Egg Carton Crafts: Top 8 Easy and Fun Ideas

Let’s face it: we all throw our egg cartons away. But if we use them for innovative creativity and fun ideas, then these egg cartons can produce some really cool and eco-friendly things that will make your children excited. By making these new items, you can teach your kid about colors, saving pennies, bugs and other things. Given below are 8 great egg carton crafts, but be sure to use the ones without any egg spillage and do not allow your young child to use hot gluegun or scissors.

Top 8 Easy and Fun Egg Carton Crafts for You

1. Make a Wreath

It's one of the girls' favorite egg carton crafts. Just change the colors and patterns of flowers to get new exciting decoration for each season!

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • String or yarn
  • Purple and green construction paper
  • Glue
  • Colored poster board
  • Scissors
  • Egg cartons
  • Cut out the sections of egg carton.
  • Cut slits in each section and angle away from the middle.
  • On a poster board, trace the plate and cut out to get a circle, and then trace a bigger plate to ring around the first circle.
  • Paste the flower sections with glue, and make leaves-out of a construction paper and glue to the circular decoration.
  • Punch a hole in between each flower.
  • Make the loop with yarn and glue it to the back for hanging.

2. Fire Truck

It's one of the coolest egg carton crafts. You can make this fire truck for your kids, and it’s guaranteed to catch their attention. 

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • Egg carton
  • Metal skewer
  • Scissors
  • Brushes
  • 2 shoelaces
  • 2 bamboo skewers
  • Glue
  • Black, white and red paint
  • 4 plastic milk bottlecaps
  • 2 beer bottle caps
  • Cut the carton in 2 vertical halves. Cut 1/3 of the flat half to obtain 2 pieces. Cut out the pointed part of the egg cups for the lights.Cut out the flap for bumper and ladder.
  • Paint the carton red. And paint the tiny flat piece white which will be the windscreen. Paint the ladder, bumper and 2 empty toilet rolls white, too.
  • Add detailing after the paint dries.
  • Make holes in the caps with heated metal skewer and paint them black.
  • Make holes for the wheels in the carton by using metal skewer. Pass the bamboo skewer through these holes and thread around the caps to make wheels. Trim the ends around with kitchen scissors.
  • Turn shoelaces around the toilet rolls for getting hoses.
  • Put together all the pieces to get a cool egg carton truck.

3. Ride in the Mini Copters

These mini copters will get your kids, especially boys, smiling from ear to ear. They can be used as toys and can be taken around wherever your kids go.

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • Egg carton
  • Split pins
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Cutting mat and craft knife
  • Cut out the tall part of the carton and cut it into 2 halves to obtain the tail.
  • Cut out taller pieces and snipe off their tops to attach the blades.
  • Paint these cut-outs and paint a windscreen on the front.
  • After it dries, add detailing.
  • With craft knife and cutting mat, cut out paper strips of 10 cm in length and 1 cm in width. 2 for each mini copter.
  • In a cross manner, glue the strips together.
  • With the craft knife, poke a hole on the tiny circular tops and attach the crossed paper strips with a split pin.
  • Stick the tail and top together.

4. Decorate with Flowers

Too tired of flowers getting droopy? Try decorating room with these egg carton flowers that won’t ever wilt. 

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • Egg carton
  • Ribbon, vase
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Craft needle
  • Pompoms
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scrap paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Cut out the egg cups individually and trim the edges round or pointed.
  • Paint the entire cup with the color of your choice.
  • After it dries, poke a hole at egg cup’s base.
  • Pass the green pipe cleaner through a thread and turn it around to keep it secure.
  • Stick a pompom at the center with a hot glue gun.
  • Make several flowers this way to get a beautiful bouquet.

5. Match the Colors

Egg carton crafts can be fun as well as educational. This one is a prefect example. You can create a perfect match-the-color game for your kids to play while they stay indoors.

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • Egg carton
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paints
  • Scissors
  • Cut out the bottom half of the egg carton.
  • Paint each cup with a different color to get 12 cups of various colors.
  • You can ask you children to hunt down small items all around the house and match the objects with each coloured cup and place the items in them.

6. Buggy Bug World

This one is one the most popular egg carton crafts for young kids during Halloween season.

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • Egg carton
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft needle
  • Pipe cleaners in brown and black
  • Googly eye
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Cut out individual egg cups or cut 2-3 cups together.
  • Paint the exterior of the cup with colors of your choice. You may paint 3 cups in a row with green to make a caterpillar.
  • Add detailing after the paint dries.
  • Stick the googly eyes on the front cup to make it the head.
  • With a craft needle, poke the holes and thread the pipe cleaners to create antennas and legs, and secure them by twisting around in the cup.
  • You may add wings by cutting out tissue paperand then hot glue them to the bug. 

7. Egg Cup Shakers

A creative way to use egg carton crafts as vibrating musical instruments. Just hand them to the kids to let them learn and enjoy the rhythm.

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • Egg carton
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paints and paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Rice
  • Scrap paper
  • Cut out 4 individual cups from the egg carton.
  • Paint the exterior with different colors.
  • After the paint dries, flip 1 cup over another.
  • Add 1 tsp. of rice in the 2 cups.
  • Stick the other 2 cups over the ones with the rice by a hot glue gun.
  • Enjoy shaking your very own egg shaped shaker.

8. Bring the Green In

Invite the greenery inside your house by making these exquisite plant pots. 

Things You Need

How to Make It

  • Egg carton
  • Spoon
  • Water
  • Plate
  • Scissors
  • Soil
  • Seeds
  • Black markers
  • Cut out four egg cups to make a pot collection and smooth the edges.
  • Tag each cup with a different plant name and add some potting soil to the 4 cups.
  • Place the seeds in each cup according to the label
  • Place the 4 cups on a plate and put them in a place close to sunlight.
  • Water the pot plants appropriately.
  • Once the plants grow bigger for an egg cup, transfer it to a large pot.