Virtual Storytime is geared towards 0-3 year-olds and is an online version of Historic Newton’s Storytime at the Museums program. Each program will include a reading from a children’s book and a demonstration of an activity that can be completed at home.
Today we will be talking about Transportation! Our book will be Truck Stuck by Sallie Wolf. Thank you to the Auburndale Community Library for providing us with this week's book!
And we’ll be making Egg Carton Cars for our craft today.
We have provided a materials list and set of step-by-step instructions for the craft below. But please remember that these are just guidelines and you can use whatever you have on hand.
Egg Carton Cars
What You’ll Need:
Egg Carton (Cut into Individual Units)
Black, Yellow, and White Construction Paper
Make-ahead instructions for parents/caregivers:
Cut your egg carton into individual units. Each unit can become its own car so a 12-egg carton can make 12 cars!
You can also cut out the wheels, headlights, and windshield for your cars. Each car will need four circles cut out of black construction paper, two small circles cut out of yellow construction paper and one square cut out of white construction paper.
And of course, if you are planning on using paint to decorate your cars you’ll want your little one to do this ahead of time so that the paint can dry.
Cut your egg carton into individual units.
Decorate your car using paint or makers. If you are using paint make sure you let your cars dry completely before continuing.
To make the wheels: cut out four circles from the black construction paper. Do this for each car.
To make the headlights: cut out two small circles from the yellow construction paper. Do this for each car.
To make the windshield: cut out one square from the white construction paper. Do this for each car.
Now you can decorate your car. Glue the windshield onto the front side of one egg carton. You should make sure it is glued to the top half of this side. Below this you will glue the two headlights.
Glue two wheels to both the left and right side of the egg carton.
Use the black maker to draw on a door. Draw a square or rectangle with a small circle on the inside.