- 10 things to make with egg boxes
- 1. Egg-box ball game craft
- Egg-box game equipment
- How to make an egg-box game
- 2. Egg-box big red bus craft
- Egg-box bus equipment
- How to make an egg-box bus
- 3. Egg-box cress heads craft
- Egg-box cress heads equipment
- How to make egg-box cress heads
- 4. Egg-box dizzy daffodils craft
- Egg-box daffodils equipment
- How to make egg-box daffodils
- 5. Egg-box flower headband craft
- Egg-box headband equipment
- How to make an egg-box rose headband
- 6. Egg-box fruit bowl craft
- Egg-box fruit bowl equipment
- How to make an egg-box fruit bowl
- 7. Egg-box pirate’s treasure chest craft
- Egg-box treasure chest equipment
- How to make an egg-box treasure chest
- 8. Egg-box rock pool craft
- Egg-box rock pool equipment
- How to make an egg-box rock pool
- 9. Egg-box snappy monster puppet craft
- Egg-box monster puppet equipment
- How to make an egg-box monster puppet
- 10. Egg-box spotty dog craft
- Egg-box mask equipment
- How to make an egg-box mask
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- 8 Creative Egg Carton Crafts for Kids
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- What can you do with an egg carton?
- 1. Make an Egg Carton Ocean Craft
- 2. DIY Egg Carton Ladybug Craft
- 3. Egg Carton Daffodil Craft
- 4. Egg Carton Chalkboard Wreath
- 5. Recycled Egg Carton Flower Craft
- 6. Use Egg Cartons to make Mermaids
- 7. Egg Carton Penguins
- 8. Egg Carton Mushroom Craft
- 9. Egg Carton Easter Chicks
- 10. Egg Carton Baby Turtle
- 11. Make an Egg Carton Treasure Chest
- 12. make Egg Carton Fairies
- 13. DIY Egg Carton Construction Vehicles
- 14. Turn Egg Cartons into a Butterfly Garland
- 15. Make an Egg Carton Diorama
- 16. Make an Egg Carton Boat
- 17. Egg Carton Floating Whale
- 18. Egg Carton Darth Vader Craft
- 19. Turn Egg Carton into Apples
- 20. Make an Egg Carton Bee
- 50+ Amazing Egg Carton Crafts
- Egg Carton Crafts For Halloween
- Egg Carton Crafts for Christmas
- Fairy Tale and Make Believe Egg Carton Crafts
- Are Egg Carton Crafts Safe?
- More Egg Carton Crafts
- INDOOR FUN:
- 17 DIY Recycled Egg Carton Crafts For Kids
- Reuse Egg Cartons with These 25 Art Projects for Kids
10 things to make with egg boxes
It seems a shame to throw away your egg boxes, doesn’t it? And once you’ve seen the wonderful things you could make, you’ll never want to waste one again.
When your kids are bored, stick an egg box in front of them and let them spend an hour (or two) having fun cutting, painting, sticking and turning it into a masterpiece, with our ten brilliant egg-box craft instructions.
There’s a big red bus, a pirate’s treasure chest and dizzy daffodils, which are easy enough for younger crafters to get stuck into. Letting your kids get crafty could even give you a couple of hours’ peace. Just set them up with a bigger project our spotty dog mask or Cleo the crab’s rock pool and they’ll be quiet for ages.
So get collecting egg boxes and take your pick from our 10 things to do with egg boxes craft ideas for kids.
1. Egg-box ball game craft
A fun game for one to four players where you have to bounce a ball into the holes and tot up the scores.
Egg-box game equipment
1 egg box; yellow, blue and pink paint; 1 black marker pen; 1 ball.
How to make an egg-box game
Paint the egg box yellow, inside and out and leave it to dry. Decorate the inside of the egg box. We painted the egg dimples blue and pink, then numbered them from one to 12 using a black marker pen. When the paint is dry the game is ready to play. Take it in turns to bounce a ball into the numbered holes and keep the scores. The player with the highest score wins.
