups.
2-4 strips of pipe cleaners (can be cut into quarters or halves) per spider
Googley eyes
Paint: colour of your choice
PVA glue (gluesticks are pretty useless in this sort of craft)
Embellishments (sequins, buttons)
Your best pair of scissors

You don't really need instructions, right? If I can do it without instructions, I'm sure you can too. And er... longer spider legs, for some reason look a lot sexier...
Not sure what that says about me.

6 comments:

  1. awww, so cute. great work. found you through connect 2 mums.

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  2. Hi Kelly. Nice to meet you. connect2mums has been great... found quite a number of fellow bloggers that way.
    Thanks for commenting.

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  3. what cute spiders! I'll have to try it for day care one day!

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  4. YN... Depending on the age of your kids, you may end up doing most of the heavy lifting. At least they can paint it beforehand and glue the eyes later.

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  5. cute - fun - easy - reckon my kids could do that with miss 2 without my help hehehehe - me notsocrafty

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  6. Love them! Have been wondering how to put my egg cartons to good use.

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