Did you know you can transform a basic-looking egg carton into a masterpiece? All it takes is a few cool ideas, some crafting supplies, and a little excitement.
We know you probably never gave your egg boxes a second thought before throwing them away, but we’re about to change your mind!
You can use your egg cartons to make fridge magnets, birdfeeders, decorations, etc. And as a bonus point, crafting with such materials will introduce your kids to recycling and its benefits.
So what are you waiting for? Read on for many fun egg carton crafts you can try with your children over the weekend!
1. Egg Carton Flower Craft
Do you want to craft a handmade gift for this year’s Mother’s Day? If so, you’ll love this elegant flower craft that you can make out of an egg carton. And you can add sparkly beads and glitter on top for a bit of glam.
Get the tutorial for egg carton flower craft on M Is for Mama.
2. Egg Carton Ice Cream Cones
Despite the deliciousness of ice cream, it isn’t the healthiest snack. But how can you distract a kid who desperately wants a taste? With an ice cream craft, of course!
All it takes is an egg carton, colorful pom-poms, and cotton wool balls. And voila! You have yourself a real-looking ice cream cone and healthy kids.
Check the instructions for egg carton ice cream cones here, In the Playroom.
3. Egg Carton Darth Vader
Is your kid obsessed with Star Wars? If so, it’s time to craft a cool-looking Darth Vader that they can show off at school. Of course, the most challenging part you’ll meet is cutting the egg carton into the right shape, so may the force be with you. But, after that, finishing the craft will be a breeze.
Find out more about the egg carton Darth Vader on The Craft Train.
4. Egg Carton Butterfly Garland
Your kids will be ecstatic with this cute and colorful room decoration. You can use your leftover egg cartons to make little butterflies and put them through a thread. In addition to the fun you’ll have, you’ll end up with a stylish garland to hang in your kids’ room.
Read more about the egg carton butterfly garland on I Heart Arts n Crafts.
5. Recycled Tiara
Raising kids to be unique should be every parent’s priority, and you can start with something as simple as this craft. Instead of giving your daughter a sparkly tiara like all kids, you can craft a colorful one using old egg cartons. And just like that, you’ll have a unique princess who knows the importance of recycling.
Learn how to make a recycled tiara on My Kid Craft.
6. Carton Goggles
Do you have an adventurous little kid who loves wandering around and watching birds? If so, they’ll need goggles to embark on their new adventure. Luckily, you can craft a simple one using empty egg cartons and a long thread.
Get the tutorial for carton goggles on Education.com.
7. Egg Carton Wreath
You can welcome this year’s spring season with this fun egg carton craft. First, you’ll craft many colorful flowers using your egg carton and paint. Then, you’ll glue them to a circular cardboard piece to form a beautiful wreath.
Check the instructions for the egg carton wreath on Kid Made Modern.
8. Egg Carton Ladybugs
There’s no denying the outstanding beauty of ladybugs. They’re colorful, cute, and so much fun to craft out of recycled egg cartons. You’ll merely need black and red paint, googly eyes, and construction paper to finish your masterpiece and make those lovely ladybugs.
Learn more about egg carton ladybugs on Buggy and Buddy.
9. Dr. Suess Egg Carton Hat
Dr. Suess has given us many timeless stories throughout the years, and he’s been an all-time favorite for many generations. If you’re as inspired by his work as we are, you can make this fun hat out of empty egg cartons and cardboard.
Find out more about the Dr.Suess egg carton hat on The Pinterested Parent.
10. Egg Carton Dragon
Dragons symbolize good luck in China, and they’re an irreplaceable part of its new year’s celebrations. As a creative way of introducing your kid to different cultures, you can make a stunning Chinese dragon out of empty egg cartons.
Read more about the egg carton dragon on I Heart Crafty Things.
11. Egg Carton Pirate Ship
Your kid may be no Jack Sparrow, but he can have a ship as cool as the Black Pearl. You can use an old egg carton as the ship’s base and buy cardstock paper to make the ship sail. So grab your craft supplies and get ready to set sail!
Get the tutorial for egg carton pirate ship on Clever Patch.
