Summer fun is just starting, and we’re kicking things off this year with a bunch of ocean crafts and summer STEM activities!
My kids are SUPER into ocean animals this year (when they are not sitting around making slime, that is), and together, we created a lot of fun ocean-themed kids craft projects like this adorable egg carton oyster craft for kids!
I love using egg cartons for crafting because I hate seeing the cardboard just get thrown away (even if it is super easy to recycle) and I love transforming egg cups into silly little crafts.
We’ve made so many egg carton crafts over the years (like this egg carton narwal) and this oyster craft is definitely one of our favorites!
The kids could not get over how cute the little oyster was, and we added her to our growing collection of ocean crafts that the kids have been making this year.
How to Make An Egg Carton Oyster Craft for Kids
In the summer, I only like to give my kids crafts they can do on their own (mostly). This oyster craft for kids fits the bill perfectly! If your kids can handle scissors, they can make this craft.
What you’ll need to make your own egg carton oyster:
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- Egg carton
- Googly eyes
- Low-temp glue gun (if you want kids to be able to do it alone)
- Acrylic paint
- White pom pom
How to Make an Egg Carton Oyster
Cut two egg cups out of your egg carton. Try to make them as round as possible.
Paint the inside of the cups pink and the outside another color. My kids chose gold, but it really doesn’t matter. Most oyster shells are kind of ugly, so throw realism to the wind if you like. Or if your kids are super-literal like my youngest (she didn’t get to pick the paint color for this one), then go ahead and paint the outside a greyish white.
Let the paint dry.
Glue the two cups together so that the oyster is holding it’s mouth open. Glue the white pom pom inside the oyster for a pearl.
Glue two googly eyes to the front of the egg carton, and you’re done!
Presto, a perfect egg carton oyster craft.
More Ocean Crafts and Activities
Try these fun ocean-themed activities for kids!