Monday, April 9, 2012

Creative Challenge: Egg Cartons

Today, we are participating in the Creative Challenge hosted by Tinkerlab.

(If you remember, we've done this before with paper bags,  magazines and cardboard boxes.)


This month's item to explore is Egg Cartons!

To be perfectly honest, we have been super busy around here....
and I don't have any good pictures from our planting adventures this year....
but our favorite thing to do with egg cartons
 is to use them as planters for our spring plants!

Planting grass in a row from an egg carton looks an awful lot like a caterpillar! 
It is also great fun and practice to trim the grass with scissors!
Cut your carton into sections, add dirt, seeds, and water.
Place somewhere safe. Water regularly....
and in a few days... your caterpillar will start to grow!

You can decorate your caterpillars if you like, but we kept ours simple!

Wondering what else to do with your egg cartons?

All of these other sites are participating in the challenge! Hop on over and check them out!

Tinker LabChild Central Station Red Ted ArtSun Hats & Wellie BootsTeach PreschoolThe Chocolate Muffin Tree The Educators’ Spin On It The Golden GleamGlittering MuffinsInspiration LaboratoriesKitchen Counter ChroniclesLiving At The Whiteheads ZooMake, Do & FriendMama Mia’sheart2heartNurtureStorePlayDrMomRainy Day Mum,  The Imagination TreeToddler ApprovedReading ConfettiKindergarten & Preschool for Parents & TeachersRainbowsWithinReachMommy Labs,  Green Owl ArtReusecraftsThe Outlaw Mom BlogHappyLittleMessesExperimenting-MomDuck Duck OctopusPaintCutPasteTrain Up a ChildGrowing A Jeweled Rose Coffee Cups and CrayonsReady. Set. Read!Scribble Doodle and DrawCarrots Are OrangeJDaniel4′s MomQuirky MommaA Mom With A Lesson PlanGood Long RoadTwo2Read

Visit  Tinker Lab for a Great Linky with all sorts of other ideas too, 
you can even link up your ideas there!
 (I had it posted here, but I'm having technical difficulties making it work right!)

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