Use this art activity to remind children that littering harms our Earth. Give each child one section (one "cup" that holds one egg) of an egg carton. Let children gather from home and bring in items that would normally be considered trash: bottle tops, twigs, packing peanuts, pieces of used yarn or shoelaces... Have children turn over the egg carton section to become the "litter bug's" body. Next, invite children to glue on scraps to give their litter bugs eyes, noses, hair, mouths and so on. Encourage children to name their litter bugs and to place them on desks or tables as reminders not to litter.
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