Surfer Toy

Surf’s up dudes and dudettes!  In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create some itty-bitty rolling toys to surf in a mini ocean arena.

Surfer Toy Main

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Egg carton
  • Photo of your child standing (or a drawing)
  • Paints
  • Glue and/or double-sided tape
  • Flat box
  • Construction paper
  • Marbles
  • Scissors


First cut out an egg holder from a carton.

Surfer Toy Carton

Decorate the holder with paint and allow to dry.  Next, cut out a photo (or drawing) of your child.  This works well with photos of your child standing or squatting.  Leave a small tab below their feet so you have somewhere to tape it down.

Surfer Toy Photo

Tape or glue the photo to the top of egg holder surfboard.  Then decorate a flat box using construction paper and paints.  Add some obstacles like rocks and coral.  Place a marble in the ocean arena and place the surfboard onto it.

Surfer Toy Marble

To surf around, slightly tilt your arena left or right.  But be sure to watch out for the sharks!

Surfer Toy Play

Have fun!