Egg Carton Ants

A LooLeDo Simple Craft


Getting Started

Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!

1Find these or similar supplies!

  • Egg Carton
  • Masking tape or glue
  • Some old cardboard or construction paper
  • Markers or pens for customizing
  • Pipe cleaners

1. Cut out the body!

To get started on your Egg Carton Ant you will need to cut out your body. Cut it from an egg carton, and make it two “bumps” long. Trim the sides as evenly as possible.


32. Color the body!

Now its time to color your ant. You can use markers, paint or anything you can think of to decorate your ant.

3. Add legs!

Take your pipe cleaners and cut out six legs. Now tape or glue them in place and bend the legs into the leg shape you want.


54. Add facial features!

Now we need to add the facial features. Cut out two circles of white paper for the eyes and glue them onto the face. Next poke two pieces of pipe cleaner through the back of the head to make the antennae.


5. Fun LooLeDo Fact!

Ants can carry anywhere from 10-50 times they’re own body weight! Pretty amazing stuff!


7-Smilly-Face5. Finished!

Voila! Your Egg Carton Ant is complete! You can build an army of ants to take over your house or classroom! Have fun and remember to try new ways of putting everything together.