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Adorable Egg Carton Flower Craft For Kids

Flowers are the perfect subject to use for egg carton crafts. Use our easy craft tutorial to learn how kids can make these cute egg carton flowers.

flower craft made from egg carton, button, craft stick and pipe cleaner.

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We are no strangers to egg carton crafts. Yes, we do hoard the carriers because you never know when you will want to make an egg carton caterpillar craft, butterfly or DIY bird mask.

What age is this craft for?

This project can be made by any aged child. They can choose the paint colors and all details of their flower art project. Find 24+ flower crafts for kids here.

child's hand holding paint brush painting egg carton on paper towel.
Here 3-year-old is working on painting her egg carton.

Adult assistance will probably be needed when cutting the egg carton and gluing. We used a hot glue gun to attach the craft stick stem and pipe cleaner leaf.

Check out our more advanced egg carton flower craft in this tutorial.

Recommended Supplies

  • Egg Carton: cut to show 4 spots
  • Washable Paint: We just used regular washable Crayola tempera paint.
  • 1/2 Pipe Cleaner (this is optional to make a leaf to attach to the craft stick stem)
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot Glue Gun For Adults
  • Felt
  • Button
  • 1 Craft Stick
4 spots of egg carton cut on brown table.

Cutting Your Egg Carton

  • We found that flipping over our “cardboard” carrier made it easier to cut.
  • You may have to trim the edges of your flower petals.
  • Cardboard egg cartons will be easier to work with instead of styrofoam (and better for the environment, too)

How To Make Simple Egg Carton Flowers

Before You Begin

An adult should cut the cardboard egg carton so that four spots show. Trim any excess off.

Step 1: Use Paint

Use washable tempera paint in the colors of your choice. Paint the egg carton front and back. You may also want to paint the craft stick that will be the stem.

green and pink painted egg carton.

We let our young child express their own creativity with their color choices.

Step 2: Let Paint Dry

Step 3: Hot Glue Craft Stick On The Back

An adult can add a little extra hot glue on top of the stick to try to secure it well.

craft stick hot glued on to back of painted egg carton.
You can see where we tried to make the stick glued in both spots, but the stem was not long enough.

Step 4: Cut Felt Circle

Cut fringe around the circle. This is great to work on fine motor skills. Tell children to make sure that they use the “inside of the alligator mouth” so that they are able to cut the fabric.

child's hand using blue scissors to cut fringe in purple felt circle.

Step 5: Glue Felt & Button In The Middle

Use hot glue to attach the felt. You can push the felt in to get a little more texture like a real flower.

finger pushing felt inside painted flower craft.

Hot glue a button on top of the center of the flower.

zoomed in view of egg carton flower craft with felt and button.

Step 6: Add A Leaf

You can bend a pipe cleaner or use paper to make a leaf shape to attach to your stem.

egg carton flower kid craft on wooded table.

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Egg Flower Craft For Kids

Kids can make a simple flower craft from a recycled egg carton.
Print Tutorial
egg carton flower kid craft on wooded table.
Prep:5 minutes
Creating:15 minutes
Dry Time:15 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes


  • Scissors for adults to cut egg carton
  • Glue Gun For adults only
  • Paintbrush


  • Pre-Cut Egg Carton 4 sections per craft
  • Tempera Paint you can use any colors you want

Center Of Flower


  • 1 Craft Stick
  • 1/2 piece Pipe Cleaner


Prep Egg Carton

  • Cut a cardboard egg carton in so you have four cups for the petals.

Making Your Flower

  • Use tempera paint to paint the egg carton and craft stick.
  • Let the painted egg carton fully dry.
  • Hot glue a craft stick onto the back of the egg carton near the bottom.
  • Cut a full pipe cleaner in half. Fold 1/2 of a full pipe cleaner to make a leaf. Hot glue onto the stick.
  • Cut a felt circle for the center of your flower. You can cut fringe around the edge.
  • Use hot glue to attach the felt to the middle of your egg carton.
  • Add a button on top of the felt to complete your flower craft.


  • You could also make the leaf out of paper, tissue paper or any material that will glue to the stick.
  • Instead of felt, you could use tissue paper or pom poms for the center of your flower.
  • Let your young child experiment and have fun making this easy egg carton craft.
  • Cardboard egg cartons will be easier to work with instead of styrofoam (and better for the environment, too)
Author: Erin
Cost: under $2

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