Only a couple more days left in the “Learn with Your Craft Stash” series! It’s been such a fun 3 weeks and if you have missed any of the posts, you will definitely want to check them out here. Today, we’re sharing ways to use egg cartons for learnings. We made ladybug math manipulatives from egg cartons that we’ll be using for counting this week with my preschooler.
Materials needed to make ladybug math manipulatives from egg cartons:
One cardboard egg carton
Black pipe cleaners
Sticky craft foam sheet
One-hole paper punch
To create the ladybug math manipulatives:
Cut apart the individual egg sections of the egg carton and paint them all red.
Use the the one-hole paper punch to punch holes out of the sticky craft foam sheet. Stick the holes onto the red egg carton pieces to create spots on the ladybugs.
Cut the pipe cleaners into fourths to use as the antennae. Poke a hole in the front of the egg carton pieces, fold the small pipe cleaner in half and push the fold into the hole in the egg carton.
Glue googly eyes to the front of the ladybugs.
We had a lot of fun creating these! I’m super thankful to my kids who helped because I was way to sick to exert the energy to do it all myself. I sat in my chair and gave them the instructions and this is what they created!
This week we’ll be using them as counters as we practice learning to count to 3 and 5! If you are ready for addition they would be perfect for practicing math facts up to 10!
Check out all the other fun learning ideas in the “Learn with Your Craft Stash” series!