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Egg Carton Transport Ship

Egg Carton Transport Ship
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Ryan Pilat
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It seems like the things you can make with an egg carton are endless! When I challenged my son to create something out of an egg carton, he first said he wanted to build a spaceship. That idea quickly evolved into a "rocket-powered car transport ship"!

How We Did It

Egg Carton Transport Ship

First, we cut the hatchways. (This is the only step I helped with.) I cut two hatchways, positioned so there was enough material left on the ends for our spaceship's rockets. I created really big hatches because I knew I needed to leave room for cars get on board.

Egg Carton Transport Ship

My son took duct tape and (with the help of his little brother) sealed the carton so that the only openings were the hatchways. We taped all the way around the edge, and then added more on top of the hatchways so they'd match.

Egg Carton Transport Ship

We used different colors of tape and markers to decorate our spaceship. (You could decorate your ship with any embellishments you'd like.)

We used red duct tape for the rockets, outlined with the marker. (We used a permanent marker since washable markers don't work well on duct tape, but you could certainly use washable markers to decorate the carton). At that point, my son declared his spaceship "awesome," loaded it up with cars, and zoomed away!


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This is simply fantastic, creative and resourceful. Perfect for the kids! I really loved the materials you put to complete this ship. We did an Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity game out of the same materials you used. You should check it out! :) Preschool Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity

posted by: Jen on 3.31.2013

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