For me, something about summer just screams “ocean.” I love all things beach, saltwater, and sea life this time of year.
I know I’m not the only one, because my Pinterest feed is currently filled with fun ocean-themed activities and fun for kids. I like to do more craft projects for kids during the summer in addition to STEM activities for kids, but this year, we’re going all out for the ocean with tons of ocean science experiments!
I’m also a big fan of using recycled materials as craft supplies, so you’ll often see us trying to make all kinds of things from egg cartons. I was so delighted at how cute this little egg carton narwhal craft turned out once my kids were done with it.
We made our narwhal all blue, but you could totally make a fleet of narwhals in all colors of the rainbow! Or make one that IS a rainbow! There is no limit to the creativity you can have with egg carton ocean crafts.
How to Make a Narwhal
Learning how to make a narwhal isn’t hard! This little narwhal is one of our favorite crafts made from egg cartons. I think using egg cartons is a lot of fun as a craft material because everyone almost always has them on hand.
With a bit of imagination, you can make just about anything from an egg carton!
Kids of all ages will love making their own cardboard narwhals.
Supplies for a Narwhal Craft:
You need just a few supplies to make your very own egg carton narwhal! Isn’t it so cute?
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How to Make a Narwhal Out of an Egg Carton
Cut two egg cartons into circles. On our egg carton, we did this by cutting off all of the partitions that separate the eggs from one another.
Glue the two halves together.
Cut out a tail, horn, and two fins from the top of the egg carton. Glue them to the narwhal.
Paint the narwhal’s body and tail one color, and the fins and horn a contrasting color.
Paint on a mouth and glue on googly eyes.
To get your narwhal to stand up, squeeze a blob of hot glue onto a piece of paper. Stick your narwhal into the glue and hold in place until the glue dries. Peel up the glue, and your narwhal can sand anywhere on its own!
My kids had a blast making this craft, and it inspired us to make a whole bunch of other ocean-themed crafts! We may not be able to visit the ocean this summer, but we’re definitely embracing all things ocean from home.