Hands-on learning awaits...

With all this cooking at home, you probably have a lot of empty egg cartons. Why not make them into adorable little insects … you’ll want these cute bugs in the house!

Materials Needed:

  • Empty egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Paint/markers/crayons/stickers
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Sticks 


  • Insects are known by their segmented bodies — that means an insect’s body is made of several separate sections. Empty egg cartons are great for insect creations because of all the bumps! Before you begin, do a little research. What types of insects could you make?  
  • Ask a grownup to help you cut an egg carton into sections: 2-3 bumps will work for most insects, but caterpillars and inchworms could have more! 
  • Using paint, markers, crayons, and stickers, decorate your insect. It could look like a real one or you might imagine a brandnew kind!   
  • To add on, use construction paper, glue, sticks, or any other natural materials to make wings or to build an insect habitat. Try building a leaf, a tree, or a beehive!