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Easy Egg Carton Craft Ideas For Kids

Working with old egg cartons is a great way to work on developing your young one’s fine motor skills. Find your next fun craft idea for kids of all ages with one of these clever egg carton crafts.

turtle egg carton craft, egg carton mask, flower, caterpillar in front of regular egg carton.

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You probably will want to think twice the next time you want to throw away those egg cartons in the recycle bin. There are so many fun ideas that use simple materials you probably already have.

Craft Supplies You May Need

These simple egg carton crafts are fun for the whole family. In addition to an empty egg carton, here are some of the different things you may need to complete these craft ideas.

egg carton cut, paints, purple paint and pipe cleaner.
  • Tissue Paper
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • A Good Pair Of Scissors
  • Tempera or Acrylic Paint
  • A Glue Stick or Hot Glue Gun
  • Clothespin
  • Googly Eyes
flower craft made from egg carton, button, craft stick and pipe cleaner.
Adorable Egg Carton Flower Craft For Kids
Kids can't mess this craft up. Let them explore the paint colors however they want. You can add extra texture to your beautiful flowers by using felt, buttons, pipe cleaners & popsicle sticks.
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two bird masks craft made from egg cartons, feathers and paint.
Unique Bird Egg Carton Mask Craft For Kids
You don't have to just make a bird mask from an egg carton, but the natural shape of the cardboard lends itself to be an animal with a beak. Poke eye holes and add fun accessories like feathers to complete this adorable craft. You can have your own masquerade ball after you hot glue a simple craft stick on.
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egg carton painted butterfly crafts on marble table.
Easy Egg Carton Butterfly Craft For Kids
There are different ways to make this butterfly craft and butterfly body. From a clothespin to a craft stick with glittery pom poms, you can probably use what you already have on hand. Get detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create your own butterfly.
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cute kid turtle craft painted green made from egg carton, goggly eyes and pipe cleaners.
Cutest Egg Carton Turtles
This easy turtle craft is perfect for young kids. Just add a few details and googly eyes to your individual egg cups. Children will have so much fun playing with their adorable turtle playmates. We love that this turtle stands up on cute green pipe cleaner feet.
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red and green painted egg carton caterpillar craft with googly eyes and pipe cleaner.
Easy Egg Carton Caterpillar Craft For Preschoolers
These hungry caterpillars are super cute and can help preschooler remember their vowels. Kids will love making this easy craft idea. You could also use different colors if you want to allow for more artistic choices from younger kids.
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yellow, red and purple painted egg carton flowers with buttons in the center.
DIY Egg Carton Flowers
These egg carton flowers are probably the most difficult project to make on the list. Have fun creating different petal shapes out of the individual egg carton cups. You can choose your own paint colors and make your flower craft as realistic as you want.
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