2. Egg-box big red bus craft
The wheels on the bus are made from milk-bottle tops and your little ones will love painting this egg-box vehicle its lovely bright colour.
Egg-box bus equipment
1 egg box; red and black paint, 2 plastic milk-bottle tops; white card; silver card; 2 small yellow pom poms; coloured felt pens.
How to make an egg-box bus
Paint the outside of the egg box red and the milk-bottle tops black then leave them to dry.
Turn the egg box on its side and decorate it using small rectangles of silver card for the windows and rectangles of white card for the bus’s side and number sign (you can write or draw whatever you on the white bits using coloured pens). Stick on the milk-bottle tops for the bus’s wheels and the pom poms for the lights and the big red bus is ready to go.
3. Egg-box cress heads craft
Haven’t our terrible twins got messy hair? Let’s cut it all off and have egg and cress sarnies.
Egg-box cress heads equipment
1 egg box (we used a 4-egg box); scissors; pink paint; 2 pairs of googly eyes; black and red felt pens; cotton wool balls; cress seeds; water.
How to make egg-box cress heads
Cut the lid off an egg box and save it for another craft ( our egg box fruit bowl). Paint the egg box pink inside and out, then leave it to dry.
Decorate the outside of the egg box with googly eyes and coloured felt pens so it looks the faces of two terrible twins. Pack the egg-box dimples with cotton wool then sprinkle on some cress seeds and water.
Place the cress heads on a window-sill and keep them well watered (so the cotton wool is always damp) and watch while the twins’ cress hair grows in a week or two.
4. Egg-box dizzy daffodils craft
These funny-faced flowers are nice and easy for younger kids to make.
Egg-box daffodils equipment
1 egg box; scissors; yellow and orange paint; yellow card; 3 pairs of googly eyes; red and black felt pen; 3 green pipe cleaners; glue; Sellotape.
How to make egg-box daffodils
Cut three egg box dimples, paint them yellow and orange, then leave them to dry. Decorate them with the googly eyes and draw a mouth on each of the faces using the felt pens. Cut out 18 petals from the yellow card and stick 6 petals to the back of each funny-faced daffodil. Stick the flowers on the end of the pipe cleaners and your dizzy daffodils will look blooming marvellous.
5. Egg-box flower headband craft
Jazz up a plain headband with a pretty rose made from an egg box.
Egg-box headband equipment
1 egg box; 1 headband; scissors; pink paint; glue dots; yellow embroidery thread.
How to make an egg-box rose headband
Use the lid of an egg box to make the four petals and carefully cut off the curved corners, following the natural line so each petal looks the same shape.
Use the bottom of the egg box to make the centre of the rose by cutting out one egg box dimple.
Paint the dimple and the flower’s petals pink, then leave them to dry. Assemble the rose using glue dots to hold everything in place. Make the rose’s stemen using a few short strands of embroidery thread and stick them in the centre of the rose with a glue dot.
Stick the rose to the headband using another glue dot and your pretty headpiece is ready to wear.
6. Egg-box fruit bowl craft
Kids will love getting their hands messy with this decoupage fruit bowl and papier mache banana.
Egg-box fruit bowl equipment
1 egg box (we used a 6-egg box); scissors; decoupage paper strips; decoupage glue; newspaper; Sellotape; yellow paint; paint brush; brown and black felt pens.
How to make an egg-box fruit bowl
Cut the lid off the egg box and decorate it using the decoupage paper and glue, then leave it to dry.
To make the banana, cut out two egg-box columns, take a few newspaper pages, twist and fold them in half then push the egg-box columns onto each end of the twisted newspaper and Sellotape everything in place. Build up three layers of papier mache over the banana and when it’s dry paint it yellow.
Draw on a few details using the black and brown felt pens, then place the banana in the fruit bowl. You could also make apples by painting a couple of polystyrene balls red and your bowl of fruit will look tempting enough to eat (although you might have to remind the kids it’s not really edible).
