Make Your Own
Egg Box Hand Puppet & Mini Easter Egg Holder
This is a super-easy make for ages five and up – even doable for younger children if grownups lend a hand. Make sure if you use scissors or a stapler that an adult helps you 🙂
Create a frog, owl, lion, hippo hand puppet (whatever animal you like!) from an old eggbox and basic art materials. And if you fill it with mini chocolate eggs it makes a great Easter present!
Felt tips/Coloured Pencils/Crayons
Poster paint – optional
Collage materials: Fabric, Coloured and patterned paper etc
Glue – PVA, pritt stick
Thin card/strong paper
Glue gun (optional)
Stapler and staples or sticky tape
1 Decide what creature you want to make your eggbox into
2 Draw a simple design onto your egg box
3 Paint (if you’re using paint) or colour your eggbox with pencils and felt tips
4 Then get sticking! Glue on cutout fabric and papers for the skin/fur/feathers, and add details like eyes, beaks, ears and wings last of all
5 Cut out a strip of strong paper or thin card about 3cm wide x 24cm long to make a “handle” for your puppet
6 Staple or sticky tape one end of the strip to the inside edge of your eggbox creature
7 Loop your paper strip over the top of the eggbox
8 Attach the other end of the strip to the other inside edge of the eggbox, making sure you can fit your hand in between the strap and the top of the eggbox. Cut off any excess strip.
9 Fill with chocolate eggs and give to your favourite person!