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58 Wonderful Egg Carton Craft Ideas
You will love making egg carton crafts when you see how many wonderful items can be made using them. You can find ideas using foam, Styrofoam, plastic or the cardboard type egg carton. There are egg carton ideas for all seasons and holidays, from Halloween and Christmas to spring and winter. Many craft ideas suitable for preschool kids, and older.
Go to the Meaningful Mama site for the tutorial on making cute and crafty egg carton snowmen like the ones shown above.
1. Egg Carton Fairies
So these have got to be about the cutest little fairies that the kids can make to add to their fairy gardens. I'll be sure to show this project to my little granddaughters. I know they will love making these fairies. The tutorial for making the egg carton fairies is found at Cucicucicoo .
2. Egg Carton Owls
Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love making this egg carton owl. The pieces are large enough for them to comfortably hold and paint their project. You'll find the instructions, as pictures, at the Mollymoo site.
3. Beautiful Egg Carton Flowers
You can make these beautiful egg carton flowers by following the tutorial given at M is for Mama. These are some of the most attractive egg carton flowers that I've seen. Consider making these for a Mother's day or Teacher's Appreciation gift.
4. Egg Cup Train Cars
It never fails to amaze me what crafters will imagine and make. This little train, with instructions at The Craft Train is an example of the ingenuity of crafters.
5. Bumble Bees and Giant Ants
What fun the kids will have making these bumble bees and giant ants using egg cartons. You'll find all the information that you'll need to help them make these insects by going to Pink Stripey Socks .
6. Egg Carton Bunny
Notice this cute little bunny's eyes and the happy smile on his face. By visiting the Crafty Morning site, you'll find the instructions on how to make this bunny. Very easy and very, very cute.
7. Apple With Worm
Talk about a good deal, with this apple project you also get a worm. Go to The Stem site, for the tutorial on making the apple and the worm. Make this for your teacher, she'll love the worm.
8. Chinese Dragons
Make these Chinese dragons to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The directions for making this egg carton project is found at Happiness Is Homemade.
10. Panda Bear
Make this simple and easy Panda bear by going to Jumble Tree for the directions.
This is a great project for kids and for seniors. The finished bouquet of tulips are a great gift, and the recipient will be so pleased to display it. Go to Carefree Crafts for the instructions on how to make this beautiful tulip bouquet.
12. Fire Truck
Egg cartons and bottle caps are the main supplies that you'll need to make this project. The instructions are found at New KIds-Center.
13. Egg Carton Wreath
This is such a beautiful, spring looking wreath. You can find the directions at Canadian Family.
14. Cherry Blossom Branch
Wouldn't a few of these branches look nice in a tall vase? You can find the tutorial for making the cherry blossom branches at Crafts By Amanda. An outstanding recycling craft idea.
15. Christmas Elves
These little Christmas elves are just too cute for words. The kids will love making these out of egg cartons. Find the tutorial for this project at Crafty Morning.
16. Angry Birds
You can make angry birds using egg carton cups by following the directions at All Angry Birds Crafts. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, under other angry bird projects.
17. Egg Carton Lady Bugs
It would be fun to make a big batch of these to crawl around a house plant or plants. The directions for these little ladybugs can be found at Go Green.
18. Ghost and Bat Bunting
I guess I'd call this a garland, but bunting works too. Make this Halloween decoration by following the instructions given at ZingZingTree .
19. Egg Carton Bunnies and Chicks
A Mommy's Creative Binge is the place to find the tutorial for making these precious bunnies and chicks.
20. Beautiful Roses
These roses are so beautiful. Make a bouquet of these roses by following the directions at Rosi Jo’.
21. Egg Carton Boats
I can just see how excited little boys would be to make these little egg carton boats. Help them with this project by going to The Madhouse website.
22. Egg Carton Fish
The colorful fish in this project would make a cute mobile. For the directions to make these little fish, go to Crafty-Crafted.com.
23. Red Crab
This little creature is so bright and cheery looking that he'd make a great school project with a classful of crafters. Go to Family Crafts for all the directions.
24. Hello Wreath
A bright and beautiful egg carton wreath. Go to Pink Stripey Socks for all the instructions.
25. Spring Chicks
You can make a whole flock of chicks following the directions you'll find at Typically Simple.
26. Choo Choo Train
I'm afraid that I'd want to use this train as a decoration in a baby boy's room instead of leaving a little boy play with it. This extra cute train project comes with a tutorial on the Bon Bon Break site. Outstanding.
27. Egg Carton Bats
This Halloween decoration would be inexpensive enough to fill the ceiling of a room with them. It would be a nice classroom project. For the directions, go to Happy Clippings.
