When we were home in Canada last Easter my Mom had a box of ‘junk’ set aside for the children to use how they wished. There were egg cartons, used Christmas cards, cardboard rolls, markers, crayons, boxes, etc. One day while Phil and I were out of the house, we returned to see that Tristan and Nana had been into the box and had made some interesting crafts. This Iceberg was one of them.
The supplies for this egg carton iceberg craft are pretty simple- a (preferably white or cream) egg carton, Christmas cards, scissors and tape.
Turn your egg carton upside down. This becomes the iceberg.
Cut out some nice pictures of polar bears, people dressed for winter, or anything else from the Christmas cards.
Use some tape to stick the figures onto the ‘snowdrifts’ of the iceberg.
Then turn your iceberg around and tape some figures facing the other way as well.
And there you have it! A lovely recycled iceberg craft from old egg cartons and greeting cards!
Last year was 100 years since the Titanic’s sinking. Tristan has been intrigued with it. We went to the Titanic Experience in Belfast for my birthday, and the children loved the interactive parts of it. This craft could be one way to help describe how you can only see a little bit of the iceberg above the water (the tops of the carton cups), but most of the iceberg is hidden below the ocean (the lid and most of the cups).
Hmmm, I suppose if you have the ‘styro-foam’ type of egg carton you could try to sail your iceberg in a tub of water to see if it will float, or see how you can balance your figures around the top to even the weight out for smooth sailing. I haven’t seen that type of egg carton here, so if you give it a go, please let me know how it works!