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Egg carton flowers

This year is speeding by and I can’t believe it’s time for our third craft in the Project: Recycle and Create series. This months materials was egg cartons which I don’t think we’ve ever crafted with before. We had plenty of egg cartons in our recycling box so tried our hand at making egg carton flowers.

Egg boxes aren’t half as much fun as I remember from my own childhood. They’ve been re-designed so it’s much harder to cut out a decent dimple to craft with. Instead we cut out the bits in between!

Egg carton flower craft

Once removed my 4 year old got to work painting them with – her choice – pink, yellow and orange paint.

Egg carton flower craft

They only needed one coat before we left them to dry.

Egg carton flower craft

She loves to paint and was so absorbed in this little job.

Egg carton flower craft

They looked really pretty when dry. To make the stems we threaded pipe cleaners through the top of each one, making a hole if necessary. We folded the end of the stem over to make sure they stayed in place.

egg carton flower craft

I placed then in a hanging glass jar and they look as good as the real thing.

egg carton flowers in a hanging glass vase

 

Project: Recycle and Create is a monthly craft challenge celebrating eco-friendly creativity in children!

Project: Recycle and Create

 

 Don’t forget to take a look at some of the other participants!egg cartons
Egg Carton Mache Molds by Teach me Mommy
Intrinsic Hand Strengthening Activity by Sugar Aunts
Flowers by The Gingerbread House
Daffodils by Nemscok Farms
Space Station by Peakle Pie
Egg Carton Mosaic Art  by Our Whimsical Days

Linking up my egg carton flowers with How to Sundays and Craft Schooling Sundays

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6 Comments

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    Emma
    March 25, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Love the look of concentration! These must brighten up a room!
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    Sarah - Craft Invaders
    April 3, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Love these – they look so cute!

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    April 3, 2016 at 11:28 am

    egg carton flowers are the best! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

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    Maria at Crafty Cooks
    April 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    love these, i never have cardboard egg boxes anymore though x
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    Kerry
    April 4, 2016 at 7:07 am

    What a simple but effective idea!

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    Jenny - Monkey and Mouse
    April 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    These look great, a perfect idea for all our cardboard egg boxes. It’s definitely harder to cut them out though nowadays! Thanks for linking up with #HowtoSundays 🙂 x

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