Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft

This darling little turtle is so fun to make and starts from an old egg crate! Don’t you just love crafts that re-purpose items you already have at home? I know I do!

So start saving those egg carts and make the cutest little turtles! Kids will have a blast painting and make their turtle fun and colorful.

You don’t need much to get started, so you can probably just shop your house for supplies. This is a very frugal craft and simple to do.

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

How do you make a turtle out of an egg carton?

It is so simple but really fun. Kids will love seeing an old egg carton transform into a cute little turtle. Keep reading to get the easy instructions!

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!
Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

What do you need to make egg turtles out of egg cartons?

  • Empty Egg Carton – Any will work
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Puff Balls or Pom Poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Hot Glue or Craft Glue

*We found the poms poms and googly eyes at the dollar store!

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

How to make Turtle Egg Carton Craft:

Cut out the egg cups for how many you would like to make. I used scissors to remove each cup and it was pretty simple.  Then trim up the bottoms of the cups so that they can stand evenly on their own.

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

Next, paint the egg cups with the color of your choice.  We chose bright green for our turtles but any color would be fun for these crafts!

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

My daughter wants to make a purple one next!  Let the kids get creative with it! Allow the paint to dry completely. This will be your turtle’s shell.

Once the turtle shell is dried, let the kids decorate the shell how they would like.  I used spots to give my turtle a realistic look but the kids can put any designs that they like on their turtle’s shell.

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!
Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

Next glue the poms poms on the egg cup to represent the legs and head of the turtles.  We used hot glue but craft glue would work well for this step too.

Then glue the googly eye on each side of the pom pom that is your turtles head.

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!
Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

Egg carton crafts are so fun!

That’s it!  Now the kids can admire their turtles that they created! This is the perfect craft for a rainy day activity or when it is too hot outside.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make these and no complicated instructions. It really is very simple to make these turtles. I hope you have a blast with your kids!

Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!
Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

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Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

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Save your empty egg cartons and make this Easy Turtle Egg Carton Craft. This is the perfect craft to make with the kiddos that is easy, frugal and fun!

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  1. Okay, this is TOO cute!! So perfect right now with a lot of people staying at home with their kids more. I’m definitely sharing this with my friends that have kids! Thank you for sharing!

    – Sabrina ♡