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I have what seems like a million empty egg cartons stashed in my craft room. I buy fresh eggs from my neighbor who has chickens and I keep meaning to take a bunch of these cartons back to her, but never remember. So instead I often use them in making crafts, like I did with this cute little egg carton frog.

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda

To make this little froggie, I also used a foam coffee cup. Ready to get started?

Paint the egg cups green and set them aside to dry.

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda

Paint the coffee cup with green paint too, but you only need to paint the bottom half.

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda

Cut the cup to about 2-inches from the bottom.

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda

Cut one of the pipe cleaners in half. Bend the top of the pipe cleaner into a loop and twist. This forms the top of the back leg.

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda

Now bend the bottom half into a loop, forming a shape similar to a heart. Leave a little excess pipe cleaner sticking out to poke into the side of the cup.

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda

Repeat with the other half of the pipe cleaner to make the second back leg.

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda

Poke the pipe cleaner leg into the side of the cup body.

For the front legs, cut the second pipe cleaner in half. Set one half aside for a future project. Take the remaining half and cut that in half. Bend one end of each pipe cleaner into a small loop for the front foot.

Make a bend in the front leg and poke it into the front of the cup. Repeat for the other leg.

 

Cut a forked tongue from red felt and glue inside one of the egg cups. Glue the egg cups together, open end to open end. Glue the egg cup head to the body. Glue googly eyes to the buttons. Glue the eyes to the head.

     

What you need:

  • 2 cups from a cardboard egg carton
  • 1 foam coffee cup
  • Green craft paint
  • 2 green pipe cleaners
  • 2 green buttons
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scrap of red felt
  •  
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

What you do:

  1. Paint the egg cups and the coffee cup with green paint. Cut the cup to about 2-inches from the bottom.
  2. Cut one of the pipe cleaners in half. Bend the top of the pipe cleaner into a loop and twist. This forms the top of the back leg. Now bend the bottom half into a loop, forming a shape similar to a heart. Leave a little excess pipe cleaner sticking out to poke into the side of the cup. Repeat with the other half of the pipe cleaner to make the second back leg. Poke the pipe cleaner leg into the side of the cup body.
  3. For the front legs, cut the second pipe cleaner in half. Set one half aside for a future project. Take the remaining half and cut that in half. Bend one end of each pipe cleaner into a small loop for the front foot. Make a bend in the front leg and poke it into the front of the cup. Repeat for the other leg.
  4. Cut a forked tongue from red felt and glue inside one of the egg cups. Glue the egg cups together, open end to open end. Glue the egg cup head to the body. Glue googly eyes to the buttons. Glue the eyes to the head.

Source: http://goo.gl/vU6Q7L


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