Narwhals - the unicorns of the sea - are such interesting creatures and looking through the recycle bin we found a piece that we couldn't resist making into one!

Start with:

  • Cardboard Vegetable Container
  • Cardboard Egg Cartons
  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Start with a rectangular cardboard piece, we used a tomato carton.

Step 2: Paint the carton and allow to dry.

Step 3: Cut two circular portions from an egg carton. Paint white and allow to dry.

Step 4: Cut two circles from cardboard (painted black) or cardstock, if you prefer and glue to the center of each of the white circles.

Step 5: Glue the egg carton eyes to two corners of the painted container.

Step 6: Cut fins and tail from cardboard. Paint and allow to dry.

Step 7: Glue the fins and tail to the narwhal body.

Step 8: Cut a horn from cardboard. Paint and allow to dry.

Step 9: Glue the horn to the top of the narwhal's body.

This project was made entirely from upcycled items - challenge your little artist to see what they can create from upcycled items and see what they create!