Make-It: Egg Carton Sea Creatures

Turn an empty egg carton into a fabulous family of underwater sea creatures.

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Lucy Schaeffer

What You'll Need

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper Clips
  • Paper Scraps
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter Pen

Fully cover the bottom of a cardboard egg carton with different colors of paint. Let dry.

Help your child cut the egg cups from the carton and glue on small googly eyes.

Now it's time to transform your egg cups into sea animals!

Octopus: Six-inch strands of colorful ribbon work perfectly as arms.

Fish: Attach two one-inch paper triangles to the opposite edges of a cup and then glue to a second cup. Add two paper trapezoids as the back fin.

Crab: Paper-clip pincers make this the cutest crab on the shore.

Clam: This clam comes to life with its glitter stripes. Create the body by attaching 2 cups together with tape on the inside.

Starfish: Cut five slits evenly around a yellow-painted egg cup. Gently fold the sections outward; trim into five points.

Originally published in the August 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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