You really don’t need much to entertain kids and get their creative juices flowing. This is such an easy, fantastic project to set up and let your little one get busy at the table. Depending on their age, cut out the number of sections that’s needed for the craft, then they do the rest. They can paint the carton piece or have them colour and/or glue any craft pieces on (like buttons, eyes, pom-poms, etc). Attaching any string or pipe cleaner should be done last. The top lid can be used for a boat or tray for the other creatures they make.
Glasses are made by cutting out two holes and attaching two pipe cleaners at either end (use scissors or paper clip to poke holes).
My 4 yr old got creative with the pipe cleaner arms, wrapping numerous pipe cleaners around each other.
The inside of the glasses even got coloured. She logged logged about an hour making these.
Binoculars. Same thing here – attach string on either sides and use a piece of pipe cleaner to attach the two tubes together in the centre.
Furry feather things. No rules.
A painted caterpillar – this one is still in the works. Going to get google-eyed and pipe cleaner-antennaes tomorrow once dry.