Redating egg cartons


Cut off the top of the carton, leaving just the bottom.Separate individual egg cups or cut two or three egg cups in a row. Paint a few individual egg cups red to create single lady bugs, paint two cups black to create beetles, or paint three cups green to make a caterpillar.Use a craft needle or a pushpin to punch holes in the cups where you want to insert the pipe cleaners.Thread the pipe cleaners and secure the ends by bending or twisting them inside the cup. Department of Agriculture mandates that eggs be sold within 30 days of being graded and packed—but they are edible for three to five weeks past their sell-by date. Locate the three-digit Julian dated code above or below the sell-by date. Numbers represent consecutive days on the calendar—001 is January 1 and 365 is December 31. Notice the 1292A code to the right of the 124 Pack Date.


What You'll Need: 1 egg carton; scissors; tempera paint (red, yellow, orange, blue, green, purple, black); paintbrushes Make It: Cut off the top half of the egg carton, leaving just the bottom.

You can also cut wings out of tissue paper and hot-glue them to the finished bugs.


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