7. Egg-box pirate’s treasure chest craft
Ahoy there! This bejewelled treasure chest is a gem of a craft for kids as it’s fun and easy to make, too.
Egg-box treasure chest equipment
1 egg box (we used a 6-egg box); red, brown and gold paint; paintbrush; black felt pen; black and gold card; scissors; glue stick; gems; treasure.
How to make an egg-box treasure chest
Paint the inside of an egg box red, the outside brown and let it dry. Paint on the treasure chest’s gold bands and gold lock and when the paint is dry, draw on a keyhole using a black felt pen.
Make the skull and crossbones plaque by cutting out black and gold card bone and skull shapes and arrange them on an oval-shaped piece of gold card.
Decorate the chest with the plaque and the gems, then stuff it with all your treasure.
8. Egg-box rock pool craft
Cleo the crab loves her new rock pool home made from egg boxes.
Egg-box rock pool equipment
2 or 3 egg boxes (we used 12-egg boxes); cardboard; scissors; glue stick; newspaper strips; decoupage glue; black, white, brown and green paint; paintbrush; 4 red pipe cleaners; 4 green pipe cleaners; cling film; sky blue tissue paper; red tissue paper; a pair of googly eyes.
How to make an egg-box rock pool
Start by cutting out a rock pool-shaped cardboard board any size you , then cut out the egg-box dimples from each of the egg boxes. Arrange the dimples all the way around the board to make the rocky rock-pool sides, glue them in place, then build up three layers of papier mache over the entire rock pool and let it dry.
Paint the pool white and the rocks black and whilst the paint is still wet, stipple on white, brown and green paint on the rocks to create a rocky effect, then let the paint dry.
Decoupage two layers of sky blue tissue paper over the pool and let it dry. Cut out a pool-shaped piece of clingfilm and glue it over the pool to make it look real water.
Twist the green pipe cleaners together and glue them to the side of the pool for the seaweed.
To make Cleo the crab, decoupage two egg-cup dimples using red tissue paper and let them dry. Cut two inch-long pieces of red pipe cleaner and stick a googly eye on each length.
Take the rest of the pipe cleaner, fold over each end twice to create the pincers, then glue the pincers and eyes to the bottom of an egg-box dimple and glue the other dimple on top for Cleo the crab’s body.
Next glue three pipe cleaners to the bottom of Cleo’s body and bend them so they look her legs. Pop Cleo the crab in the rock pool, her new home.
9. Egg-box snappy monster puppet craft
Your kids will love playing with Mac the monster puppet, who can really snap his mouth open and closed.
Egg-box monster puppet equipment
1 egg box (we used a 4-egg box); purple tissue paper strips; decoupage glue; black paint; 1 large and 2 small rubber bands; Biro pen; white and red foam sheets; black felt pen; scissors; a pair of googly eyes; pink wool.
How to make an egg-box monster puppet
Paint the inside of the box black and let it dry. Decoupage the outside of the box using purple tissue paper and don’t worry if the tissue creases up – the messier the better, then let it dry. Decorate Mac the monster by cutting out and sticking on white foam teeth and claws, a red foam tongue and googly eyes.
You can turn Mac the monster into a snapping puppet by punching a hole in the top of the egg box lid and another hole in the bottom of the egg box.
Thread a large rubber band through the top and bottom holes and tie it at each end, so that when you open the egg box, the rubber band helps Mac the monster’s mouth snap shut again.
Next, Sellotape the small rubber bands on top of Mac the monster’s head, then hold him in one hand, slide your index and middle fingers into each of the rubber band holders to help the monster puppet open and close his mouth. Glue the pink wool on to Mac the monster’s head and he’s ready to entertain the crowds.
10. Egg-box spotty dog craft
Can you believe this cute doggy mask is made from an old egg box?
Egg-box mask equipment
1 egg box; scissors; white, black and red paint; paintbrush; black felt pen; glue stick; ribbon; Sellotape.
