Making Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms

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January 12, 2019

Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - cute little paper red and white mushroomsThese magic mushrooms make cute decorations. All you need is a paper-based egg carton, paint, and glue. This is a great all-ages craft.


Total Time: 1 hour plus dry time


  • 1 egg carton
  • scissors
  • red and white paint
  • paintbrushes
  • hot glue gun with glue
Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - supplies


  1. Cut out the little cups from your egg carton.
  2. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - cut out cups from the carton
  3. I like to cut out the little separator bits to use as smaller mushrooms.
  4. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - cut off the small separator pieces to use as smaller mushrooms
  5. Press in some of the harder edges of the cups to shape into mushroom caps.
  6. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - press in the sharper edges to make better mushroom cap shapes
  7. Paint all the caps red. Let dry.
  8. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - paint the caps red and allow to dry

  9. Add white spots. Let dry.
  10. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - add white spots and allow to dry
  11. To make the mushroom stems, cut long strips out of the rest of the carton.
  12. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - cut long strips from the carton cover to make the stems
  13. Tightly roll up a strip. Cut it when you have the desired thickness for the stem.
  14. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - roll the strip up tightly and cut when the desired thickness is reached
  15. Add some hot glue to the end so it does not unravel.
  16. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - glue at the end to prevent raveling

  17. Add some hot glue to the top of one stem end so you can attach it the cap.
  18. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - add hot glue to one end of the stem so that you can add the cap
  19. Insert into a mushroom cap and hold it into place for 10 seconds.
  20. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - insert into a cap and hold for 10 seconds allowing the glue to set
  21. Repeat with the rest.
  22. Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms - repeat making as many as you like
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