How to Reuse Egg Cartons?
Reusing different items is always a good idea!
You may ask yourself - what could be done with egg cartons?!? Plenty of stuff as you will see if you keep on reading this article to the end! Not just crafts for kids - egg crates can be reused in household, garden as well for some DIY projects...
This page is all time growing collection of practical and crafty uses for your egg crates. Make sure to bookmark it and come back to check new ideas! Specially before and after each Easter when everyone have few egg cartons laying around!
Egg Crates Poll!
What do you do with your egg cartons?
Teaching children about values of reusing and recycling from early age is an awesome way to turn them into grown ups who will value world around them.
Use egg cartons to organize your change!
Use old egg cartons to store your change for garage and yard sales. Egg cartons are good for this because you can separate all the change and it is easy to get to.
Golf Ball Storage
Egg cartons are perfect sized for golf balls!
What a great place to store extra golf balls. Easy to sort by brand and condition and they are stackable so they can be stored neatly.
Egg cartons are perfect for packaging small items
Use them to hold small items like earrings, necklaces, sewing notions, etc; weave needle thrugh the inside top cover so as not to lose it in your suitcase. Hold it together with a large rubber band.
Waste Paper Basket
Simple and useful craft from egg cartons
Make wastebaskets from egg cartons. Cut off tops. Then poke holes on the flap that is used to close the carton. Then take ribbon and tie each carton to the next. Takes 8 cartons to make a circle. The plastic bags from Wal-Mart or the grocery store fit into these nicely. Makes a great waste paper basket.
Charcoal Fire Starter
Egg cartons help ease fire lightning
Using a cardboard egg carton, fill each section with melted wax so that it's about 1/3 full. Place a piece of charcoal (one briquette) in the wax. Close the carton and place on a shelf until you're ready to use. To use, remove the top of the carton, and place the bottom half in the grill. Light the carton. Wait a few minutes and then add more charcoal. This will eliminate the need for lighter fluid.
Only put inside egg cartons!
Paint or cover with fabric. Store any small pieces of jewelry, rings, earrings, chains, cuff links, etc.
The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Attractive color illustrations and easy-to-follow text combine to present factual information that younger boys and girls will readily absorb and understand. The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle is one in a series of four entertaining What Do You Know About? books, for very young children. It describes the ways in which kids and their families can avoid waste and be environmentally conscious. Four pages presenting activities for children appear at the back of the book, followed by a two-page section for parents, with tips on explaining the subject in more detail.
From polystyrene egg cartons
Making a bunch of ice for a picnic or party? Use the bottom halves of clean polystyrene egg cartons as auxiliary ice trays.
Reinforce a trash bag
Simple and effective use of egg cartons!
Yuck! You pull the plastic trash bag out of the kitchen trash container and gunk drips out. Next time, put an opened empty egg carton at the bottom of the trash bag to prevent tears and punctures.
Egg cartons help in storing stuff!
Remove the top and place inside a desk drawer to hold small items, like paper clips, rubber bands, push pins, etc. Paint or decorate if you want to place it on a desktop where it will be seen.
Fire the grill
Light your fire with egg cartons
Melt candle scraps in a double boiler, then fill each cup halfway with sawdust. Carefully ladle the wax over the sawdust, and let it cool. Each cup can now serve as a fire starter-just light the edge.
Game or Toy Storage
Edd cartons as toy containers
Does it drive you crazy when those little pieces keep getting lost? Use a carton to store doll shoes, game pieces, dice, Lego, etc
Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew and Reuse to Make Things Last
What should you recycle, renew, and reuse? Practically everything!
Is there a gadget graveyard in your house? Want to get the most mileage out of your electrical appliances? Tired of having to choose between paying high prices for repairs or good money for a cheap replacement? Well, no more! These savvy secrets help you make the most of your purchases-and your money-by making things last longer and work better.
Preserve fragile ornaments by using egg cartons
The cartons are ideal for separating small, fragile Christmas ornaments for storage. Line cups with cotton, foam, or tissue paper and store small Christmas tree bulbs and ornaments in each cup.
Helping out with household repairs
Use your cartons as repositories for screws and bolts removed during appliance or other household repairs. Numbering the cups ensures proper reassembly.
Round up tiny spare lights
Use egg cartons for holiday lights as well!
Those stray 4-watt night-lights and holiday bulbs won't last long ratÂtling around in a drawer. An egg carton's cups make for ideal storage. For this use, keep the lid.
Replacements for Styrofoam packing peanuts
Being stiff but lightweight makes egg cartons excellent replacements for Styrofoam packing peanuts.
Don't throw money! Reuse egg cartons!
