Coral is made up of many
polyps. The polyps are individual animals so when we want to make something to
look like a coral we need to think about what can be used to show individual
An egg carton is a perfect
recyclable candidate for becoming a coral colony because of all the individual
holes the eggs sit in. We can turn it upside down to show closed polyps and we
can cut some of the egg cups out and turn them right side up to show polyps
that have opened up.
Because egg cartons are
made from paper we can also utilise the excess material from the carton and use
it like papier-māché to further shape our coral colony.