In this simple beyond the book activity inspired by A is for Ant, you can create your own ant out of an empty egg carton!
To set up this activity, you'll need:
- Egg carton
- Paint colour of choice (we suggest black, brown, or red)
- Googley eyes
Step 1. Cut egg carton in half vertically, and then in half. This will leave you with three egg containers to form the body.
Step 2. Poke 6 holes in the carton for legs (space them evenly- 3 small holes on each side).
Step 3. Choose which kind of ant to create and paint egg carton. You might want to make a black ant, a brown ant, or even a red ant!
Step 4. Glue on googley eyes.
Step 5. Insert pipe cleaners into the holes to create legs. Bend each pipe cleaner at 90 degree angles to make them hold up the ant.