How to… Make Blossom Fairy Lights (from Egg Cartons)!

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Well well well, this week’s “how to” is a little early in the week (no how to on Friday) AND my kids helped me make it – egg carton blossom fairy lights! I love love love Spring – in particular blossoms – so thought a blossom egg carton craft would be perfect! Many more GREAT Spring Crafts for Preschoolers here!

Gorgeous Egg Carton Blossom Fairy Lights for Kids to make. Love how easy these Cherry Blossom and Daffodil lights are to make using old Egg Cartons. Never leave lights unattended. #blossom #spring #springcrafts #eggcartons #preschoolers
First shared in April 2012 and also features in my firs craft book – Red Ted Art, 60 Cute & Easy Crafts!

I thought that they looked so pretty even those amongst us without children may enjoy having a go at them, hence a “how to” and not “kids craft”.. They are now proudly strung up in the entrance to our “family/ kitchen area”, so pretty much all our visitors see them, when they first come in! We adore these Egg Carton Blossom Fairy Lights. I hope you do too!!

We made some pink blossoms as “cherry tree” spring flowers.. and some yellow flowers, meant to me daffodil fairy lights. The daffodils on their own could make a lovely St David’s Day Craft too… don’t you think?

Please note: Never leave Fairy Lights on unattended.

Gorgeous Egg Carton Blossom Fairy Lights for Kids to make. Love how easy these Cherry Blossom and Daffodil lights are to make using old Egg Cartons. Never leave lights unattended. #blossom #spring #springcrafts #eggcartons #preschoolers

So. Egg cartons!

We made these as part of Tinker Lab’s Egg Carton craft challenge. If you don’t know Tinker Lab, then it is about time you do (but I am pretty certain you may have come across her already) – beautiful and fun crafts and activities for little people. I am sure you will always find something that will inspire you. She runs bi-monthly craft challenges and this month’s was egg cartons! Fabulous. We haven’t really crafted much with egg cartons before (save for our egg carton boats AGES ago), so it was a really nice challenge for us to come back to! And I have been collecting egg cartons for weeks, so now we have plenty of crafty material for us to get stuck in.

We decided to get all “Springy” and make “classic” daffodils and cherry blossom – but with a twist… we added glitter and fairy lights and hey presto – you have magic in your home!

Egg Carton Fairy Lights – Materials

  • Egg cartons, paint (pink & yellow),
  • eco friendly glitter (pink, gold and in our case blue),
  • glue,
  • scissors,
  • paint &
  • a set of plain fairy lights

How to make Egg Carton Flowers for Fairy Lights

1. Cut out your “egg carton” cases. I noticed that one of our boxes had little grooves running down them, so I cut “petal shapes” along these. These then became our cherry blossom. The “plain” cups our daffodils.

2. Get the children to paint! We had about 15 of each shape. Red Ted happily painted about 7 of them in great detail. Pip Squeak managed about 5.  (Look at Pip Squeak’s happy little face!). Then they got bored and moved on to handprinting. I finished them off for them!

(I love that Pip Squeak’s are not a uniform  colour…)

(…whilst Red Ted’s are “perfect”!)

3. Let dry in the sunshine.

4. Add some PVA glue on the inside of your flowers – but not the centre (you will cut a hole here later) and add glitter. Then shake shake shake the glitter from one cup to the next.

5. Dry some more.

6. With nail scissors (I have  special pair for crafting), cut small holes into the centres and pop you egg cups over your fair lights.

7. Switch on. Hang. Admire.

Gorgeous Egg Carton Blossom Fairy Lights for Kids to make. Love how easy these Cherry Blossom and Daffodil lights are to make using old Egg Cartons. Never leave lights unattended. #blossom #spring #springcrafts #eggcartons #preschoolers

Please note: Never leave Fairy Lights on unattended.

What do you reckon? Thumbs up to this egg carton spring crafts? Would you have a go? Which colours would you choose?

Now if you like egg carton crafts – why not join in the special egg carton link up party organised by Tinker Lab? We would love to see what you got up to!

Done!

Come join the Egg Carton challenge!

More wonderful Spring Crafts for Preschoolers here:

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