I received the Ant-Man poster and trailer as a blogger via Walt Disney Publications. All opinions and views expressed are 100% my own.
Hopefully you’ve been following along on the #AvengersEvent campaign, probably one of my favorites that I’ve participated in so far this year! Today though I’m going to talk about another Marvel release for 2015… ANT-MAN!
Now my son just loves the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Inspired by ANT-MAN’s upcoming summer release, I decided to why not make an egg carton “Ant” with him, just like I used to make when I was a little girl. Below I’ve detailed an easy to follow tutorial on how to create this fun craft project.
Egg Carton Ant Craft
cardboard egg carton
black (or whichever color you would like your ant) paint (temppra or spray paint)
First you’ll want to gather all your supplies together.
Now you are going to want to cut up the bottom of the carton, so that you have strips of three cups. Use the scissors to clean up the sides.
Now it’s time to paint the cups. I prefer to use spray paint just because it is easier. If you go that route, make sure you place newspaper down!
Afterward be sure to let the strips dry. You don’t want to get the paint all over your hands when you continue the project.
Once they are dry, using a hole punch, or sharp pen, pencil, or in my case, I use a screw driver, poke holes in the cartons as seen below. Punch the holes on both sides of the carton.
After you punch the holes, you may need to touch up the paint a little bit. Usually if you paint the outside and inside of the carton, this issue isn’t a big deal.
Now it is time to weave the pipecleaners through. Pick which side you would like to be the “head” of the ant. Go to the second set of holes from the top of the head. These will be the first set of legs. Push the pipecleaner through the holes once you have figured out your desired leg length.
Once you figured out the length, bend up the other side of the pipecleaner so you can tell where to cut, so that the legs will be even.
Once you have the legs lined up, go ahead and cut! Just make sure you cut even.
Repeat for each leg hole, and then cut a shorter pipecleaner for the antennas. Weave it through the holes in the “head.” The inside of the egg carton should look similar to my ant below.
Once the legs and antennas are in your place, the top of your ant should look similar to my ant below. Feel free to curl and angle the legs any which way you wish!
Now it’s time to add the eyes! Add a dot of glue for each spot that you wish to place an eye.
Place the googly eyes on each dot of glue. Don’t worry if glue pushes out and becomes messy. Remember that it dries clear!
There you go! You now have a fun egg carton ant that you can decorate to your choosing, and maybe even let your Ant-Man action figure ride it!
And speaking of ants…
Just the other day the new Ant-Man poster arrived in my inbox! I knew that in this post I just had to share it with you. Looks pretty awesome!
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.
Also I just learned today that after his debut in ANT-MAN, Paul Rudd (as Scott Lang/Ant-Man) will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR!!! How awesome is that?
Be sure to watch the trailer for ANT-MAN below!
Be sure to check out my simple tutorial for ‘Ants on a Log‘ snack!
ANT-MAN opens in theaters everywhere on July 17th!