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How to Make an Oyster Using Egg Cartons
Find out how to create this fun oyster 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.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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Gathering The Supplies
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:
- Egg Carton
- Masking Tape
- Acrylic Paint
- Craft Glue
- Wiggle Eyes
- Monofilament or String (optional)
- Utility Knife
- Paint Brush
Now we can start.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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Painting the Egg Carton Cup
To create your oyster, paint two egg carton cups, both inside and out. I used a light gray paint, but you can use whatever color you like. Let the paint dry.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Making the Body
Create your oyster by setting one of the egg carton cups on top of the other, cut edges together. Place a piece of masking tape on the egg carton cups as shown to hold them together.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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Touch Up the Paint
Using the same color paint you painted your oyster body with, paint the masking tape so it blends into the body of the oyster. It is usually better to use a few thin coats, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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Inside of an Oyster
Actually, the insides of the oyster is actually the oyster. To make my oyster, I used a few pieces of pink felt. Glue it in place using craft glue.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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A Pearl for Your Oyster
Don't forget to glue a pearl in your oyster! I used a small, white pom-pom but you can use a bead or anything else you like.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Finishing Your Oyster
Finally, glue a couple of wiggle eyes onto your oyster. I glued the wiggle eyes to the outside of the oyster shell; you can do the same or glue them on the felt inside.
If you want to be able to hang your oyster, glue a piece of monofilament or string to the top. Let the glue dry completely before you attempt to hang it up.