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Crafts Using Egg Cartons

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Egg cartons are an essential in many crafts for children, including seasonal decorations. This is a guide about crafts using egg cartons.
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February 14, 2012

We cut out cups from egg cartons and painted them each different colours. Then we added googly eyes, foam pieces for noses and pipe cleaners. We filled with heart candy. The kids really enjoyed this project.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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June 16, 2009

This oversized ant is sure to cause a stir at your next outdoor picnic. Make them to use as table decorations.

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Instructions:

  1. Locate 2 Styrofoam egg shapes and 1 Styrofoam ball shape. They sell these in different sizes in stores, so just try to get the same size around egg as the ball so they match up good.
  2. Paint the three Styrofoam pieces black and allow to dry.
  3. Using toothpicks or a wooden kabob skewer, attach the ant body by placing in order an egg shape, the ball in the middle, and an egg shape on the other end. Stick the toothpick or skewer through the Styrofoam shapes. If the skewer is too long, just cut to size.
  4. Cut 3 black pipe cleaners in half. Fold each in half and bend to resemble ant legs. Stick the loose ends into the Styrofoam. I put all three legs on each side in the middle ball, and angled them accordingly.
  5. Cut another black pipe cleaner in half and stick the two ends into the head of the ant to form antennas.
  6. Glue on googly eyes.
  7. Enjoy your faux ants all spring and summer!

By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA

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September 17, 2007

Use your egg cartons before you throw them out! When they are empty, write a different number in each space; either 1-12 or 0-11. Then place 2 beans, coins or other small items in them and close the lid. Shake and reopen. Wherever your items landed, make your kid add or multiply the numbers together. If they get it right, then they get a point, whoever gets the most points wins.

By Lora from Hickory, NC

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February 11, 2008

I just got back last night from a weekend of fun and games with my 5 year old granddaughter, Megan. We all know how little kids love to give presents to grown ups. She gave me some bells that she had made from a recycled paper egg carton. You just cut out the little cups and paint.

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She also offered to let me borrow her extra tooth brush so I wouldn't have to walk all the way downstairs where my tooth brush was kept.

By MartyD from Houston, TX

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

This is a guide about making an egg carton pumpkin. An easy, inexpensive Halloween craft for kids that reuses cardboard cups of an egg carton.

Egg Carton Pumpkin

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

Reuse cardboard egg carton cups to make little Easter treat containers. This is a guide about making egg carton Easter eggs.

Some Easter eggs made from

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January 27, 20170 found this helpful

This craft is easy enough for older children to make themselves. These flowers are excellent gifts. This is a guide about making egg carton flowers.

Egg Carton Flowers

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January 11, 20170 found this helpful

This is a guide about making egg carton baby buggies. These sweet little buggies are perfect to make as baby shower favors.

Baby Buggy Favor

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October 25, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making egg carton spiders. Reuse paper egg carton cups for the body of these cute spider decorations for Halloween.

Section of egg carton and pipe cleaner spider.

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

A clever way to gift Cadbury eggs is in a decorated egg crate. This is a guide about Cadbury egg carton gift.

Cadbury Egg Carton Gift

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January 20, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making an egg carton ship. You and the kids can make a fun ship to hold little bits of this and that from a foam egg carton.

completed egg carton ship

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October 20, 20150 found this helpful

This is a guide about making an egg carton ice cream cone. Kids love to pretend to be a shop keeper. Use these little homemade ice cream cones toys to add some fun to their make believe.

Making an Egg Carton Ice Cream Cone

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October 27, 20070 found this helpful

Anyone have fun craft ideas using egg cartons?

Julia from Maryland

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February 1, 20090 found this helpful

fix paper egg cartons onto a set of string lights to create a pretty set of floral lights.

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April 6, 20120 found this helpful

How craft can you make out of egg cartons?

By Maria from Greenville, NC

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