Egg Carton Crafts (for kids)

I am a content contributor to the Curiosity Box blog – and it’s about time I posted another fun craft that you can do with your kids…

Today, we’re playing with egg cartons.

I should have left it at that – just give a kid an egg carton and watch what they come up with!  Their imaginations are so amazing to watch, and you’ll see ideas evolve that you never would have thought of yourself.

We started out making some Easter/Spring/Mother’s Day art.

You will need:

  • egg carton
  • kid-safe paints
  • markers
  • glue
  • scissors

Egg carton crafts

Depending on the age of your child, you could let them cut the egg cups out themselves.  Chloe is old enough, but the carton material is a little tough to cut through with children’s scissors, so I helped out a bit:

Egg carton crafts

We left them in  varying heights because as I was cutting, Chloe came up with different ideas to use them for.

We started by painting the lid green as a nice bright spring background.

These paints are from Ikea and are actually neon coloured – so they are really cheerful and quickly hide the dull gray of the egg carton itself.

Mala paint from Ikea

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Next we painted our flowers – first the insides, then the outside:

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A few coats of paint later and we have our background and flowers ready to be glued!

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Just plain white glue will be sufficient to hold these in place.

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We added a small bead to the centre of each flower for a little bling, then Chloe drew on the flower stems and leaves.  (You could also use pipe cleaner stems if you have them)

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Finished product:
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But we weren’t done here – some of the egg cups were shaped a bit like swans – or chickens maybe?

Imagine these holding coloured eggs for Easter.

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Finally, Chloe decided her Littlest Pet Shop toys needed movie theatre seating, or if you add wings it could be airplane seating.

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This turned out to be a great cold-weather craft – something we could work on together and exercise our imaginations a little.

 

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Have a great one!

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2016-07-04T11:52:07-04:00March 5th, 2015|KID'S CRAFTS, KIDS|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Margaret March 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Love em!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca March 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      It was great, because you can reuse most of the package and you don’t need many additional supplies. Hugs to you!

  2. Pam D. March 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I was a preschool teacher and I never thought of that….and Chloe did an awesome job. She’s very creative… mmm where did she get that from? ;~)

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca March 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      She far exceeds me – I love sitting and watching her mind work… the curiosity and inspiration without fear or thought of failure. We should all be that way. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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