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Egg Carton Crafts: 50 Cool Ideas Kids Will Love!

These egg carton crafts for kids are super cool! Get 50 unique project ideas that children can make from recycled egg cartons. So easy and perfect for all ages.


I’ve got a cool surprise for you today! If you love recycled crafts, especially for kids, I think you’re going to be interested in this post about egg carton crafts. Because let me tell you . . . there are a lot of cool things you can make!

Obviously when you are making crafts with egg cartons, you need to eat eggs. Or know someone that does and can give them to you. I have this thing, and maybe you can relate . . .

I like to buy free range, organic eggs. I like to know my little chickies got to run free while laying their eggs! And I find it’s very convenient that typically the free range boxes come in cardboard instead of the foam or plastic options. And I personally find the cardboard easiest to cut! It’s a win-win.

Anyhoo, I’m excited to share these ideas with you. Summer is coming and you’re going to need some ideas. So start making lots of scramble eggs, omelets, and souffles . . . you’re going to need those cartons!

Egg Box Crafts

Before we jump into the projects, I want to answer a few frequently asked questions. If these don’t apply to you, go ahead and scroll down to the bottom of the post for the list. I provide these as tips/info for the most common questions on this post.

Are egg cartons safe for crafts?

Absolutely! If you find any remaining material in the carton from the eggs, you can cut or sand it away. Otherwise, the cardboard, plastic, and foam boxes are all safe for crafting.

What kind of paint do you use on egg cartons?

How do you cut egg cartons for crafts?

I find it’s easiest to use a pair of sharp scissors. Sometimes the boxes can be hard to cut. This can be tricky if you are doing a kid’s craft with a younger kid. If the child is having problems getting the carton apart with their kid scissors, you might have to step in and help with your adult scissors!

Are you ready to jump in and get the project ideas? Keep on reading below!

Egg Carton Crafts

You won't believe how many crafts can be made out of egg cartons! Kids are going to love these unique, recycled ideas. Projects range from flowers to animals to vehicles to Christmas and more.

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