Egg Carton Fish

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    How to Make a Fish Craft Using an Egg Carton

    Egg Carton Fish Craft
    Egg Carton Fish Craft. Sherri Osborn

    Find out how to create this fun fish using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.

    • Age Guideline: 4 Years and Up
    • Time Required: 20 minutes

    The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.

    Let's begin!

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    Gathering The Supplies To Make an Egg Carton Fish

    Gathering The Supplies To Make an Egg Carton Fish
    Gathering The Supplies To Make an Egg Carton Fish.

    Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

    • Egg Carton
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Craft Glue
    • Craft Foam
    • Chenille Stems
    • Wiggle Eyes
    • Monofilament or String (optional)
    • Scissors
    • Utility Knife
    • Paint Brush

    Now we can start!

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    Cutting the Egg Carton

    Cutting the Egg Carton
    Cutting the Egg Carton.

    Use the scissors or utility knife to cut two cup sections from the egg carton. Trim to create even edges around the cups. Adults should help kids with this step.

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    Painting the Egg Carton Cups

    Painting the Egg Carton Cups
    Painting the Egg Carton Cups.

    To create the fish body, paint the bottom sides of both egg carton cups. I used a bright orange paint, but you can use whatever color you like. Let the paint dry.

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    Making the Fish's Body

    Making the Fish's Body
    Making the Fish's Body.

    Put a bead of glue around the edges of the egg carton cups. Place the two glued edges together as shown in the photo. Smooth out the extra glue with your finger and let the glue dry.

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    Cutting out the Fish's Fins

    Cutting out the Fish's Fins
    Cutting out the Fish's Fins.

    Cut fins for your fish out of craft foam. You can cut out simple triangles and trim them to fit, or cut out fancy, flowing fins.

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    Gluing on the Fins

    Gluing on the Fins
    Gluing on the Fins.

    Use craft glue to attach the fins to the fish body. If you want the glue on the fins to dry faster, consider using a hot glue gun.

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    Making the Fish's Lips

    Making the Fish's Lips
    Making the Fish's Lips.

    Cut two pieces of chenille stem, about 1-inch long. Fold both pieces of chenille stem in half.

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    Gluing on the Fish Lips

    Gluing on the Fish Lips
    Gluing on the Fish Lips.

    Glue the lips onto your fish as shown in the picture above.

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    Adding Eyes

    Adding Eyes
    Adding Eyes.
    Finally, glue a couple of wiggle eyes onto your fish.

    If you want to be able to hang your fish, glue a piece of monofilament or string to the top. Let the glue dry comletely before you attempt to hang it up.