Easter is coming up faster than I can hide the foil wrappers from all those chocolate eggs I’ve been eating. And if you’re anything like me, you make a lot of egg-heavy dishes—from deviled eggs to dyed Easter eggs to yummy breads and rolls—and end up with a lot of egg cartons. Lucky you: Now you have lots of recycled art supplies to make upcycled egg carton crafts with your kids!
I love that egg cartons are so easy to turn into a million different things. They can be used for sorting pom poms or can be turned into a no-mess paint pallet, or they can be turned into masks or butterflies.
Your kids will have a blast making these fun egg carton crafts! Here are 10 that are my favorites—or ones that I can’t wait to try.
Now, on to using up those eggs so I have more upcycled supplies!
10 fun egg carton crafts
Egg Carton Flowers from I Heart Arts n Crafts. It would be so fun to make an entire bouquet of these egg carton crafts and deliver them to a neighbor for May Day or to Grandma for Mother’s Day!
Egg Carton Butterfly from Crafty Morning. These butterfly crafts are adorable, and I can predict Peeper going a little glitter-crazy with the decorations.
Egg Carton Mask from Pickle Bums. DIY dress-up with recycled art materials? Sign us up! These masks could be made into anything from a bird to Batman.
Egg Carton Faces from yours truly. Peeper and I had such a blast making silly portraits of faces out of recycled egg cartons. It was just as fun for me as it was for her!
Egg Carton Building Blocks from The Pinterested Parent. My kids love to build with blocks—they make towers and zoos and palaces for their princesses. These DIY building blocks are a fun idea when they want something a little different.
Egg Carton Paint Organizer from MomDot. This parenting hack is brilliant for everyone who wants no mess art (or at least less mess art!).
Egg Carton Seed Starters from Someday I’ll Learn. I love that kids can plant seeds in egg cartons to learn not only about how flower (or vegetables!) grow but also about how materials can decompose. Hooray for science!
Egg Carton Dinosaur Hat from Crafty Morning. I harbor visions of a whole party of kids making these hats and roaring around the house. Anyone want to join a dinosaur hat play date??!!
Egg Carton Color Sorting from The Imagination Tree. Fine motor skills plus pre-math practice by sorting: This fun preschooler activity would be fun for a homeschool lesson—or a rainy day activity.
Egg Carton Shakers from Martha Stewart. Just try not to smile when you see these adorable DIY musical instruments. I can’t wait to make them—and to dance with the girls while shaking the heck out of them!
Have fun with these Easter-inspired egg carton crafts!