Do you have a budding paleontologist that loves all things dinosaurs? Maybe they just love painting and crafting fun things out of egg cartons. Either way, these Egg Carton Dinosaurs are for you!
There’s nothing to be scared of with these fun Egg Carton Dinosaurs. They’re not mean at all. In fact, they’re downright friendly. And colorful.
We used every piece of an empty 6 count egg carton for our dinosaurs. Ours happened to be foam, but of course paper would work just as well. The egg cups are the actual dinosaurs. We made some longer with 2 cups, and some smaller using only 1. Then the top of the egg carton was painted and made to look like a hill for the dinosaurs to climb and perch on.
And you can’t forget their pipe cleaner spikes!
Egg Carton Dinosaurs
- 6 count egg carton
- small hole punch
- pipe cleaners in assorted colors
- acrylic paints in assorted colors
- small googly eyes
- green and yellow paper
First, cut your egg carton apart. We made our 6 ct egg carton into 2 longer dinosaurs, the Amargasauruses of the bunch if you will, along with 2 smaller dinosaurs, like the Stegosaurus. Of course you can make your dinosaurs however you like. Paint each and let dry. They made need a few different coats. For the top of the egg carton, paint it a brownish color then cut and glue a piece of green paper to fit.
Then, bend a pipe cleaner so it makes 3 or 4 spikes going along the back, bending the ends down. Make 2 small punches on your dinosaur, one on the back towards the bottom, the other as high up on the front as your hole punch will reach. Insert the ends of the pipe cleaners in the holes and bend them up around your egg carton cup so they stay in place.
Glue on some googly eyes. We used a jagged piece of yellow paper for the mouth, like the dinosaurs teeth. Red would work, too, but we made ours friendlier.
Obviously these Egg Carton Dinosaurs aren’t exact replicas, but it’s a really fun way to learn even more about the different kinds of dinosaurs while having fun with paints and pipe cleaners along the way! Be sure to check out more fun ways to an egg carton in egg carton crafts at Our Kid Things!