Crafts Using Egg Cartons

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


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



  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.
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  3. Paint the three Styrofoam pieces black and allow to dry.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cut another black pipe cleaner in half and stick the two ends into the head of the ant to form antennas.
  7. Glue on googly eyes.
  8. 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.

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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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October 27, 2007

Anyone have fun craft ideas using egg cartons?

Julia from Maryland


October 29, 20070 found this helpful

Check out this site, they have lots of ideas!

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November 1, 20070 found this helpful

this site has some great egg carton crafts.

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By Rae-Leigh (Guest Post)
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, 2012

How craft can you make out of egg cartons?

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January 4, 2019

Painted paper egg carton sections can be used to make these cute Easter treat containers. This is a page about making egg carton Easter chick containers.

Egg Carton Easter Chick Containers - three chicks one with candy inside

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January 15, 2017

This is a page 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, 2017

Looking for a way to remove the plastic from Easter? There Easter eggs reuse cardboard egg carton cups to make little plastic-free Easter egg treat containers.

Some Easter eggs made from

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June 21, 2020

Start saving your paper egg cartons. You can use them to make a pretty Christmas wreath. We can show you how.

Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - attach bow and display

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May 5, 2020

Mushrooms are a favorite art and crafts theme. These cuties are made from a paper egg carton. Find out how below.

Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - repeat making as many as you like

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April 21, 2020

Save your cardboard egg cartons to make one of these adorable alligators. This is a great recycled craft to do with the kids.

Egg Carton Alligator - finished egg carton gator

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March 13, 2020

From egg crate to doll furniture, this project will guide you through the steps. Your kids can help made these miniature chairs and table plus have fun playing with them afterwards.

Egg Carton Miniature Furniture - table and two chairs

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March 12, 2020

Time for a new egg carton toy craft. Here we will show you how to make a bee and its hive. It's a fun toy and would be great to use in teaching children about the important role bees play in our lives, pollenating our flowers and the plants we grow for food.

Bee and Beehive Egg Carton Toy - open hive crate with a bee in one nook

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March 10, 2020

Next to TP tubes, egg cartons are a very popular supply to keep on hand for recycled crafts. This project shows you how to turn an egg carton section into this cute little octopus with the addition of paint, yarn, and googly eyes.

Making an Egg Carton Octopus - green glitter painted octopus with googly eyes

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January 27, 2017

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

Egg Carton Flowers

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January 11, 2017

This is a page 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, 2016

This is a page 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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