In our house there’s at least one egg carton that gets emptied every week, so it’s an easy material to have around for art and craft projects with the kids. If you’re stuck for ideas for things to make with your empty egg cartons, here are 15 egg carton crafts the kids will be eager to make – plus, they’re super cute!
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Look at your empty carton – what could it be? A flower petal, fish scales, an adorable bumble bee, a robot…or more egg carton crafts of your own creation? With some paint and basic craft supplies, you can transform something incredibly simple into a treasured art project.
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Egg Carton Crafts to Make with Kids
1. Egg Carton Jellyfish
I love this idea for egg carton jellyfish from The Art Kit Blog using egg cartons, paint and yarn for the jellyfish tentacles, with googly eyes for some character!
2. Spring Chicks
These colourful, little egg carton chicks from Typically Simple are perfect for Easter, spring…or just because!
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3. Egg Carton Penguins
Aren’t these egg carton penguins from One Little Project just adorable?
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4. Egg Carton Mermaids
Mermaids are all the range, so these egg carton mermaids from Die Kleine Botin are sure to be popular. Created by Daniela, this upcycling DIY craft is good for children from about 4 years and up.
5. Egg Carton Flowers
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6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
For all you Hungry Caterpillar fans out there, you’ll enjoy this egg carton craft we found on Pinterest. You will need:
- green paint
- red paint
- a purple pipe cleaner cut in two
- a pair of google eyes and
- a 12-egg carton.
Cut the lid off then cut lengthways down the middle leaving you with 6 egg cups. Paint the one at the front red and add google eyes and antenna made from pipe cleaners. Paint the remaining egg cups green.
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7. Egg Carton Insects
This fun tutorial from Pink Stripey Socks shows you how to make adorable bumble bees and egg carton ants.
8. Panda Bear
Isn’t this egg carton Panda Bear from Patch Work Parent adorable? I particularly love the bamboo shoot made from a cocktail stick.
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9. Little Ladybirds
These egg carton ladybirds from the Go Green blog are cute and look easy to make. I like the fact that they have used different colours for each one, and the little pompom faces with googly eyes are so cute.
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10. Egg Carton Crab Craft
Have fun making some egg carton crabs with these step-by-step instructions from The Spruce Crafts. There are lots of other fun craft tutorials on the website if you have a browse too.
11. Egg Carton Dinosaurs
If you’ve got a dinosaur fan in the house, then these egg carton dinosaurs would be the perfect craft to make with them. Mum Crystal shares her how-to steps on her blog which are easy to follow.
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12. Egg Carton Bee
This adorable egg carton Baby Bee Craft from Buggy and Buddy is a good one for preschoolers and junior infants/kindergarten aged kids. It’s cute and easy to make. And it gets them thinking about being bee-friendly too!
13. Egg Carton Whale
I just love this egg carton whale craft from I Heart Crafty Things. It’s such a friendly little whale! And you could make a few out of one egg carton.
14. Egg Carton Alligator
This is a fabulous use of the whole egg carton to make an egg carton alligator. There are step-by-step instructions for this and other fun animal-themed crafts on the Kix Cereal website.
15. Egg Carton Snail Craft
Complete your animal who’s who with another simple and super cute craft from The Spruce Crafts. These snails can be decorated easily by smallies, and they can be as creative as they want with the shell designs.
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Over to you now. Any other suggestions for egg carton crafts for kids? Share them with us in the comments below.