If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
I recently received a package with bright green egg cartons as packing materials – awesome recycled packing materials! Of course I immediately saved the green cartons in my craft room for a rainy day with little ones. With Easter around the corner I know we’ll have plenty more cartons lying around. So, here’s my round up of ideas for how to use those cartons. I hope you get inspired to play and craft with your kids and these great up-cycled egg cartons.
This egg carton wreath is a great family craft and the result is so beautiful and cheerful. A wonderful way to welcome spring!
Egg Carton Wreath – Think Crafts
These Egg Carton Raft Crafts are fun to make and to play with. Kids can personalize by drawing their own sail and adding their favorite embellishments. If you have a lot of kids over you can make a whole fleet of rafts and pirate ships.
Land Ho!! Egg Carton Raft Craft – Molly Moo
Ms. Barbara’s Blog has wonderful ideas for teaching preschoolers all about Bees. Included in the Bee learning activities is this extraordinary Egg Carton Bee Hive!
Bees: A Preschool Study – Ms. Barbara’s Blog
Have you ever noticed that the little ones love toys they fashion out of materials themselves? With inspiration from this tutorial kids can make their own animals and ecosystem with egg cartons, paint and glue.
Penguins Join the Party – A Patchwork Life
These egg carton chicks are perfect for Easter. I think I’m going to encourage my little ones to fill these with little presents for the Easter Bunny!
Easter Egg Carton Chicks – Paper, Plate and Plane
What better way to celebrate Spring than planting a garden? With an egg carton, a small watering can and some seeds kids can plant and care for their own mini garden!
Grow It! Egg Carton Garden – (Cool) Progeny