{Kid Craft} Make Egg Carton Creatures

Looking for easy kids crafts this summer? Provide your kids with some basic craft supplies and let their imaginations run wild!


  • Empty egg carton (I prefer the cardboard kind)
  • Paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Pom-poms
  • Googley eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Glitter (optional)


Step 1: Cut
Cut up the egg carton into individual cups. If your egg carton has spikes in the middle to separate eggs, cut those off that the edge is flat. We also cut off and saved the lid to make a lake.

Step 2: Paint
Put the egg carton cups on top of paper plates and paint them your favorite colors. Set aside to dry.

If making a lake, paint the inside of the lid blue. Once the whole lid is painted, lightly sprinkle with glitter (optional) and allow to dry.

Step 3: Embellish
Let your kids imaginations run wild with embellishments. I let my son pick which cups got pom poms, pipecleaners and googley eyes. I was basically there to help him glue stuff down so he didn't get burnt. Here are some close ups of the creatures my son made to get your ideas flowing:

The lake makes a convenient place to store them all, too.

Looking for more kids crafts?

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