How to make an egg-box mask
Cut up an egg box so you have a section that resembles a mask, with two cardboard dimples for the eyes and a cardboard column in the middle for the nose. Pierce a hole in the bottom of each dimple so you can see through them when you wear the mask.
Paint the entire mask white and when it’s dry, paint on the black spots and nose. You can add on any extra details using a black felt pen, the dog’s whisker pores. Use the egg box lid to cut out the dog’s floppy ears and tongue, paint them and leave them to dry.
Assemble the mask by sticking on the ears and tongue, then Sellotape the ribbon onto each side of the mask.
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8 Creative Egg Carton Crafts for Kids
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Don't throw out your leftover egg cartons! Your kids can transform them into homemade decorations, games, and more. They’ll learn valuable lessons about recycling, exercise their creativity, and gain fine motor skills.
Decorate a room with beautiful flowers that will never wilt.
What You'll Need
1 egg carton; scissors; tempera paint (red, yellow, orange, purple); paintbrushes; scrap paper; hot-glue gun; pompoms; craft needle or pushpin; green pipe cleaners; vase or ribbon (optional)
Cut off the top half of the egg carton, leaving just the bottom. Cut and separate one individual egg cup and trim the outside edges; they can be rounded and smooth or pointed and jagged. Select a color of paint and coat the entire cup, inside and out.
Once the paint has dried, use a craft needle or a pushpin to create a hole at the base of the egg cup. Thread a green pipe cleaner through the flower and bend it inside the cup to secure it. Use a hot-glue gun to cover the center of the flower with a pompom.
Continue cutting and painting egg cup flowers (as many as you want) to create a beautiful bouquet you can place in a vase, or tie them together with a ribbon.
Color theory doesn't have to be boring with this egg carton craft!
What You'll Need
1 egg carton; scissors; tempera paint (red, yellow, orange, blue, green, purple, black); paintbrushes
Cut off the top half of the egg carton, leaving just the bottom. Select one color for each cup and paint the inside of each egg cup until there are 12 different colors, or repeat a few favorite hues.
While the egg tray is drying, have a scavenger hunt around the house and let your child search for and collect small items of various colors. Then match each item with an egg cup of the same color and place the items inside. Have a race to see how quickly your child can place the correct item with its coordinating cup!
Keep your spare change from being lost in the car or the washing machine with these simple bowls.
What You'll Need
1 egg carton; scissors; tempera paint (two colors); paintbrushes; scrap paper
Cut off the top half of the egg carton, leaving just the bottom with the cups. Separate an individual egg cup. Paint the inside and outside of the cup with two different colors, or paint the entire cup one color.
Once the paint has dried, place the dish in the perfect spot, a hallway table or dresser top, for collecting pennies and other loose change. When the egg cup is full, your child can add up the change and see how much has been collected!
Kids will love the critters in this egg carton craft, including cute caterpillars and lovely ladybugs.
What You'll Need
1 egg carton; tempera paint (red, green, black); paintbrushes; glue; googly eyes; pipe cleaners (black and brown); white tissue paper; craft needle or push pin; scissors; markers; hot-glue gun, tissue paper (optional)
Bugs can be made from one egg cup or from several cups cut in a row. Cut off the top of the carton, leaving just the bottom. Separate individual egg cups or cut two or three egg cups in a row.
Paint the outside of the cups with solid colors.
Paint a few individual egg cups red to create single lady bugs, paint two cups black to create beetles, or paint three cups green to make a caterpillar.
Once the paint has dried, use markers to add details (such as dots and lines). Then glue two googly eyes to the front of an egg cup of each color for the head, and cut different lengths of pipe cleaners to use for legs or antennae.
Use a craft needle or a pushpin to punch holes in the cups where you want to insert the pipe cleaners. Thread the pipe cleaners and secure the ends by bending or twisting them inside the cup. You can also cut wings tissue paper and hot-glue them to the finished bugs.
Encourage your child to create five building blocks from two egg cartons.
