Hand crafted toy animal

Using a craft activity can be an excellent way to expose children to a range of learning opportunities in a controlled environment. This activity uses empty egg cartons and other craft materials to create anything imaginable. It will assist students to achieve NQF outcomes 1.4, 2.3 and 4.2.

Plan Type

Educator Planned


With a group of children students will learn to:

  1. share resources fairly developing their awareness of fairness,
  2. ask for help and communicate with others respectfully,
  3. solve problems through experimentation, inquiry and investigation,
  4. work independently in a group environment.

NQF Outcomes

1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.

2.3 Children become aware of fairness.

4.2 Children use a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.

Activity Description

Students will be supplied with a selection of empty egg cartons and a variety of art and craft materials. The students will then build their creations with the materials supplied. Ideas for their creations may be supplied with images from the resource link.


  • Empty egg cartons
  • Pipe cleaners
  • PVA glue
  • Scrap colour paper
  • Cardboard cylinders
  • Paints

Ideas can be sourced from


Were children able to complete their own creation with minimal assistance?

Were children able to communicate effectively and negotiate to avoid conflict?

Were students able to solve problems during the activity by themselves?

Could the activity have been resourced better?

Was there an opportunity to develop a particular child in any of the selected outcome areas?

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