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! 🙂
Victoria of Reuse Crafts shared with us this beautiful egg carton flowers craft.
Egg Carton Flowers
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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 🙂
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 😀
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 😀
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 😀
Remember the Happy Family Chicken Eggs we just did? Remember the Easter Egg Bunny? All we need to do now is make a basket to keep them nicely together 🙂
Easter Egg Basket. The Happy Chicken Family and their friend, the Easter Bunny 🙂
Cut an empty egg carton. We'll need only four 'nests'.
Trim the sides and paste double-sided tape. Stick a strip of crepe paper all around it.
In case you're wondering how to prepare the crepe paper, just cut a strip and fold. Then trim one end so that it's a little bit rounded.
Use a hole punch and punch a hole each on both sides of the basket. Put a pipe cleaner through it and twist to secure. The Easter Egg Basket is done 🙂
I’m sure we all have egg cartons ‘scattered’ in our house from time to time. Let’s see what we can do with those cartons.
I think we can do a cute penguin out of it…
Paint the egg carton white
Cut a strip of black craft foam and wrap it around the painted carton. You'll need two.
Use a stapler to stapel them together
Trim off the excess carton
Add the wings of the penguin
Decorate the penguin with googly eyes, orange craft foam as the beak, yellow craft foam as the feet and tie a ribbon around it’s neck as a scarf. Give it an ear muff for maximum coolness effect! You may want to glue a magnet at the back of it and it can be a cute fridge magnet!