We love working with recycled materials here at Red Ted Art HQ. No doubt Toilet Paper Rolls are a firm favourite, but I do love some Egg Carton Crafts too! Egg cartons are an easy carton to cut and manipulate.. but you do really need to “lean into” it’s shape and work with this characteristics. Much more than with the humble toilet rolll!
Gather your craft supplies, your egg boxes, scissors, a lick of paint and let’s see how you can use egg cartons in a creative and fun way! You will never look at old egg cartons the same way again!!
Egg Carton Craft Ideas
Egg Cup Holders
Originally, we made some Egg Carton Roosters from my childhood (these are very popular in the german speaking countries) and then we had a play to adapt it for different characters and seasons.. Such fun crafts to make. So we have –
- Egg Carton Hens / Egg Cups -They are so cute and quick to make, perfect for the Easter table (or just because). Googly eyes are always fun, but these days, I would probably draw some eyes on, or cut some paper ones.
- Egg Carton Bunnies
- And then.. why not… not some Egg Carton Turkeys! Love that you can fill these with Fall Candies!
A hot glue gun makes these super quick to craft, but a glue stick works too!
Egg Carton Boats
Another blast from the past where our kids arty Egg Carton Boats. Combine some toddler art with Egg Cartons, to make these colourful little Egg Cartob Boat Craft! This boat is perfect for hosting some little toys inside and taking them on a boat ride.
Egg Carton Treasure Box
This one makes me really happy! The egg carton treasure box is soooo simple and yet so fun. We came up with on a whim one summer, when both kids had collected lots of “treasures” during the holidays and we needed somewhere to put them!
Egg Carton Unicorns (well recycled unicorns)
Grab some colorful paints and make more recent addition to our crafts.. and though not JUST egg carton unicorns, I do feel it is good to share these recycled unicorns here, as the Egg Carton’s unique shape helped shaped the unicorn’s head in such a great way! And of course.. it combined my love for Cardboard Tubes and recycled lolly sticks too! Pipe cleaners as unicorn horns are adorable.
Egg Carton Flowers are always a winner!
Egg Cartons are popular for making flower collages! They have that perfect nestling shape to create 3d Flower Art. This set was made in Valentine’s Day Colors.. but of course an Egg Carton Flower Bouquet is great as spring decoration and Mother’s Day too!
Egg Carton Fairy Lights
When the kids were little, we had a wonderful time, painting egg cartons in pink and yellow to represent blossoms and daffodils. We then turned them into Egg Carton Fairy Lights! Happy memories. We love this craft so much, it is featured in my first Kids Craft Book (RedTedArt: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids) too!
Egg Carton Bunnies
Speaking of books.. as part of a book tour, we had this lovely guest post from Tracy! Learn how to make these adorable Egg Carton Bunnies with us!
Egg Carton Train – Egg Decorating Competition
The Egg Cartons also make an Eggcellent Eggspress! As my daughter shows you here for our Egg Decorating competition at school. We made sure that some of the teacher’s featured as passengers and it went down a storm! And yes, she won!! Woohoo!
Toddler Egg Carton Finger Puppets
Here is another quick and easy little project and another plast from the past are these toddler Egg Carton Finger Puppets! They were so easy to make and the kids LOVED the process. There is no right or wrong and you get to have lots of creative fun making these little monster puppets. The kiddo will love this!
Egg Carton Frog
Rainy Day Mum shares her cute little Speckled Frogs to go with the “5 little Speckled Frogs” nursery rhyme. Sadly we “lost” her during the hangout, but you can still read her full post.
Egg Carton Caterpillars Grass Heads
Thinly Spread made a fantastic Egg Carton caterpillar sprouting yummy cress, giving us top tips about waterproofing the activity, so the cress does actually grow and not dry out!
Egg Carton Daffodil Bouquet
Next up is a wonderfully “classic” egg carton craft: the daffodil by Me and My Shadow. So cheery and bright for Spring.
Egg Carton Flower Wreath
Finally, I have an Egg Carton flower wreath for you – because I fell in love with it when I saw it on pinterest. It is colourful, bright, happy and just has Spring written all over it. Gorgeous!
Egg Carton Nests
We also have an adorable “Hen & Chick” nest idea for you to take a peak out!
Egg Carton Masks
Blue Bear Wood shares fantastic egg box bird mask. I remember when she first made these some months ago (was it a year?) and loving them then.. and still loving them now. They just make the most of the egg carton shape with the bird beak behing the centre of your carton! You could add some fab paper feathers to this too if you wish.
A lovely play set with egg carton chicks or ducks
How about these cute egg box penguins?! Check out one little project!
Adorable Egg Carton Whale a – fun way to explore the ocean
Hope you have enjoyed this collection of easy egg carton crafts! Which will you make first?