What You'll Need
2 egg cartons; tempera paint (any five colors); paintbrushes; 5 small containers; water; scrap paper; scissors; hot-glue gun
Brainstorm different ways to come up with five blocks. (Hint: One way is to cut one of the egg cartons in half and the other in thirds.) Secure the lids with hot-glue.
Place one of the blocks on the sheet of scrap paper. Add about two Tbs. of one color of paint to one small container and then add a splash of water to thin the paint; do the same with the other colors of tempera paint and containers.
Paint the outsides of each egg carton with one solid color. Set the egg cartons aside to dry. Once all the blocks have dried, see how many ways the blocks can be arranged and balanced before they fall down.
Learn about rhythm with these vibrant musical instruments made from egg cartons.
What You'll Need
1 egg carton; scissors; tempera paint (any four colors); paintbrushes; scrap paper; rice; hot-glue gun
Cut off the top half of the egg carton. Separate four individual egg cups from the bottom. Paint the outside of each cup with different colors to mix and match them.
When the cups are dry, flip two of them over. Measure out 1/2 tsp. of dried rice and pour it into one cup; do the same for another cup. Hot-glue the two remaining egg cups onto the ones filled with rice, recreating an egg-shaped shaker. When the glue has set, try out the egg cup shakers by turning on some music and shaking to the beat!
See how outdoor plants grow by bringing nature indoors with this clever egg carton craft.
What You'll Need
1 egg carton; scissors; black marker; potting soil; four seed packets; spoon; plate; water
Cut off the top of the egg carton, leaving just the bottom. Separate four egg cups from the carton to create a pot collection and use scissors to trim the edges so they are even and smooth.
Write the name of each plant on one side of each of the egg cups and fill each with a few scoops of potting soil. Place a few seeds of one plant in the appropriately labeled pot. Place all the pots on a large plate and position the plate near a sunny window. Water the plants according to the instructions on each package.
When the plants get too big for the pots, transfer them to a bigger pot or to a garden outside. There's no need to remove the plants from the egg cups when planting in the garden; they will decompose into the soil!
No matter the season, your kids can create a special wreath to greet guests at the front door.
What You'll Need
2 egg cartons; scissors; 8-color set of watercolor paints; paintbrushes; small container; scrap paper; paper plate; glue; length of ribbon or wreath hanger
Cut off the two top halves of each egg carton, leaving just the bottoms. Save one top for later. Separate each of the 24 egg cups from the cartons; use scissors to trim and smooth the edges. Pick a color scheme for the wreath that correlates with the season (pastel colors for spring; foliage colors for fall; red and green for an egg carton Christmas craft).
Fill the small container with water. Place the cups on the scrap paper and paint the inside and outside with the watercolor paints, diluting the paints in water when necessary. Next, paint the inside of the egg carton top with big dabs of the same colors used to create the egg cup flowers.
While the egg cups and the lid are drying, cut away the inner circle of the paper plate, leaving the outer rim, which will be the base of your wreath. Paint the base one solid color and set aside to dry.
Once the cups are dry, use scissors to cut three to four evenly spaced vertical slits down the sides. Start at the outside edge of the cup and cut downward, but don't cut through the bottom of each cup. These slits form separate petals that can be gently flattened out individual flowers.
Arrange each flower along the paper plate rim and then hot-glue each cup onto the plate until it is covered. Then, cut 24 small circles from the painted carton lid and glue each one to the centers of each flower cup. Loop a length of ribbon through the center of the wreath and secure it with a knot, or use a metal wreath hook to hang the finished wreath on the front door.
20 Recycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids | Quarantine Crafts
Recycle your empty egg cartons to make one of these 20 Recycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids that’s perfect for quarantine.
Eggs are healthy for everyone in the family, especially kids, and there’s no doubt about that. However, did you know that egg cartons are also good for you – yes, it strengthens your creative muscles!
Egg cartons are something we just throw away as soon as that last egg is used up, but we’re here to stop you. Instead of dumping it, give those cartons a thorough clean up – they’re going to come in very handy! These are such fun craft to do during this time of quarantine, so grab those empty egg cartons and get creative with this eco-friendly project!
