Turn an Egg Carton into a Bulldog Ant

Date :
September 17, 2021

Bulldog Ant Craft

Turn an Egg Carton into Rocky The Bulldog Ant

In Tales from The Campfire, we are introduced to a character named Rocky, who is an untrained bulldog ant owned by Lilly Pilly.  

The inspiration for Rocky is based on Australia’s largest ant, the bull ant.  

It’s certainly not a pet most kids would keep on a lead, but these insects are recognised as one of the most spectacular ants in the world.  Let’s find out why. 

6 Interesting Facts About Bull Ants

  • Bull ants use their mandibles to hunt for food and protect their colony if they feel threatened.  
  • Recognised for their sting, it’s not the large mandibles which cause pain to humans. The sting is located in a bull ant’s abdomen.  They can sting multiple times like wasps.  
  • Some bull ants can jump up to 5 centimetres. 
  • Bull ants have large eyes and have exceptional eyesight.  
  • Winged male bull ants can pollinate flowers. 
  • They are 8mm to 40mm in size. 

Now that we know a bit more about this interesting insect, let’s turn an egg carton into a bull ant.  


Bull Ant Craft

  • Egg carton 
  • Brown paint 
  • Paint brush 
  • Glue 
  • Pipe cleaners 
  • Scissors 
  • Googly eyes 




  1. Cut your egg carton 3 egg inserts long to create the bull ant’s body. 
  2. Paint the body brown. 
  3. Allow the ant body to dry. 

Bull Ant Craft

  1. Once dry, glue eyes at the front to create a face. 
  2. Use scissors to press a small incision in the top of the ant’s face for the mandibles. 
  3. Repeat the same process in the body of the ant and feed through the black pipe cleaners for the ant’s 6 legs.  

Bull Ant Craft

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Crafty Bec
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.