I've made several recycled crafts and activities for kids using cardboard but nothing like these amazing egg carton projects.  You'll be blown away by these 22 things to make using an egg carton.  Some of the egg carton crafts include sewing kits, floral arrangements, buttons, activities, egg carton flowers, games and props to encourage your child to play for hours.

Fun Things to Make with Egg Cartons

Egg Carton Crafts

Egg Carton Crafts

1.  Egg Carton Buttons ~ Make your own custom hand painted buttons from recycled egg cartons.  Aren't they adorable?  They are sturdy enough for light use, but not for washing.

Egg Carton Crafts

2.  Egg Carton Sewing Kit {Sewing Kits} ~ This sewing kit is rustic and lovely, perfect to display in your craft or hobby room! Easy to put together to store all of the essential sewing tools and supplies for a quick job! Would even make a fabulous little gift for a bride to be!

Egg Carton Crafts

 3.  Egg Carton Vase ~ Create a beautiful Spring centerpiece from an egg carton, plastic eggs and store bought flowers.  You could also pick flowers from your garden.

Egg Carton Crafts

4.  Egg Carton Planter ~ Egg cartons are perfect as seed starters. Just fill each cup with potting soil and plant some seeds.

Crafts with Egg Cartons

Crafts with Egg Cartons

5.  DIY Fire-Starters ~ I think this is such a fun and original gift idea, perfect for a winter neighbor gift or for someone who loves to camp and/or hunt.  This egg carton is filled with wax and other flammables so when you ned to start a fire, you can just rip off one of the egg cups, light the carton part and you have easy-to-burn kindling to get your fire going.  The tutorial shows you everything you need to put together this gift, including a free printable template for the top of the carton. Egg Carton Crafts 6. Egg Carton Gift Wrap ~ Decorate an empty egg carton with water-based paint and fill it with your favorite homemade mini muffins or other small items for a homemade gift for any occasion. (This post is in Spanish, but couldn't resist showing you how beautiful egg cartons can look when painted and used for packaging.)

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

7.  How to Make an Egg Carton Flower ~ After you've made mom breakfast in bed you can use the recycled egg carton to make these gorgeous flowers.  The pearls and beads in the center are perfection!

Mother's Day Flowers

8.  Egg Carton Flowers ~ Surprise mom this Mother's Day with a bouquet of flowers!  Your child will love making them with paint, recycled cardboard tubes and egg cartons.

Egg Carton Flowers

9.  Egg Carton Flower Garland ~ Make a beautiful flower garland with egg cartons and spray paint.  It's perfect for Spring decorating or a summer luau.

Egg Carton Flowers

10.  Egg Carton Roses ~ Learn how to transform an egg carton into these beautiful roses with this wonderful step by step tutorial.  Note: One dozen egg carton will make two flowers.  Gift these beauties for mom, grandma, teacher or use as a pretty centerpiece.

Egg Carton Activities

Educational Crafts 11.  The Hungry Caterpillar Activity and Printable {Books} ~ Using the classic book The Hungry Caterpillar this post features a couple enrichment activities your preschool aged children will love! First is an egg carton painting project where they can create the caterpillar. Followed by a printable with food the caterpillar eats, and finally just like in the book she shows you how to turn that egg carton caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly! Fun and educational, a win win! Egg Carton Activities 12.  Egg Carton Color Sorting ~ A simple way to help teach your children colors is by sorting.  All you need is an egg carton, coloring pens and colored chips.

Egg Carton Activities

13.  Math Play: Egg Carton Number Toss  {Fun Games} ~ This fun game will help children practice number recognition, matching, and work on hand-eye coordination skills. If you have an older child, have them toss answer math questions by tossing the candy into the correct answer (ex: 15+19=???  or what is 12 divided by 3???).  This fun game is easy to adapt to a wide range of ages.

Egg Carton Crafts

14.  Spy Glasses ~ "There's a new agent in town!"  How fantastic are these spy glasses?!  They help encourage your child's creative minds and their imagination will run wild for hours with these spy glasses.
Egg Carton Ship {Party}
15.  Egg Carton Ship  ~ It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating with Pirates, Pilgrims, or Christopher Columbus, these egg carton ships will be the perfect addition to the party.  Make them ahead of time to decorate a table, let the guests create their own as a party activity, or fill them with candy and send them home as a party favor.

Egg Carton Activities

16.  Egg Carton Train ~ Upcycle egg cartons, paper plates, and cardboard tubes into this "chew chew" cute train!  It's simple enough for your child to make most of it themselves.

Egg Carton Animals

DIY Giraffe Mask

17.  Egg Carton Giraffe Mask ~ How adorable is this giraffe mask?!  I love it!  It's a fun craft for children to make with an end result of being able to wear it!

Egg Carton Animals

18.  How to Make Egg Carton Owls ~ Make owls with recycled egg cartons and decorate them with paint, feathers, glitter and glue. Egg Carton Animals 19.  Recycled Egg Carton Caterpillar ~ Teach your children the importance of recycling with this fun caterpillar craft.

Egg carton Activities

20.  Egg Carton Bunny and Chick {craft for kids} - These cute little animals will be a fun craft for the kids to create and embellish.  Start saving your egg cartons now. Chinese New Year Dragon 21.  Egg Carton Dragon ~ A terrific way to make a Chinese dragon by using recycled egg cartons.  Kid’s can paint and decorate the carton and mom can attach the body and add red felt for the tongue.

Egg Carton Animals

22.  Egg Carton Turtle ~ What fun these little turtles are!  Pipe cleaner for the feet, egg carton body and a pom pom head with googly eyes.

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