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
- Canvas – 9″ x 12″
- Mod Podge Sparkle
- Egg carton (not foam)
- Apple Barrel paint - Apricot, Banana, Pink Parfait, Turquoise
- Pipe cleaners – green
- Ribbon in coordinating color
- Buttons – I used white
- Craft glue
Once 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!
I trimmed pipe cleaners to the right length and tied them together for a stem. Then I glued to the canvas with craft glue.
Imagine 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!