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Making an Egg Carton Panda


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April 22, 2020

Egg Carton Panda - cute pandaThis is an adorable panda you can make out of an egg carton. It's holding a bamboo stick, which is made from the straw from a kid's drink box. This is a wonderful all-ages craft, and it's virtually free. :)

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Total Time: 30 minutes plus dry time

Yield: 1 panda

Supplies:

  • 1 cardboard egg carton
  • scissors
  • black paint
  • paintbrush
  • hot glue gun or strong craft glue
  • small drinking straw
Egg Carton Panda - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut out three bowls from the base of the egg carton.
  2. Egg Carton Panda - cut three egg bowls from a paper egg carton
     
  3. To make the panda legs, cut out two of the egg cup separators.
  4. Egg Carton Panda - two separators for the legs
     
  5. Cut out 2 small panda ears from the carton. To make the arms, cut out a long boomerang shaped piece.
  6. Egg Carton Panda - two small ears cut from the carton and a boomerang shape for the arms
     
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  7. Paint the legs, ears, and arms black. Let dry.
  8. Egg Carton Panda - paint the arms, ears, and legs blak
     
  9. To make the panda body, glue 2 of the carton bowls together.
  10. Egg Carton Panda - glue two of the bowls together as shown to make the body
     
  11. Cut 2 little slits on top of the other bowl. Slip in the ears.
  12. Egg Carton Panda - cut two slits in the third bowl and insert the ears
     
  13. Paint on eyes, nose, and a mouth. Use the indentation from the egg carton to help with the placement.
  14. Egg Carton Panda - add eyes, nose, and mouth
     
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  15. Glue the head onto the body so it's looking outward.
  16. Egg Carton Panda - glue the head to the top of the body, facing forward
     
  17. Now glue the legs onto the sides of the body.
  18. Egg Carton Panda - glue on the legs and arms pieces
     
  19. Glue the boomerang shaped piece around the back of the panda, coming forward. These are its arms. Glue the drinking straw onto its hand, vertically.
  20. Egg Carton Panda - glue the straw to one of the arms
     
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