Recycle your empty egg cartons to make one of these 20 Recycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids that’s perfect for quarantine.
Eggs are healthy for everyone in the family, especially kids, and there’s no doubt about that. However, did you know that egg cartons are also good for you – yes, it strengthens your creative muscles!
Egg cartons are something we just throw away as soon as that last egg is used up, but we’re here to stop you. Instead of dumping it, give those cartons a thorough clean up – they’re going to come in very handy! These are such fun craft to do during this time of quarantine, so grab those empty egg cartons and get creative with this eco-friendly project!
What can you do with an egg carton?
Yes, it’s amazing what egg cartons can turn into – from bugs to penguins, from apples to flowers and even treasure! Let’s take a look-see at all the different fun things you can make with egg cartons!
20 Recycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids
1. Make an Egg Carton Ocean Craft
Have you seen an ocean in an egg carton? Well, The Imagination Tree proves that it is indeed possible! This is a wonderful open-ended project for kids who are learning about ocean life. Paint the inside of the egg carton blue and go on adding whatever your heart desires!
2. DIY Egg Carton Ladybug Craft
Ladybugs are so bright and beautiful, and Buggy and Buddy brings them to life in this cute little project! With paints, googly eyes and craft paper, you can create as many little ladybugs as you like!
Make yourself a pretty daffodil – using egg cartons! Yes, with a bendy pipe cleaner and some craft paper, this is a fun project for kids to try and mix different materials together.
This egg carton wreath from A.C. Moore is so elegant it’s worthy of wedding decor! Instead of the charger plate mentioned in the post, you can just use a ready made chalkboard easel, and focus on making the flowers pretty.
Who’d believe that something we mindlessly toss into the trash can turn into something as beautiful as this? That’s the magic of recycling! Turn your old egg cartons into beautiful blooms perfect for spring.
6. Use Egg Cartons to make Mermaids
You might think that making bugs and flowers out of egg cartons is one thing – but mermaids? Well, this project from Art Campala just goes on to show how incredibly versatile egg cartons are! Gather a bunch of egg cartons to create these gorgeous, ethereal underwater beauties.
It isn’t winter yet, but that doesn’t have to stop you from making these adorable egg carton penguins! One Little Project gives us detailed instructions on making these little guys, perfect for small world play or an
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a little toadstool house? Well, not sure if that’s ever going to be possible, but in the mean time we can surely build a little egg carton mushroom craft!
You know that chicks come out of eggs, but these cute little spring chicks come out of egg cartons! Typically Simple gives us a super easy craft that can easily be made with a few supplies and colorful paints.
We just can’t get over how absolutely adorable these baby turtles are! And the best part is that since they’re so easy to make, you can make as many as you like, using up the entire egg carton. Get the full tutorial from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls.
11. Make an Egg Carton Treasure Chest
Has it ever occurred to you that an egg carton opens up just like a treasure chest? Well Red Ted Art has caught on to that idea and created a very cool treasure chest from an egg carton! Fill it with treasure and use it with your pirates for small world play.
12. make Egg Carton Fairies
Just look at these fairy dolls – don’t they look like they popped out of a book you read in your childhood? Fave Crafts recreates nostalgia by showing us how to make fairies out of egg cartons.
13. DIY Egg Carton Construction Vehicles
These vehicles from Wonderbly look so grand, it’s hard to believe they’re made from trash! The site provides full instructions to make a fire truck, a sidecar, a dump truck, a digger and many more!
14. Turn Egg Cartons into a Butterfly Garland
Got a butterfly theme or spring theme party coming up? Even if you don’t this butterfly garland from I Heart Arts n Crafts is perfect to add a lovely touch to your interiors! They’re really easy to make – all you need are egg cartons, paints and pipe cleaners.
15. Make an Egg Carton Diorama
Unlike most other crafts that use the egg carton cups or dividers, this project from Handy with Scissors uses the egg carton lid to create a very artistic looking diorama. Love how all those painted elements come together!
16. Make an Egg Carton Boat
Here is an egg carton boat from Woo Jr that requires all of three items – egg cartons, straws and paper! Once the egg cartons are painted and dry, then it’s just a matter of minutes before your boat is all set up!
Kids love toys that ‘work’, i.e. planes that fly and boats that float. And that’s why this floating whale craft from Barley and Birch is such a winner! Follow the video for step by step instructions to make this craft.
Got a Star Wars fan at home? In that case, this egg carton Darth Vader from The Craft Train is a must-make! In fact don’t just restrict yourself, check out all their crafts featuring Star Wars characters made from egg cartons!
19. Turn Egg Carton into Apples
These little apples from Non-Toy Gifts make a cute little Teacher appreciation gift, especially if you fill the apple with little treats! Make an assortment and fill each one with something different.
20. Make an Egg Carton Bee
This is seriously the cutest bee ever! Buggy and Buddy turn a basic egg carton cup into this adorable little guy by painting it yellow, adding yarn for stripes and big googly eyes. Don’t forget that cute smile!
Aren’t these just adorable? As you can see, most of these crafts are super simple, and require just basic craft supplies and lots of paints. This means that whatever your child’s age, you’re sure to find something cute and interesting among this list to make and play with.