12. Egg Carton Jellyfish
You can transform an egg carton into fascinating sea creatures with some creativity. In this project, you’ll craft colorful jellyfish with bead tentacles. And although it won’t swim, it’ll look stunning hung up on your patio.
Check the instructions for egg carton jellyfish on All Free Kids Crafts.
13. Egg Carton Snowman
Everybody loves a white Christmas, but not all of us are lucky to have it. However, you can still manifest its spirit by crafting cute snowmen out of egg cartons. You’ll need pom-poms, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and felt to make a cute-looking snowman.
Learn how to make an egg carton snowman on I Heart Arts n Crafts.
14. Egg Carton Masks
Throwing a birthday party for your kids necessitates making cool photo props to take memorable and fun pictures. And luckily, implementing this idea isn’t as challenging as you’d think. You only need some old egg cartons and popsicle sticks, and you’re good to go!
Find out more about egg carton masks on Teaching Every Day.
15. Egg Carton Spring Chicks
This super fun craft will put your kids in a cheerful mood and get them all excited for the spring. First, they’ll use two colored egg carton cups to make the shape of a chick. Then, they can draw the eyes and use construction paper for the beak.
Learn more about egg carton spring chicks on Typically Simple.
16. Garden Craft
This project is one of the most fun egg carton crafts for kids. It includes making a miniature garden with an egg carton base and cardstock flowers. And for the best part, your little ones will have just as much fun caring for it as they would with a natural garden.
Get the garden craft tutorial on The Best Ideas for Kids.
17. Treasure Box
If your little guys want to play a realistic treasure hunt game, they need a well-sealed treasure box to hide. Luckily, an old egg carton is just the right size for this super simple craft. And as a bonus point, the kids can fill their treasure box with delicious candies and sweets.
Check the instructions for the treasure box on Red Ted Art.
18. Fire Truck Craft
It’s undeniable that not all heroes wear capes; some wear firefighter clothes. And you can appreciate them with your kids by making this perfect craft, a fire truck out of an egg carton. Of course, you’ll also need bottle caps and skewers to finish your project.
Learn how to make fire truck craft on The Craft Train.
19. Egg Carton Boat
Sailing a boat is so much fun, but sadly, it isn’t suitable for kids. However, you can craft an adorable boat with your little ones using an egg carton and plastic straws as a creative alternative. And although it won’t do well in the waters, it’ll look beautiful sitting on your kids’ nightstand.
Find out more about the egg carton boat on Mombrite.
20. Fridge Magnet Egg Carton Flower Craft
When it comes to egg carton crafts for kids, simplicity is vital. You don’t have to go out of your way to prepare a fun project. Take this great craft as an example; you’ll only need egg cartons, pipe cleaners, and paint to make attractive-looking fridge magnets.
Check the instructions for fridge magnet egg carton flower craft on Twitchetts.
21. Ghost and Bat Halloween Bunting
Instead of spending a fortune on a Halloween decoration for your house, you can make one out of egg cartons. You can cut some spooky ghosts and scary bats and put them through a thread to make a bunting.
Learn how to make a ghost and bat Halloween bunting on Blue Bear Wood.
22. Earth Day Wreath
To celebrate earth day properly, you should look for environment-friendly and fun ideas. And what’s better than egg carton crafts for kids?
In this project, you’ll use egg cartons to make many colorful flowers and tulips. Then, you’ll assemble them to make an alluring floral wreath.
Find out more about earth day wreath on Plaid Online.
23. Tissue Paper and Egg Carton Tulips
All flowers bloom beautifully, but nothing comes close to the glamour of tulips. And instead of plucking some from your garden, you can make them using egg cartons and tissue paper. In addition, you can use pipe cleaners for the stems and a water bottle for the vase.
Read more about tissue paper and egg carton tulips on Crafty Morning.
24. Turtle Recycled Egg Carton Craft
Do your kids love turtles, but they’re too young to care for real ones? If so, pack up some green pom-poms, googly eyes, and egg cartons and make them some fake super cute turtles!
After you cut the egg cartons and paint them green, the rest of the project will be a piece of cake. So, if you have big kids, you can let them join in on the fun.
Learn more about turtle recycled egg carton craft on Emma Owl.