What can you do with an egg carton?
Yes, it’s amazing what egg cartons can turn into – from bugs to penguins, from apples to flowers and even treasure! Let’s take a look-see at all the different fun things you can make with egg cartons!
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1. Make an Egg Carton Ocean Craft
Have you seen an ocean in an egg carton? Well, The Imagination Tree proves that it is indeed possible! This is a wonderful open-ended project for kids who are learning about ocean life. Paint the inside of the egg carton blue and go on adding whatever your heart desires!
2. DIY Egg Carton Ladybug Craft
Ladybugs are so bright and beautiful, and Buggy and Buddy brings them to life in this cute little project! With paints, googly eyes and craft paper, you can create as many little ladybugs as you !
3. Egg Carton Daffodil Craft
Make yourself a pretty daffodil – using egg cartons! Yes, with a bendy pipe cleaner and some craft paper, this is a fun project for kids to try and mix different materials together.
4. Egg Carton Chalkboard Wreath
This egg carton wreath from A.C. Moore is so elegant it’s worthy of wedding decor! Instead of the charger plate mentioned in the post, you can just use a ready made chalkboard easel, and focus on making the flowers pretty.
5. Recycled Egg Carton Flower Craft
Who’d believe that something we mindlessly toss into the trash can turn into something as beautiful as this? That’s the magic of recycling! Turn your old egg cartons into beautiful blooms perfect for spring.
6. Use Egg Cartons to make Mermaids
You might think that making bugs and flowers egg cartons is one thing – but mermaids? Well, this project from Art Campala just goes on to show how incredibly versatile egg cartons are! Gather a bunch of egg cartons to create these gorgeous, ethereal underwater beauties.
7. Egg Carton Penguins
It isn’t winter yet, but that doesn’t have to stop you from making these adorable egg carton penguins! One Little Project gives us detailed instructions on making these little guys, perfect for small world play or an
8. Egg Carton Mushroom Craft
Ever wondered what it would be to live in a little toadstool house? Well, not sure if that’s ever going to be possible, but in the mean time we can surely build a little egg carton mushroom craft!
9. Egg Carton Easter Chicks
You know that chicks come eggs, but these cute little spring chicks come egg cartons! Typically Simple gives us a super easy craft that can easily be made with a few supplies and colorful paints.
10. Egg Carton Baby Turtle
We just can’t get over how absolutely adorable these baby turtles are! And the best part is that since they’re so easy to make, you can make as many as you , using up the entire egg carton. Get the full tutorial from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls.
11. Make an Egg Carton Treasure Chest
Has it ever occurred to you that an egg carton opens up just a treasure chest? Well Red Ted Art has caught on to that idea and created a very cool treasure chest from an egg carton! Fill it with treasure and use it with your pirates for small world play.
12. make Egg Carton Fairies
Just look at these fairy dolls – don’t they look they popped a book you read in your childhood? Fave Crafts recreates nostalgia by showing us how to make fairies egg cartons.
13. DIY Egg Carton Construction Vehicles
These vehicles from Wonderbly look so grand, it’s hard to believe they’re made from trash! The site provides full instructions to make a fire truck, a sidecar, a dump truck, a digger and many more!
14. Turn Egg Cartons into a Butterfly Garland
Got a butterfly theme or spring theme party coming up? Even if you don’t this butterfly garland from I Heart Arts n Crafts is perfect to add a lovely touch to your interiors! They’re really easy to make – all you need are egg cartons, paints and pipe cleaners.
15. Make an Egg Carton Diorama
Un most other crafts that use the egg carton cups or dividers, this project from Handy with Scissors uses the egg carton lid to create a very artistic looking diorama. Love how all those painted elements come together!
16. Make an Egg Carton Boat
Here is an egg carton boat from Woo Jr that requires all of three items – egg cartons, straws and paper! Once the egg cartons are painted and dry, then it’s just a matter of minutes before your boat is all set up!
