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EASY Egg Carton Art on Canvas (for Kids)

If you need an easy kids’ craft idea with great results, this egg carton art is fun and sure to please. This recycled canvas art can be customized for any holiday or decor!

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to watch a video of how it all comes together.

Easy kids craft - egg carton art

I don’t post nearly enough kids’ crafts on this blog . . . which I intend to remedy today with this fun egg carton art.

I love egg carton crafts, which is great because I’m doing a paleo eating thingy right now – so egg cartons are plentiful around here. Let’s just say if I had room, it would be smart to get a chicken.

Egg Carton Art

Anyhoo, back to the egg carton art. If you are going to use acrylic paint like I did, you want to avoid the foam egg 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 Mod Podge egg carton art.

Egg Carton Crafting Tips

There are just a few things I wanted to call out when doing this project. As I said, it’s relatively easy, but I do think an adult should initially cut the egg carton into separate compartments. The kids can then shape them into flowers.

However it is a little difficult to manipulate child’s scissors on an entire carton, so do the dirty work of separating and then let your littles have at the project.

Another fun way to tackle this canvas is to layer the egg carton pieces to make more detailed flowers. That means sticking one compartment into another and gluing.

I didn’t do that on this canvas, but I plan to do it for a poinsettia one I’m planning for Christmas!

Learn how to make this easy egg carton craft below.

Egg Carton Flowers on Canvas

Gather These Supplies

  • Canvas – 9″ x 12″
  • Mod Podge Sparkle
  • Egg carton (not foam)
  • Apple Barrel paint – Apricot, Banana, Pink Parfait, Turquoise
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners – green
  • Ribbon in coordinating color
  • Buttons – I used white
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
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Paint the canvas with any color of your choice. I chose Turquoise. Give several coats and let dry.

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Cut 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.

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

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

diy egg carton crafts

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 of Mod Podge they will really sparkle. It’s so fun!

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

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

egg carton crafts for adults

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

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Imagine all of the variations you could do. All the different colors . . . and what other shapes could you make with egg cartons?

egg carton projects flower canvas

Egg Carton Art

Yield: 1 canvas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Estimated Cost: $3

If you like egg carton crafts, try this canvas project with your kids. You'll have just as much fun as they do!

Materials

  • Canvas - 9" x 12"
  • Mod Podge Sparkle
  • Egg carton (not foam)
  • Apple Barrel paint
  • Pipe cleaners - green
  • Ribbon in coordinating color
  • Buttons
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Paint the canvas with any color of your choice, Give several coats and let dry.
  2. Cut up the egg carton. Each egg container area is going to be a flower bud. Cut right down the middle and remove the excess areas. Trim to create petals.
  3. Paint the egg carton "flowers" with the paint colors of your choice. Give them several coats and let dry.
  4. Once they are dry, coat with Sparkle Mod Podge.
  5. Trim pipe cleaners to the right length and tie them together for a stem. Glue to the canvas with craft glue.
  6. Glue a button in the center of each flower, then glue the flowers to the canvas on top of the pipe cleaner stems. Let dry.
  7. Let the canvas dry completely before hanging.

Did You Make This Project?

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I’m excited to do this egg carton art 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!


Oh, and before I go, we did a version of this for Christmas – check out our poinsettia craft for kids:

Christmas craft ideas for kids
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ReNee @creativemamamessyhouse

Thursday 27th of February 2014

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!

maestra maria

Wednesday 19th of February 2014

proverò a farlo in primavera!!

olivia Wright

Tuesday 10th of December 2013

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!

Amy

Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Awesome Olivia! I love the pom pom idea - I hope she loved it!

Jozine

Tuesday 10th of September 2013

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 :-)

Ariadne

Thursday 4th of July 2013

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!

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