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ali partsAn Egg-Cellent Eggodile

You’ll need:

  • The top of a container for a dozen eggs
  • Both parts of a container from half a dozen eggs
  • Four empty toilet paper rolls
  • Green, black, and white paint
  • Red or pink construction paper
  • A needle with thread or string
  • Glue
  • Adhesive tape
  • Varnish (optional)

ali threadHow to build it:

  1. Paint tall the egg container and rolls green. When the green has dried, paint white nails on the four rolls, which will be the legs. When the paint dries, you can varnish the rolls, if you like.
  2. With thread or string, tie together the two parts of the smaller container to form the head. You may want to ask an adult for help.
  3. Glue the body to the head and paint the eyes and the nostrils. Varnish the whole piece, if you like.
  4. On red construction paper, draw and cut out the tongue. Attach it to the creature’s mouth with adhesive tape.
  5. Glue the top edges and fit the legs in spaces on the underside of the body.
  6. Use a piece of unpainted egg container to make eyelashes. Glue them over the eyes.
  7. Now you an egg-cellent new pet!
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 Use your imagination: Make some baby eggodiles with the smaller container. Then draw or paint a “swampy” scene to use as a background!

From Creating By Recycling (Crafts For All Seasons), by Anna Llimos and Laia Sadurni. Blackbirch Press (c) 2000, Blackbirch Press. Reprinted by permission of The Gale Group.