Cut off the lid, fill each cup with potting soil, and plant some seeds. Once the seedlings sprout, cut each cup from the tray and plant it-cup and all.
The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers
Every week readers from around the country send in their most vexing problems--how to divide perennials, prune raspberry canes, grow basil that really tastes like basil, get rid of earwigs, find long-lost varieties of flowers, keep honeysuckle under control--and every week, the authorities at the Times write a column full of answers.
Use each egg carton cup for different seeds!
You can use it to storage your seeds. Even variety of them! Each cup can be used for different seed type.
Simple way to feed birds
Trim off the lid, thread string through holes in each corner of the tray, fill the cups halfway with birdseed, and hang in a tree.
Newspaper, Pennies, Cardboard, and Eggs--For Growing a Better Garden: More than 400 New, Fun, and Ingenious Ideas to Keep Your Garden Growing Great All Season L
What’s the secret? It’s a mix of ingenuity and efficiency, accented with fun! Newspaper, Pennies, Cardboard, and Eggs—For Growing a Better Garden contains more than 400 clever solutions for easing garden troubles, new techniques for turning around an underperforming garden, and innovative ideas that will amaze even long-time gardeners.
Craft Helping Hand
Egg cartons keep round things from rolling away
When working with small round items, use an egg carton to hold the item while you paint one side, or just as a holder while they dry. It keeps those little round things from rolling away.
Make a Candle
Use each eggcup to make a candle
Make scented candles. Melt wax in a double boiler. Add scents (from a candle shop) and old crayons for color. Put the wick in the bottom of each egg cup. Tie on a small washer to keep it on the bottom. Pour in the wax, holding up the wick. After wax has set, remove the eggcup.
Good Eggs - natural wood eggs in a recyclable carton
Wooden eggs have a long history. They were first used to seed a nest. This trick has been used for generations among farmers worldwide. Because the eggs are the same size and weight of a large chicken egg, farmers place the wooden eggs under a lazy chicken and magically the chicken begins to lay eggs. Wooden eggs have also been used for generations as a teaching toy for children practicing in the kitchen. Straight from Camden Rose Farms we offer a set of 6 eggs in a recyclable egg container. The eggs are sanded baby smooth.
From styrofoam egg carton
Use the Styrofoam kind for watercolor or acrylic paints. Detach top of carton and use for mixing colors.
- Egg Carton Candy Wagon - Christmas Craft Project
Recycle an egg carton and make a candy wagon for Christmas.
- Egg Carton Sewing Kit Recycled Crafts @ CraftGossip
You've probably seen all kinds of kids' egg carton crafts, but this take on the convenient cubbyhole containers is suitable for any age. Etsy store Swirlyarts is selling, among other items, mini sewing kits made from used cardboard egg cartons.
- Storage Solutions
Transform household goods into innovative containers. Here, three organizing solutions that will help you stay on top of your to-do list in style.
- Make a recycled egg carton bulletin board
A message board made from egg cartons is easy to make and looks charming rather than ridiculous.
- Chesta Vase Made from Egg Cartons | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
Looking for another inspired reuse for all of those egg-cartons left empty after Easter?
- Gorgeous Origen Egg Crate Chandelier | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
With Easter on its way, those of us who engaged in egg-dying festivities are likely to have lots of empty egg crates lying around.
- Homemade Mamas: Egg Carton Roses
lovely topping a package, on a wreath, cards or embellishing other crafts
- bunny & chick easter craft
simple as that: friday craft day : egg carton easter craft
- Decorative Egg Carton Eggs | AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com
Why just dye eggs when you can make an Easter egg design as cool as this? Not only are these Decorative Egg Carton Eggs made from recycled materials, they also have a special surprise inside! So these Easter crafts are eco-friendly AND fun!
- Easter Checkers - Create-Celebrate-Explore
Looking for an Easter craft to do with all of those egg cartons that you hoard? I have just the thing. Easter Checkers. This is what you will need to make this fun Easter game for the kids: 1 16x16" thick plywood Paint: Pink (matte & metallic),
- Egg Carton Dragon Puppet
by Life with Moore Babies
- Egg Carton Finger Puppets. Kids Craft Activity. - Huggies
A Huggies Club Member demonstrates how to make Egg Carton Finger Puppets - a great craft activity for the kids.
How to Make Recycled Crafts: Styrofoam Egg Carton and Popsicle Stick Turtle. Turning Styrofoam egg cartons into cute turtle toys is simple entertainment for kids and adults. You can have fun and help save the Earth by recycling items into crafts, act
- Uncle Sam Hat - Crafts - HighlightsKids.com
Celebrate the Fourth of July by making this Uncle Sam Hat from egg cartons.
