Who else’s kitchen currently resembles a recycling centre as we keep all the egg and cereal boxes, yoghurt pots and milk bottles to turn into some wonderful crafts? When my eldest found the empty egg boxes on top of our craft box he asked what they were for and when I explained we could make something out of it his immediate response was “we could make a crocodile, couldn’t we?” so that’s what we did.

We used

  • 1 large and 1 small egg box
  • 2 toilet roll holders
  • Green and Red Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • white paper
  • PVA Glue
  • Masking tape and cellotape

We started by cutting the egg boxes so we had 4 halves. We then painted the bottom half of the large and the small box green.

We painted the inside of the top small box red to make the inside of the mouth, then painted the outside green.

Finally we painted the toilet roll inserts green and set all aside to dry.

The following day we set about putting the crocodile together. Firstly we cut out some teeth and taped these inside the small box. I found the cellotape was sticking very well so we added some masking tape to secure it in place. Then we cut the toilet rolls in half and pushed these into the bottom of the big box to make the croc’s feet.

We then secured the top and bottom of the small box back together and then secured this onto the big box. Finally it was time to glue the eyes on the front and that was croc made!

There are LOADS more Messy play and craft ideas over at our blog.

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