Egg Carton Daffodil craft is a stunning way of making the best out of waste while developing fine motor skills such as hand-eye coordination, dexterity and cutting skills.
Eggs pack a wholesome nutrition in our kids’ diet. Now, even the package they come in can add to your child’s positive frame of mind. This endearing daffodil flower craft out of egg cartons is super easy and as resourceful as it can get when we talk about recycled crafts. We made the Multicolored EGG CARTON FLOWER CRAFT and even the CUTEST EGG CARTON MUSHROOM CRAFT before, but this time we wanted to make something simpler.
The mere mention of daffodils brings to my mind the famous poem by Wordsworth accompanied by the image of the bright yellow flower dancing and fluttering in the mild summer breeze. Isn’t yellow such a happy color?
Egg Carton Daffodil Craft
Supplies needed to make the Egg Carton Daffodil Craft
For the Daffodil, you would need:
- Empty egg cartons
- Card sheet
- Yellow acrylic color and brush
- Pipe cleaner
- A pair of child-friendly scissors
Instructions to make the Egg Carton Daffodil Craft
Cut along the egg carton and carve it out, this will be the center bulb for the daffodil.
Now, using the acrylic colors, paint the center bulb yellow. Because it’s recycled cardboard, it takes a long time to dry. Move to the next step while it dries.
Use a stencil of the daffodil flower and trace onto the yellow construction paper. We tried to draw the template ourselves, but Mr. Printables has an excellent one that you can use.
Cut out the flower from the yellow cardstock using scissors. Add dots of glitter glue at the edges of the petals and using a paintbrush, spread evenly.
Now, bend a dark green pipe cleaner in half and poke a small hole using a pencil or the sharp edge of the pipe cleaner itself at the center of the flower and then through the egg carton bulb to allow the stem to pass through it. Finally, affix the bulb to the center of the flower with glue.
Add lots of glitter on the sides of the flower to give it depth and shine. Your pretty daffodils are ready.
The kids were thrilled at the mention of creating a flower. I loved capturing their candid snaps as their faces registered surprise and curiosity on seeing the egg cartons. Of course, then, we had to make a photo frame as an additional keepsake!
It was a fulfilling session full of laughter and crazy jokes. These are truly the moments I treasure as a craftsperson.
For the photo frame, you need:
- Foam sheet in different colors
Instructions to make the photo frame
Cut the foam sheet into an 8×6 rectangle. Keeping the borders thick, cut out the inner rectangular space for the photo.
Use the stickers, glitter & sequins to decorate the border of the frame. Encourage the kids to use their own creativity and imagination.
Some kids wanted to stick shells too. And, how attractive the frames turned out!
Their precious look of satisfaction and happiness is captured here for times to come.