28. Mini 'Copters
I think these little mini 'copters are so cute and look like they would be just as much fun to make. Find the directions at The Craft Train and make a fleet of copters for the kids to play with.
29. Spring Blossom Lights
I love these blossom lights. Find the instructions on the Red Ted Art’s Blog site.
Every child could make this and have their own Nativity scene. Go to April Showers for the instructions.
31. Race Car
This so-easy-to-make race car is made using a tp roll and an egg carton. How excited will your little one be to see you make a race car for them following the instructions at Krokotac.
32. Egg Carton Flower Lights
There are so many ways these lights could be used to decorate any room that you wanted. Go to Instructables to find the directions for this project.
33. Easter Checkers
This will be fun to make and also fun to play. The instructions can be found at Creat-Celebrate-Explore.
34. Little Apples
35. Framed Heart
Your loved one will never guess that you made this framed heart gift from an egg carton, unless of course you tell them. Find the tutorial for making this beautiful framed heart at A Little Hut.
36. Christmas Angel
Make lots of these for ornaments on your tree. The directions can be found at Meaningful Mama.
37. Last Supper
Find the directions and the downloadable images on the Catholic Icing site.
38. Treasure Box
This project is a great use for the half dozen size egg carton because it's just the right size. Red Ted Art has the instructions for making a treasure box to hold all those important items.
39. Egg Carton Turtle
A project like this helps kids learn how to use brushes and to paint. Be sure to put newspaper over your work area to help with the clean-up. Go to Big Backyard for the directions.
40. Halloween Treat Boxes
Cute little treat boxes made using egg cartons. Find the directions at The Centsible Life.
41. Lollipop Flowers
Make a bouquet of lollipop flowers to give as a gift. Find the instructions for making this project at Crafts By Amanda.
42. Something to Crow About
If you make a rooster like the one shown above, you will definitely have something to crow about. Although the tutorial for this egg carton rooster is written in a foreign language, the photos are self explanatory. To make this work of art, go to Rosi Jo for the pictured tutorial and get creative.
43. Graveyard and Ghosts
It's always fun to make new decorations for Halloween, so this will be a fun centerpiece to make. You'll find the tutorial for making the graveyard and ghost project at All Free Crafts.
44. Fairy Crown
You'll find the instructions for making this really inexpensive fairy crown, using an egg carton, by going to Mom to 2 Posh lil Divas. What little girl wouldn't love to make and wear a fairy crown that she has made herself.
45. Little Hens
Cute, Cute, and Cute. I love these little hens. Find the tutorial for making little hens like these by going to the Krokotac site. Imagine painting or covering plastic eggs and filling with candy or a small toy.
This is a super cute little caterpillar that the kids will love to make. You can find the instructions for making this egg carton caterpillar at Dollar Store Mom.
47. Bird Masks
Check out the tutorial at Sweet Paul to make these outstanding bird masks. What fun!!
You'll find all the information that you'll need to make a dragon like the one shown above by going to the Smurf Spot site. This is painted so brightly that I'm sure it will be a favorite craft project for many kids.
49. Egg Carton Uncle Sam
To get the directions for this cute little Uncle Sam, go to the Family Education site.
50. Treat Baskets
Make little baskets like these to hold treats for any holiday or celebration. Go to Mindful Momma for the instructions.
51. Turtles Too
This is another egg carton turtle project that I think is different enough from the first, in this article, to include it. Find the directions for this version of the egg carton turtle at Crafty-Crafted.com.
52. Egg Carton Snowman
I realize that there is one penguin project on this page already, but I think this one is different enough to add here. If you choose this penguin craft, go to Kiwi Crate for the instructions.
54. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
You'll find all sorts of cute bugs to make when you visit the Design Dazzle site to find the instructions. Easy, but oh so cute!
It's hard to believe that this outstanding crocodile is made using the lowly egg carton. You'll find all the information that you'll need to make a crocodile like this one at Lotta Magazine.
56. Easy Easter Basket
I think I would use purchased green Easter straw to make this cute little basket. Or you can do as the directions at Krokotak state, and make your own straw with green paper.
57. Jingle Bell Ornaments
Oh, so easy and oh, so cute. The kids will so enjoy painting, assembling and glittering these jingle bell ornaments, using egg cartons. Go to Powerful Mothering to find the instructions for making these beautiful Christmas bells.
58. Bird Feeder
Follow the instructions given at The Creative Cubby to make your own bird feeder. You'll have many bird friends in short order.
To make these cute and easy to make jellyfish, go to the Fun Family Crafts site for the directions.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer