Spring Flowers Egg Carton Craft

Recycled Egg Carton Flowers Spring Craft for Kids

A spring craft for kids using a recycled egg carton!

Spring has (almost) sprung! Here in the Midwest, we have been lucky enough to have a couple of gorgeous warm and sunny days! When the temps went back down, we celebrated by crafting these flowers made from recycled egg cartons.

My 5-year-old has this idea that when we have some free time, we should go outside and pick up trash so that the animals don’t eat it. I love her kind heart. We always try to pick up what we can (within sanitary conditions), but we primarily help our fellow animal friends and our Mother Earth by recycling what we can. We love to make mixed media art from junk mail, and you have no idea how many pirate ships have sailed through my living room thanks to online shopping boxes.

Egg cartons are recyclable depending on where you live but also so much fun to craft with! Not only does this craft help the environment, it will help little fingers learn to cut and paint on an uneven surface, blend colors, and glue! It’s also a great time to sit down and relax on those days full of outdoor madness.


How to Make Recycled Egg Carton Flowers 


 Egg carton craft supplies: egg carton, glue, scissors, tempera paint, and paint brushes

Here’s what you’ll need:



Recycled Egg Carton Flowers Video:




Recycled Egg Carton Flowers Instructions:


 1. Cut egg carton into a flower shape (see photo for reference)

 Scissors cutting egg carton


 2.Paint egg carton using tempera paint. Let dry

 Paintbrush painting egg carton


 3. Glue straw to back of egg carton to create a stem

 Straw and painted egg carton


 4. Optional* Add construction paper leaves

 Egg carton craft


Happy Spring!

If you’d like to create a garden out of some outdoor elements, this DIY Gnome and Fairy Garden Craft for Kids is a fun way to get kids outside and familiar with their natural surroundings. Or these mini garden kits are perfect for indoor gardening in any weather. 

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