Turn an empty egg carton into a fabulous underwater family with this craft project for kids.


What You'll Need:

Cardboard Egg Carton, Acrylic Paints, Paint Brushes, Googly Eyes, Glue, Glitter Glue Pen, Scissors, Paper Clips, Paper Scraps, Ribbon, Tissue Paper Strips

Make It:

  1. Fully cover the bottom of a cardboard egg carton with different colors of paint. Let dry.
  2. Help your child cut the egg cups from the carton and glue on small googly eyes.
  3. Clam: This clam comes to life with its glitter stripes. Create the body by attaching 2 cups together with tape on the inside.
    Crab: Paper-clip pincers make this the cutest crab on the shore.
    Octopus: 6-inch strands of colorful ribbon work perfectly as eight slinky octopus arms.
    Jellyfish: Similar to an Octopus, substitute ribbon for tissue paper strips.
    Fish: Attach two one-inch paper triangles to the opposite edges of a cup and then glue a second cup. Add two paper trapezoids as the back fin. Starfish: Cut five slits evenly around a yellow painted eggcup. Gently fold the sections outward, trim into five points.

Originally published in the August 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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