- Hat-Tossing Game - Crafts - HighlightsKids.com
Make tiny hats from egg cartons for a hat-toss game.
- Mancala - Crafts - HighlightsKids.com
If you can count, you can play Mancala.
- Dozen Easter Chicks, A - Crafts - HighlightsKids.com
Say 'Happy Easter' with twelve little cotton-ball chicks.
- Grinning Crocodile - Crafts - HighlightsKids.com
Share a smile with this Grinning Crocodile.
- Flying Wing
Make a Flying Wing!This quick and fun activity comes from Model Aviation Magazine and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. It was submitted to their June 1997 issue by Paul Billings of Niota, Tennessee, with original artwork by Julie Anne Visco. It is p
- Daffodil Egg Carton Craft
Educational activities for preschoolers.
- Halloween Crafts: Egg Carton Spider Project Kids Can Make - Kaboose.com
You can use them as decorations for Halloween or at a Spider-Man birthday party and they also make a great recycling project.
- Crafts for Kids: Tulips and other spring fs from egg cartons
You can make it yourself... craft projects, homemade remedies, recycling crafts, and more.
- A Little Hut - Patricia Zapata: recycle project no. 11 - egg carton turned into a heart
Transform egg cartons into wall art.
- Clock and Mouse Craft
free directions and printable template for a clock and mouse, hickory dickory dock craft
- Create an Egg Carton Mask | Activities | Education.com
Preschoolers can ply their creativity making recycled egg carton masks in this clever eco-friendly arts and crafts activity.
- Create an Egg Carton School Bus | Activities | Education.com
This school bus is easy to make, and all you need are some common household items.
- Egg Carton Crab - Free Arts and Crafts for Kids
Find out how to create this fun crab using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.
- Egg Carton Fish - Free Arts and Crafts for Kids
Find out how to create this fun fish using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.
- Egg Carton Jellyfish - Free Arts and Crafts for Kids
Find out how to create this fun jellyfish using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.
- Egg Carton Octopus - Free Arts and Crafts for Kids
Find out how to create this fun octopus using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.
- Egg Carton Oyster - Free Arts and Crafts for Kids
Find out how to create this fun oyster using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.
- Egg Carton Starfish - Free Arts and Crafts for Kids
Find out how to create this fun Star Fish using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.
- Egg Carton Pig
Oink! Oink! Egg carton pig
- Egg Carton Fish
The next time you think of throwing out your egg cartons, think again for they can be used to make beautiful fish!
- Egg Carton Grapes
This time we are converting egg cartons into delicious and juicy grapes :D
- Egg Carton Cat
Our crafts are going green so don't throw your egg carton away.
- Egg carton spider
Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout
- Egg Carton Fish and Rocket Models
We started off crafting up one thing from our left over egg cartons, but instead we followed where the materials wanted to lead us and ended up with something else altogether.
- Aunt Peaches: Egg Carton Flower Thumbtacks
These flower thumbtacks are made form cardboard egg cartons
- Make an Egg Carton Advent Calendar | Activities | Education.com
This homemade advent calendar, stocked with candies and small treats, may help the countdown pass faster for your child. Here's how to get started!
- Snowman from Egg carton
thebestkidsbooksite.com : Craft Projects for Kids
- Free Kids Crafts - Egg Carton Penguin Craft
Free kids craft ideas including free printables, holiday crafts, coloring pages and more!
- Valentine Egg Carton Lollipop Flowers
~ Crafts by Amanda
- This and that about kids...: Mama's making toys - Littlest Pet Shop Playground part 1
egg carton seats on seesaw
- Egg Carton Elephant
Animal Crafts from Crafty-Crafted.com
- Toilet Paper Roll Egg Carton Dinosaur
created from tp rolls and egg crate
3-5-Covering easy-to-make craft ideas using egg cartons, paint, and glue, Ochester sets readers up for a good start with a clear introduction. She also includes a helpful hint that poster paint does not adhere to plastic cartons. However, readers will be dismayed to see that the directions are not explained as carefully in the body of the text and that they must rely on studying the photographed examples.
If there's any sign that an egg cracked in the carton, throw the carton out. Salmonella bacteria can live on the cardboard for months (a kind of dry storage). When junior uses it for the next craft project, he could transfer the bacteria from carton to hand to mouth.
Recycled Crafts Box
Divided into sections dealing with paper, plastic, metal, and fabric, the book tells how these materials are made, traces their history, and explains how they can be recycled, emphasizing benefits to the environment. Tips on how youngsters can make a difference appear throughout, and interviews with artists who work with recyclables are included as sidebars.
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