Yet another use for egg cartons: Work trays. They hold just the right amount of items for little hands to easily explore. This one was used as a work tray for exploring items found in nature.
Inside, I placed sea shells, a walnut (too big for infants/toddlers to swallow insha'Allah), tiny pine cones, and a rock collected on a recent nature walk.
This is a close-up of the activity
To make this, all that was done was cutting the top part of an empty egg carton off. Glue blank index cards inside of the top to cover the writing so the child will not be distracted by it and place the items in the "tray". All done!
Alhamdulillah, it was enjoyed so much this week that I have not removed it from the work table yet.