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!
Once removed my 4 year old got to work painting them with – her choice – pink, yellow and orange paint.
They only needed one coat before we left them to dry.
She loves to paint and was so absorbed in this little job.
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.
I placed then in a hanging glass jar and they look as good as the real thing.
Project: Recycle and Create is a monthly craft challenge celebrating eco-friendly creativity in children!
Don’t forget to take a look at some of the other participants!
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