17. Egg Carton Floating Whale
Kids love toys that ‘work’, i.e. planes that fly and boats that float. And that’s why this floating whale craft from Barley and Birch is such a winner! Follow the video for step by step instructions to make this craft.
18. Egg Carton Darth Vader Craft
Got a Star Wars fan at home? In that case, this egg carton Darth Vader from The Craft Train is a must-make! In fact don’t just restrict yourself, check out all their crafts featuring Star Wars characters made from egg cartons!
19. Turn Egg Carton into Apples
These little apples from Non-Toy Gifts make a cute little Teacher appreciation gift, especially if you fill the apple with little treats! Make an assortment and fill each one with something different.
20. Make an Egg Carton Bee
This is seriously the cutest bee ever! Buggy and Buddy turn a basic egg carton cup into this adorable little guy by painting it yellow, adding yarn for stripes and big googly eyes. Don’t forget that cute smile!
Aren’t these just adorable? As you can see, most of these crafts are super simple, and require just basic craft supplies and lots of paints. This means that whatever your child’s age, you’re sure to find something cute and interesting among this list to make and play with.
50+ Amazing Egg Carton Crafts
Egg carton crafts are the perfect craft for spring–a season that symbolically embraces the egg. It’s also an economical craft, since you will be buying eggs to dye, just save those cartons!
- Create gorgeous Egg Carton Floral Bouquet Art with this easy craft from Mod Podge Rocks!
- Meaningful Mama‘s Easter Chicks are adorable, and the perfect Easter craft.
- Make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar with an egg carton and some paint, thanks to this awesome idea from Crafty Morning!
- These pretty Egg Carton Spring Flowers, from Toddler Approved, are fun to paint and decorate.
Egg Carton Crafts For Halloween
There are few things in life that are more fun than Halloween DIYs and crafts! There are so many spooky ways to incorporate egg cartons into your Halloween crafting.
Egg Carton Crafts for Christmas
The holidays are the perfect time for cosy crafting with egg cartons! From DIY decorations, to thoughtful, homemade gifts, egg carton crafts are one of my holiday go-tos!
- These Egg Carton Elves, from Crafty Morning, are Santa’s favorite helpers!
- Kids will love to craft and then play with this Egg Carton Nativity Scene, from Michelle Made Me.
- Decorate your house with gorgeous Egg Carton Snowflakes, from White House Black Shutters.
- Make a Christmas Tree Egg Cartons with this festive craft from Jdaniel4’sMom.
The best thing about kids is that to them, anything and everything can be an educational experience! Use these egg carton craft ideas as fun supplements to lessons in the classroom or at home.
Fairy Tale and Make Believe Egg Carton Crafts
- Use an egg carton and craft sticks to make a really amazing Pirate Ship, with this idea from Molly Moo Crafts.
- Fantastic Fun and Learning‘s Crown Made From Egg Carton Pieces is truly majestic!
- Make your favorite Ninja Turtles from pieces of an egg carton, with this craft from The OT Toolbox.
Are Egg Carton Crafts Safe?
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I love to repurpose as many items in my home as I can, including egg cartons… but is it safe to craft with used egg cartons? Eggs processed and sold in the USA are washed prior to packaging to cut down on bacteria.
This doesn’t necessarily protect from bacteria caused by being jostled or broken during transport or in the store, after the fact. I think we’ve all had at least one experience at the grocery store of reaching into the cooler to grab a carton of eggs, only to wind up with a slimy hand (fun times!).
So, if there is a chance that bacteria is present, isn’t it a bad idea to craft with egg cartons?
If you have styrofoam containers, you can wash them with hot soapy water and then let them air dry prior to crafting. This isn’t really an option with the cardboard containers, so go with your gut on this one.
If there is any sign of egg left on the carton after use, discard it. Have your child wash their hands after handling unwashed cardboard cartons that you craft with, just to be safe.
