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Egg Carton Lobster

How cute is this crustacean? This Egg Carton Lobster may have claws but you won’t have to worry about getting pinched! This is a FreeKidsCrafts.com original project.


Empty Egg Carton
Red Paint and Brush
4 Red Pipe Cleaners
2 Wiggle Eyes
Hole Punch


Cut egg carton in half the long way. You’ll only need one half for this project. Trim off two cups. Trim them each in half. Two cup halves will become the claws. One cup half with become the tail. Paint all pieces red. Let dry.

Punch 4 holes along each side for the legs and 2 on top for the eyes.

Fold a pipe cleaner in half. From the inside, thread one end of a folded pipe cleaner through 1 front leg hole and the other end through the other front leg hole. Pull both legs out as far as possible and glue a half cup to each end. Push a half pipe cleaner through each of the pair of the other leg hole. Bend to resemble legs.

Push half pipe cleaner through the eye holes. Trim to 1 ½” long. Glue a wiggle eye on each end.

Glue on the tail.

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Early Elementary Craft, Ocean Crafts For Kids, Recycled Egg Carton

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