I saw the idea for an egg carton hippo on Pinterest and figured that Trip would enjoy having one of his own.
I took an 18-count egg carton and glued some cardstock over the top to cover the holes.
Then, I let Trip have at it with blue finger paint. I was pleasantly surprised that he was eager to paint it.
As soon as I joined in with my own paintbrush to work on the sides, he wanted both brushes and did some two-handed painting.
Soon, there was paint all over his hands and painting turned to clapping.
After Trip was cleaned up, I painted the sides, then cut out some eyes from another egg carton. I finished the eyes with a black marker, glued them on, and our hippo was done.
Hippo could then eat a picture of Grandpa and Noni's house (on a postcard that Trip got in the mail this week),
some foam letters, horses, another hippo,
and my hand.
This activity was definitely a hit! Trip liked the hippo's mouth opening and eating things and had fun painting something other than regular paper.
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