You can also buy brand new, unused egg cartons for a fairly reasonable price.
More Egg Carton Crafts
Are you still looking for more ways to craft with egg cartons? Check out these crafts:
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made egg cartons? Comment below and share with us!
17 DIY Recycled Egg Carton Crafts For Kids
Are you in need of a quick and easy rainy day DIY craft to keep the kids entertained!?
Not only will you be able to recycle those old egg cartons from all the Sunday morning breakfasts, but the kids will also love doing it…
I picked a variety of different projects ranging from a simple Minecraft themed craft to a Christmas Tree or fire breathing dragon! You’ll definitely find something they
Reuse Egg Cartons with These 25 Art Projects for Kids
- Typically Simple
Spring into the season with this egg carton chick craft. Aren't these chicks so adorable?
- The Spruce / Where Imagination Grows
For a fun springtime project, try this egg carton flower craft! This is a fun way to create 3D art something you'd normally toss in the trash.
Egg Carton Flower Craft from The Spruce
- The Spruce / Megan Graney
Use red pipe cleaners for legs on this egg carton crab. Add some googly eyes and you've got one silly ocean crab.
You can use egg cartons to create the perfect little ladybugs. Paint them red and add black spots for the body, and add pipe cleaner antennas and googly eyes for the head.
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- Crafty Morning
Bzzzzz! You don't have to worry about getting stung by these bees.
- The Spruce
The googly eyes on these egg carton snails are hilarious! Your kids can have fun using different colors to paint their shells.
Egg Carton Snail Craft from The Spruce
- The Imagination Tree
Make a beautiful ocean scene inside of an egg carton. Add shells, glitter, paint, and other craft supplies to help create the perfect little underwater scene.
- Glued To My Crafts
This is such a great craft to do for Earth Day! Teach your kids about the importance of recycling while recycling the very craft supply needed for this craft.
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- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities
Incorporate a little American history with this Mayflower boat egg carton craft. It's easy and educational!
- In The Playroom
It doesn't get much sweeter than these egg carton ice cream cones. Bright colors and “sprinkles” add a little whimsy.
- Emma Owl
Make an entire family of green turtles with this egg carton craft. Use green pom poms for the heads and paper for the legs.
- How We Learn
This awesome egg carton helicopter really flies! How cool is that? Check out this project to find out more.
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- I Heart Crafty Things
This egg carton dragon is so bright and colorful! Your kids will love using this dragon for playtime.
Make and display these flower magnets on your fridge for spring. Kids can gift them to grandparents for a fun little treat.
- The Pinterested Parent
Dr. Seuss crafts are super fun. This stackable egg carton hat turns out really adorable. Kids will love painting and stacking all of the egg cartons for this project.
- The Craft Train
This egg carton train will provide hours of fun for your little ones. They can put toys in the egg carton train “seats” and drive them around the house.
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- Creative Family Fun
Fairies will love these little houses your kids make for them. This craft allows them to really get creative with different colors and designs.
- All Free Kids Crafts
These egg carton jellyfish are so creative. The tentacles are made different colored pony beads.
- I Heart Arts N Crafts
Celebrate the winter season with this egg carton snowman craft. We love their little ear muffs made from pipe cleaners and pom-poms.
- Kid Friendly Things To Do
These creepy crawlers are made from egg cartons that are painted black, but there is nothing scary about these cute and crafty spiders.
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Your kiddos will have so much fun crafting these egg carton goggles and wearing them for playtime. They'll make a wonderful addition to your kids' costume bin.
- The Imagination Tree
Your preschoolers can practice their colors by using this egg carton color sorting activity.
- Living Well Mom
Craft these egg carton turkeys for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. We love this colorful craft!
- Ginger Snap Craft
Recycle an old egg carton to hold birdseed for this DIY bird feeder. Hang it somewhere in your yard to give birds a place to snack.
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- Craft Morning
Your kids can pretend they are big scary dinosaurs with this DIY egg carton hat. It's simpler than it looks and doesn't take much time to make.