We’ve made some egg carton caterpillars before but today my toddler wanted a butterfly. We were pleased with the result and my toddler has been buzzing around with it heaps.
I’ve always got paper plates around the house, they are fantastic for craft. We’ve made lots of different animals and things out of paper plates before. Today we thought we’d do something a little Christmassy with them. These are really easy and the kids will love them.
Every time my toddler and I get all the craft stuff out (which is all the time) I ask him what he would like to make. For the past week he has been saying a chicken and I kept steering him in other directions, like a car or a boat, as I couldn’t think of a good way to make a chicken. I had a good think about it and looked through our recycled treasures and we came up with these cute little guys. He loves them and is still playing with them today
This is good for younger children, just in case they eat it. Regular playdough contains LOTS of salt. Note that salt is a preservative, so this will not keep as long. It should still last a week or more in an air tight container in the fridge. See the microwave option for a less messy pot.