Easter has come and gone, and so have all the beautiful egg creations my children made. However, after we ate their delicious pieces of artwork, I held onto the Egg Carton contemplating something to entertain the kiddos over Spring Break.
After studying the shapes and looking at the crafting supplies on hand, we decided to make Egg Carton Flowers.
Not only was this a great way to keep my children busy, but it was a cool way to upcycle and I could totally see this also being a future Mother’s Day Gift.
If you would like to recreate this DIY project with your children, definitely check out the details below.
What you will need to make Egg Carton Flowers:
1 Empty Egg Carton
Fuzzy Sticks AKA Pipe Cleaners
Green Construction Paper
To get started with your Flower, first cut apart your Egg Carton into tulip shapes.
Next, run a pipe cleaner through the bottom. Since it is wire, it was easy to poke through the Styrofoam.
Then pull the pipe cleaner through and wind the top like a coil. This keeps it in place and looks decorative.
Optional: You can then have your child color the flower with markers. My 7 and 10 year old could do this. My 3 year old did not.
Next, fold the construction paper in half and cut out a small leaf. This will have 2 sides making it easy to wrap around the stem.
Put glue in the middle and press the sides together towards the middle of the pipe cleaner.
Allow this to dry, and you then have an Egg Carton Flower. We took a bunch of these and put then into an empty blue wine bottle.
I love that they look so festive for Spring!
What ways have you upcycled an egg carton before? Any other neat upcycling projects you are working on?
I hope your family enjoys these Egg Carton Flowers just as much as my kids did, and Happy Spring!
Carlee @ FLL
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