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I just finished this painting/craft project with my 2nd graders in ART class. They loved it because they thought their finished work looked like Lego's!

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Step 1: Supplies

12X12 egg carton

tempera paint


water bucket

sharpie marker

Step 2: Painting

Select a color to paint background of carton and paint in a few "Bumps"

choose 2 bumps to paint white for the eyes, preferably leaving a blank in between.

Next mix a skin tone and paint a face area.

Hair needs to be a slightly darker color to paint over the edge of the skin (to create a face shape)

then fill in the area for the rest of the hair.

Step 3: Painting Features

choose colors to paint eyes, lips, nose

finally use the sharpie to "enhance" any details.

The hardest part of this project is collecting enough egg cartons

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Step 5:

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    These are so cute! There's something very endearing about these egghead characters. Thank you for sharing the fun idea. :)

    BTW, it looks like you have a couple of empty steps at the end (Step 4 & 5). You can just delete them if you don't have any more info to add to this 'ible.