Goldfish egg carton craft

Goldfish egg carton craft

Hana Loh shows you how to transform an ordinary egg carton into a beautiful art and craft project with your child

Making crafts with common household items and “trash” is a great way to introduce young children to the idea of reducing, recycling and reusing. Here we learn how to make a goldfish egg carton craft.

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Materials needed for Goldfish egg carton craft:

  • cardboard egg carton
  • tissue paper or crepe paper (scraps)
  • plastic eyes
  • orange paint
  • glitter glue
  • marker


  • Cut out and trim one egg-carton cup for each fish you want to make.
  • Paint one or two layers of white paint on it so that the colours would be more vibrant.
  • Paint the egg-carton cup and leave it to dry.
  • Paint a layer of glitter glue onto the cup to make it harder, leave it to dry completely.
  • Meanwhile, cut out some fins from tissue paper and crepe paper and stick them to the inside of the cup.
  • Stick on the plastic eyes and draw a mouth with a marker.


  • Ask the egg sellers at your nearest wet market nicely for free egg cartons.

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Hana Loh

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