It is whale watching season here on Australia's east coast and it is pretty easy to make some recycled egg carton whales to re-enact the seasonal Humpback whale migration. They are so cute and cheap to make, why not make a whole pod?
Two friendly whales
Time: 25 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Cut out the egg carton cup
1 egg carton "cup"
2 googly eyes
Colorful pipe cleaners
Cut out an egg carton "cup" to be the whale body.
Cut out a whale tail
Cut out some of the egg carton lid (the flat part) to be the whale's "tail" and body base.
Add some colored pipe cleaners
Make a hole in the whale's "head" and poke through some colored pipe cleaners to make a "spout".
Attach the body to the tail
Attach the whale's body to the tail, with some extra sticky taper glue.
*Glue on some googly eyes and draw on a friendly smile (or frown?).
Glue on googly eyes
Now your whale is ready for some fun - does he need some friends to play with? Maybe he could visit the octopus garden next door?