Kids will love this egg carton art

This easy egg carton craft makes wall art from recycled materials - so fun for kids!I don’t post nearly enough kids’ crafts on this blog . . . which I intend to remedy today with this fun egg carton craft. I love using egg cartons in crafting, which is great because I’m doing a paleo eating thingy right now – so they are plentiful. Let’s just say if I had room, it would be smart to get a chicken. Anyhoo, back to the egg cartons. If you are going to use acrylic paint like I did, you want to avoid the foam containers and go for the cardboard (paper-ish stuff?). I had a blast making this and your kids will too. Here’s how I made my egg carton art.

Gather These Supplies

IMG_7215Paint the canvas with any color of your choice. I chose Turquoise. Give several coats and let dry.

IMG_7216Cut up your egg carton. Each lil’ egg container area is going to be a flower bud. Cut right down the middle and remove the excess areas. I trimmed each “flower” to have petals.

IMG_7217If you want to, you can also use the remaining egg carton to hold paint. I know – I’m a genius.

IMG_7218Paint the egg carton “flowers” with the paint colors of your choice. Give them several coats and let dry.

IMG_7221Once they are dry, coat with Sparkle Mod Podge. It’s hard to see the sparkle in the final photo, but if you give the flowers several coats they will really sparkle. It’s so fun!

IMG_1939I trimmed pipe cleaners to the right length and tied them together for a stem. Then I glued to the canvas with craft glue.

IMG_1936Each flower got a button glued in the center . . . .

IMG_1940And then the flowers got glued to the canvas. Let everything dry before hanging.

Kids craft - make art out of an egg cartonImagine all of the variations you could do. All the different colors . . . and what other shapes could you make with egg cartons? I’m excited to do this project again and again. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. I promise you’ll enjoy making these as much as your littles!

Comments

  1. Ariadne says

    What a very lovely craft! Making it with my son & daughter this week :) Thank you for the detailed pictures for the cutting part – very helpful!

  2. Jozine says

    What a super lovely and creative idea! Made it with my little daughter and added a funny thing: included her face from a picture by putting it behind the egg carton flowers just as if she is tweaking through it, just leaving her smily eyes a bit open between the flowers :-)

  3. olivia Wright says

    Love this! I’m in high school, but decided it would be a perfect craft to make for my grandmother. It turned out great! I decided to put small white pom pons in the middle of the flowers instead of the buttons. Both look so cute! Thanks so much!

  4. ReNee @creativemamamessyhouse says

    I think this would make a perfect gift for Easter or Mother’s day. I love the colors you used, and using the egg cartons for holding paint- I would have never thought of that!

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