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By Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Candy, chocolates, and flowers are nice and all, but it's the notes and love letters that make Valentine's Day special. When you're a kid, sharing handmade cards and tiny treasures with your classmates and friends on February 14th is such a special event. Decorating your own Valentine's Day boxes, writing heartfelt notes, and rummaging through your haul at the end of the day is what it's all about! There's no denying that this lighthearted holiday makes for some sweet memories for the little lovebugs in your family every time it comes around.
The best Valentines are handmade and come from the heart, which means it's a good time to get your craft on with the kids! These DIY egg carton caterpillars make for some adorable Valentines while showing love to the planet, too. That's right: they're made from upcycled Nellie's Free Range Egg cartons straight from your recycling bin. Once you've cut out your caterpillars, a bit of paint and some googly eyes will bring them right to life. Don't forget to add a pipe cleaner antenna! After your caterpillars have dried, the sky's the limit: use mini heart stickers and glitter to transform them into lovebugs or keep them plain and help your little ones write notes to their Valentines in marker right on the paint. Here's how to make these DIY egg carton caterpillars, step by step:
Now it's time for the fun part: handing out these adorable lovebugs to classmates and friends and making sweet memories!
Did you create your own egg carton caterpillars? Tag your photos with #nelliesfreerange so we can see! Or click here to see our other fun afternoon activites you can enjoy with the kids. And don't forget to check out Twinkle Twinkle Little Party for more inspiration.
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