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Here are more than thirty of the coolest egg carton crafts for kids!
If you like digging through the recycling box for the cheapest and most environmentally friendly craft supplies around then today’s your lucky day, because we have an amazing collection of creative things you can make using egg cartons.
This round up includes ideas from our own archives as well as from some of my favourite craft bloggers from around the world.
You might also like these paper roll crafts for kids
If you were walking past our house on any given day you might hear a conversation like this come floating out the window…
Me (noticing a new carton of eggs has been opened): What did you do with the egg carton?
My husband: Come on, you have a whole pile of them already. You need to stop hoarding junk.
Me: It. Is. Not. Junk. I need it!
If you’re anything like my husband and believe egg cartons belong in the recycling bin then you have no imagination. Recycling is good, but upcycling is better – and an egg carton is one of the most fun and versatile things to upcycle around.
Without doing anything to them at all, they make handy art palettes, collection boxes or seedling trays. Add creativity, a pair of scissors and a coat of paint and you can turn them into a myriad of DIY toys, decorative crafts and adorable animals.
Here are more than 30 ideas to inspire you to upcycle your egg cartons. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg, the sky is the limit to what you can make.
30+ egg carton crafts for kids
- Kids will adore making – and then playing with – these mini egg carton helicopters
- An egg carton makes a fantastic fire truck, just add a paper roll and shoelace hose and some bottle top wheels
- We made these egg carton trains when my kids were in pre school – they were a favourite toy until they completely fell apart from all the love (which was around one year later)
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