With Passover less than three weeks away, it is certainly time to get crafting, if you can squeeze it in of course. Then again, maybe keeping the kids busy with some fun crafts for Passover may be the best idea right about now while you spend time getting the house and most importantly, the kitchen, in gear? These milk carton frogs couldn't be cuter and also make great party favor boxes or flower boxes any time! Of course, they are perfect to use in a variety of ways for the Passover seder, as the frogs represent the second plague discussed in the seder. And red frogs? Well that could represent the first two plagues, blood and frogs, right? And then how about using these milk carton frogs to hold other object representing the remaining 8 plagues, could be adorable! If you don't end up finding time for that, so just fill these frogs with little prizes to keep the kids occupied during the seder, and call it a night!
My ten year old made 19 of these fun red frogs, and I was so proud of him. And really happy to use up so many of those milk cartons I've been saving! So you or your kids certainly can make a bunch too, just do the project in a few stages as the paint does require drying time.
- 1 liter/quart milk or beverage cartons
- acrylic craft paint and brushes
- a black permanent marker
- Gather those milk cartons. Cut off the tops and then wash them out and set aside to dry.
- Follow my tutorial for making milk carton characters, though using these photos as reference for making frogs.
- Wrap up little prizes and treats in cellophane or tissue paper and place inside the milk carton, or maybe you could even use it as a holder for a napkin and sliverware. Get creative!