25. Apple Egg Carton Craft
One of the most fun things about egg cartons is that you can use them to make anything, even little apples. In this project, you’ll cut the egg carton cups and use them to make many red fruits. Each apple will take two cups, and you can use green cardstock paper for the leaves.
Get the tutorial for apple egg carton craft on Non-Toy Gifts.
26. Egg Carton Building Blocks
Playing with blocks benefits kids and improves their creativity, as does crafting. You can merge the two and craft blocks out of egg cartons. Then, you can let your kids paint them in their favorite colors, and after they finish, they’ll have themselves a brand-new toy!
Check the instructions for egg carton building blocks on The Pinterested Parent.
27. Turkey Egg Carton Craft
You can prepare many fun egg carton crafts for kids for this year’s Thanksgiving, including this adorable turkey one. First, your little ones will use colored construction paper for the feathers and empty egg cartons for the body. Then, later on, you can use those handmade turkeys as decoration on your dinner table.
Find out more about turkey egg carton craft on Living Well Mom.
28. Race Cars and Egg Craft
Out of the many cool things kids play with, cars are their favorite. That’s why it’s time to make a cute race car out of egg cartons. You can do the cutting part since it’s challenging and leave the rest of the project for them. After you finish, you’ll have an unbeatable race car and a hard-working egg driver.
Read more about race cars and egg craft on Krokotak.
Teaching kids to act kindly towards animals is of utmost importance. And you can begin the learning journey with this fun and cute craft. You’ll use an empty egg carton and a string to make a birdfeeder. Then, you can fill it with seeds and hang the feeder in your garden.
Learn how to make a birdfeeder on The Creative Cubby.
30. Egg Carton Diorama
Do you want to create majestic 3D scenery from an old egg carton? If so, you’ll love this project. With the help of your kids, you’ll make a diorama using old artwork and glue. After you finish, you can hang the beautiful creation in your kids’ room.
Get the tutorial for the egg carton diorama on Handy With Scissors.
31. Mushrooms Egg Carton Craft
We all grew up with the smurfs and their cute mushroom houses. You can introduce your kids to the funny characters through this fun craft. You’ll only need egg cartons, paint, scissors, and glue. Finally, if you have smurf figures, they’ll make for perfect decorations next to the little mushrooms.
Check the instructions for mushrooms egg carton craft on Artsy Craftsy Mom.
32. Egg Carton Bees
Is there anything cuter on this earth than bees that don’t sting? If your answer is no, you can give this adorable project a try. You’ll use egg cartons, googly eyes, and black and yellow paint to make a smiling little bee.
Learn how to make egg carton bees on Buggy and Buddy.
33. Cherry Blossom Branch
You can celebrate this year’s national cherry blossom festival with a craft as cute as this one. First, you’ll use brown branches and egg cartons to finish the project. Then, you can put them in a vase and use them as home decor.
Find out more about the cherry blossom branch on Crafts by Amanda.
34. Dinosaur Hats
If your kids love dinosaurs, you can craft scary-looking hats using egg cartons. They’ll come in handy for any upcoming costume party or Halloween celebration. And for the best part, they won’t cost you much money or take time to make.
Read more about dinosaur hats on Crafty Morning.
35. Jingle Bell Christmas Ornaments
The merry season is an ideal time to send out heartwarming homemade gifts, like cute ornaments. Whether you decide to hang them on your Christmas tree or give them to loved ones as memoirs, you’ll love making those ornaments from egg cartons.
Learn more about jingle bell Christmas ornaments on Powerful Mothering.
36. Sly Fox Craft
Teaching kids about the animal kingdom is ten times more fun when incorporating crafting. So you can prepare this cute craft and make a sly fox out of an old egg carton. It’s simple, fun, and won’t take much of your time to finish.
Get the tutorial for sly fox craft on Make Film Play.
37. Egg Carton Train
Out of the many egg carton crafts for kids on our list, this is one of the most entertaining. Your kids will craft a train with many cars and use it to transport little toys around the house.
So instead of spending a fortune on a real train, you’ll teach your kids about crafting and recycling at the same time. Also, you can get more train crafting ideas on craftwhack.com.
Check the instructions for the egg carton train on The Craft Train.
Now that you have many egg carton crafts for kids you can try out, you can have a fun weekend full of family activities and crafting!