Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thrifty Thursday: Recycle Your Egg Cartons into Spring Crafts

I love using egg cartons for art projects. Here are a few of my favorite Spring Easter Egg Carton Crafts. The first one is the most complicated, but sooooo cute!

Bunnies and Chicks

Here's what you need:

1 cardboard egg carton cut up into individual egg cups (leave the backs and the sides on so that you have a place to attach ribbon)

Cotton balls or pompoms in pink, white, yellow or whatever color
sounds fun (enough for two on each creature) plus little ones for
the bunny’s nose and tail.

Ribbon in Spring colors (I used 7 to 10 inches on each side of the cup to tie together. So, it’s a fair bit of ribbon. Thrifting is a great way to score this)

Google eyes (two per creature)
A hole punch
Craft Glue (a hot glue gun works best for attaching the eyes if you are making these for a toddler or preschooler since they are a choking hazard and you want them attached as solidly as possible. DON’T use the glue gun with a toddler or preschooler around.)
Craft paper for bunny ears and the chick’s beak.

By Enchanted Learning

Separate 4, 5, or 6 cups from an egg carton.
Using the point of a scissors, an adult should make 2 small holes at one end for the antennae.
Insert pipe cleaners for the antennae.
Add eyes, a mouth, and decorate.

Egg Carton Ladybug
By Enchanted Learning
Separate one cup from an egg carton.
Using markers or tempera paint, children can color or paint the egg carton cup red. Then, using black marker or paint, color in the head, and make spots on the body.
Using the point of a scissors, an adult should make 6 small holes (3 on each side) at the base of the cup (these will be for the legs). Make 2 small holes (for antennae) where the top of the head will be.

Insert a black pipe cleaner into each a side hole and out the other side for the legs. Use half a pipe cleaner for the antennae.
Glue on googly eyes or paint on white eyes.

Have fun!
Let me know how they turn out!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the egg cartoon caterpillar! Great crafts and we will all have egg cartoons after we dye all those Easter eggs!!