Frugal Kid Fun: Egg Carton Pumpkins

Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section.

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. This Friday is World Egg Day and since I love using recycled materials in crafts, I thought “Why not do some crafts with egg cartons?” Be sure to read to the bottom where there are egg related educational activities you can do with your child based on the standards of learning. If you have missed previous crafts, check them out here.
Egg Carton Pumpkins
Materials:
Egg Carton
Paint/Markers
Pipe cleaner or some other type of green material for top
Glue
Directions:

1. Cut out 2 egg slots out of an egg carton.
2. Paint or color the 2 slots orange. Allow to dry completely.

3. Put one slot upside down on the other one and glue them together to form your “pumpkin”.
4. Poke a small hole in the top to insert your green material to create the pumpkin stem.
4. You can leave your craft plain to decorate your home with little pumpkins, or have your child decorate it to look like a jack-o-lantern.

Educational Activities:

  • Science-Kindergartens are to identify the 8 basic colors. We didn’t have orange paint so we had to combine red and yellow to create orange. We were able to discuss color mixing, as well as when you mix 2 liquids, you still get a liquid.
  • Math-1. Hard boil eggs and have fun measuring how far you can roll them. You can use standard measurement (rulers, tape measure, etc) or non-standard measurement (feet, hands, shoes, toys, etc). 2. We used triangles and squares for our jack-o-lantern face and reviewed other shapes as well.
  • Social Studies/History-Hard boil some eggs and have an egg hunt around your home. Egg hunts are not just for Easter! You can draw a map for your child and have them practice map skills/directions.
  • Language Arts-Teach your child the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty”. Reciting nursery rhymes is a big kindergarten skill!

Thanks Mom on Dealz!




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