Chinese New Year is approaching fast and we are ready to welcome the year of the Snake. Let’s make a snake out of egg cartons today.
Just cut the egg cartons into individual cups and paint green.
Paste googly eyes and tongue (cut out of felt or angpow wrapper).
Paste dots on the body.
Punch a hole and tie a string through the egg carton cups.
The snake is done!
Happy Chinese New Year to all!
Howdy craftiers! Sorry for the long absence. It’s been some time now since our last hand print art, hasn’t it? Let’s make this cute handprint owl art today
Handprint Egg Carton Owl
Paint your palm brown.
Stamp it onto a piece of drawing art block.
Cut the eyes and beak out of an egg carton.
Paint the eyes and beak.
While waiting for the egg carton to dry, paste some feathers on the handprint.
Paste the eyes onto the handprint and the cute owl is done! Boot boot!
Victoria of Reuse Crafts shared with us this beautiful egg carton flowers craft.
Egg Carton Flowers
Thank you Victoria for the wonderful idea. Click here to check out Victoria’s entry.
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Meow! My boy loves cat and he’ll get excited each time we do a cat craft. Today, we did a cat pencil holder using a large toilet roll.
Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder
You’ll need a large toilet paper roll and egg carton as the ears.
Glue the ears to the toilet paper roll and let dry
Glue the toilet paper roll onto a hard board
Once dry, trim off the excess board
Paint it, inside out.
Twist a newspaper
Wrap it with masking tape
Glue cotton around it and paste as the tail
Dab your brush on the cotton to paint it
Paste eyes, nose and draw whiskers and your pencil holder made of entirely recycled materials is done!
He loves it!
We will be going to the beach real soon for a holiday. Getting really excited! Today, we are going to make a turtle/tortoise out of egg carton to gear up for our upcoming getaway!
Egg carton tortoise and turtle
Paint an egg carton cup any colour you like
Decorate it and let dry
Cut the body out of craft foams
Glue the coloured egg carton onto the craft foam.
Glue magnets at the back and you’ll get a cute fridge magnet!
Remember we did egg carton grapes sometime ago? Well, today we are going to do something similar, today we are making egg carton heart
Egg carton heart
You’ll need 12 egg carton cups
Paint them red
It’s so much easier to paint if you place them on an egg carton
Arrange them into a heart shape and glue them in place
A lovely egg carton heart shape
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream..
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to SCREAM!
Alligator or crocodile.. call it what you want as we are making one today
Egg carton alligator
Glue 3 toilet paper rolls together or you may just use kitchen roll.
Glue the egg carton on it and let dry.
Paint the alligator green
Paint the eyes white
Paint the eyeball black. Paste the legs and teeth and the alligator is done
We did an egg carton bee today
Egg carton bee
Paint the egg carton yellow
Paint stripes on it
Glue wings onto the bee
Bend a pipe cleaner (chenille stick) and glue on the head
Paste the eyes and the bee is done
Feeling a little Oink Oink today so we will be making a paper plate pig!
Paper plate pig
You’ll need a paper plate, two cups from the egg carton and a ring cut out of toilet paper roll
Paste a piece of paper on one side of the toilet paper roll ring and cut out the excess
Glue the egg carton and toilet paper roll ring onto the paper plate. Let dry.
Paint the entire surface pink
Leave it to dry
Paste eyes and nose. I used hole punch and punch out black construction paper for the nose.
Your pig is done Oink Oink!
It has been sometime since we last did an egg carton craft. Today, let’s make an elephant!
Egg Carton Elephant
You’ll need a head with huge ears and a body with legs.
Cut them out
Paint it whatever colour you like
Paint the ears and eyes and your elephant is done
Let’s go sailing today
Egg carton sail boat
We’ll need some colored corrugated papers, egg carton and wooden sticks
Draw a triangle on a drawing board and paint on both sides
Once dry, cut and paste on a wooden stick
Use a single hole punch and punch a hole in the middle of the egg carton
Paste corrugated paper to cover the egg carton
Place the wooden stick with the sail in the hole and sit two eggs in your sail boat
We are ready to sail
It’s a bird…. It’s a plane.. Yeah… It’s a PLANE!
Toilet roll airplane
Glue egg carton and toilet roll together
Paint the toilet roll
Let them dry
Paint windows on the plane. Use hairdryer to expedite the drying process. Read more about it here.
Use colored craft foams as the wings and deco
The plane is ready to fly
The kids and their planes
Today, let’s make good use of the egg carton again and make catterpillars out of it
Egg Carton Catterpillars
Cut an egg carton and paint
Remember the craft tips on how to expedite the drying process of your craft work? If you don’t, read about it here.
Paint your pointer white and stamp as the eyes.
This bat will make a great addition to your Halloween decor
Egg carton bat
You’ll need to cut the egg carton as shown above.
Paint it black. Add eyes and draw fangs.
Put a thread through it and hang. Happy Halloween
Egg carton pig
You’ll need two cups of from the egg carton
Glue them together
Hold them together so that they stick nicely on each other
Paint it pink
Use pink craft foams to decorate the pig and you are done
Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again!
Egg carton spider
Paint the egg carton black
Paste a couple of eyes
Use a black pipe cleaner for the legs
Put a thread through it and you’ll have dangling spiders!
Let’s make a giANT today Told you not to throw those egg cartons away. They can come pretty handy for crafts
Egg carton ant
Cut an egg carton
Paint it black or red
Paste the eyes and pipe cleaners as the legs
The GIANT ant is done
Craft Goes Green day This time we are converting egg cartons into delicious and juicy grapes
Yummy egg carton grapes
Cut and paint several egg carton cups
This will be my first time sharing a video of my boy at work This is a video of him painting
Ethan @ 36 months old
Once dry, paste them onto a piece of paper.
Cut and paste felt as the leaves.
Frame the grapes if you wish.
The 3D effect makes it a beautiful art piece
Our crafts are going green so don’t throw your egg carton away. Let’s make a cool cat today
Egg carton cat
Cut the egg carton individually as shown in the picture above.
Glue them together and paint.
Paint your fingertip white and stamp as the eyes
Cut two triangles from felt and paste as the ears
Decorate the cat as you wish
The egg carton cat is ready. Meow
Egg carton fish
The next time you think of throwing out your egg cartons, think again for they can be used to make beautiful fish!
Cut the egg carton into individual cups.
Glue them together to get the shape of a fish.
Paint the fish
The kids deep in concentration
Cut craft foams as the fins. Use pipe cleaner as the mouth
The kid’s finished product – The Egg Carton Fish. Simply beautiful!
The kids and their fish striking a pose