Fiercely Cute Egg Carton Shark Craft for Kids

Let’s make an egg carton shark today! This fun cardboard shark craft makes the perfect Shark Week craft, shark lesson activity or boredom buster idea for kids of all ages. Repurpose an old egg carton with this jawsome shark craft!

Make these fierce egg carton sharks during Shark Week.

How to make our egg carton shark craft

We are going to cut up an old egg carton and make egg carton sharks. This is a fun shark craft to make with the kids while you are enjoying Shark Week shows.

Related: Make shark jello cups & Easy Egg Carton Caterpillar Craft

Making these Shark Week egg carton sharks is a great project for a parent or older kid to make with younger kids.

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Supplies needed to make and egg carton shark

To make an egg carton shark craft you will need an old cardboard egg carton, paint, scissors, and glue.
Gather an egg carton, paint, scissors, and glue to make an egg carton shark.

*We included a black marker in the image above, but after using it to make the eyes, I decided to add googly eyes on top.

**We also found that the glue stick didn’t work quite as well, however, kids can use school glue instead. If making the project with an adult, use hot glue which will dry instantly.

Instructions for making an egg carton shark

Step 1

Step 1 for making an egg carton shark is to cut out two cups and a shark fin from the egg carton.
Cut out two egg cups and a shark fin from the egg carton.

Cut out two cups from the egg carton, and then cut out a shark fin with a small tab at the bottom. You can sketch the shape onto the lid of the egg carton first and then have the kids cut it out.

Step 2

Step 2 for making an egg carton shark craft is to glue the egg cups together and then glue the fin to the top.
Glue the two egg cups together, and attach the shark fin to the top.

Use glue to attach the egg cups together. Cut a small slit into the top of egg carton and insert the fin, making sure to add a little glue so that it doesn’t move or come out.

Egg carton shark craft tip:  I highly recommend attaching the shark teeth (in step 4 below) to the egg cups before you glue the cups together. We didn’t do this step first, but for little fingers, it would make the craft so much easier to make.

Step 3

Step 3 for making an egg carton shark craft is to paint your craft using blue or grey acrylic paint.
Paint your egg carton shark in blue or grey.

Once the glue is dry on your egg carton shark it’s time to paint it. We painted this one with a combination of two different shades of blue, but if you look at the image at the top of the post you will see we did one grey and white, and a third blue and white.

Step 4

Step 4 for making your egg carton shark craft is to add sharp teeth and googly eyes.
Add sharp (card stock) teeth and googly eyes to your egg carton shark.

Cut out shark teeth from the white card stock and glue them to the egg cups. Either draw on eyes or glue googly eyes to your shark.

Our finished egg carton shark craft

Finished egg carton shark craft for shark week.
Our finished egg carton sharks are so fierce.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Active Time
30 minutes

Total Time
35 minutes


Estimated Cost


  • Egg carton
  • Blue paint
  • Glue
  • Black marker or googly eyes
  • White card stock


  1. Cut out two egg cups from the egg carton.
  2. Sketch a shark fin on the egg carton lid and cut that out too.
  3. Draw funny shark teeth on white card stock and cut those out as well.
  4. Glue the teeth to the inside of the egg cups, and then glue the egg cups together.
  5. Cut a slit in the top of the egg cup shark and insert the shark fin. Add glue to keep it stable.
  6. Paint your egg carton shark and set it aside to dry.
  7. Attach googly eyes, or use a marker to draw on eyes for your shark.

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