Buying eggs is part of any family’s daily routine but have you given any thought to what happens to the carton that the eggs came in? These protective boxes are usually made from recycled paper and pulp. Even though these boxes are biodegradable, failing to recycle them properly will mean they end up in a landfill where they will decompose very slowly, where mixed with other types of solid waste they will release toxins into the air, polluting the air we breathe. So what can you do? Start Composting (and put these egg cartons into your composting bin), OR, better still, have some fun with them with egg art for kids, before you put them out.
Egg cartons are great for kids craft projects Gather all the spare egg cartons you can find because here are 5 fun and pretty things to make with your kids:
1. Egg Carton Spider: All you need for this simple activity is some paint, pipe cleaners and a pair of scissors. The eyes can be painted onto the face of the spider if stick-on googly eyes are not available in your home. This is one scary creature that kids will love making.
2. Egg Carton Snowman: You will need some black and white paint and a bit of red felt paper.
3. Egg Carton Flowers: Cut out each individual egg carton cup and shape it into petals using scissors as seen in the video. Paint the cup and stick on a pretty piece of paper, after which you can ask the kids to decorate the surrounding area with crayons, glitter, color pencils and let their imagination go wild! And voila, you have a pretty garden that the kids will love creating. Isn’t this a fun egg carton craft for kids?
4. Rooster Egg Holder: To make a great egg holder for boiled eggs, try this individual egg holder chicken. Your kids will love flaunting their egg art at the breakfast table everyday. This activity requires a small amount of felt paper in red and yellow along with glue, scissors and a black marker.
5. Lady Bird: This lady bug is made with lots of red and black paint and is a great activity for kids, especially the part that involves adding the polka dots. If one is not enough, try making a half dozen that the kids can place all over their room.
If these 5 egg carton crafts for kids don’t satisfy your creative side, then head over to the internet to find plenty more kids egg craft ideas that range in difficulty from extremely easy to quite difficult. Involving children in egg carton crafts will help educate them about the importance of recycling and upcycling while having tons of fun!