Making crafts from things you have at home is an excellent way to showcase your creativity. This way, you can also reuse your everyday items. Moreover, it is the best way to save money, reduce garbage, and avoid occupying your house with plastic. Upcycled crafts are always amazing.
Are you wondering how to recycle your egg cartons? Well, instead of throwing in the bin, you can use it in your kid’s DIY crafts. Egg cartons are versatile and simple material to work with. If your family is not a vegetarian, surely, you will have numerous egg cartons in your house.
There are a lot of simple crafts for kids that can be done using an egg carton. You may require some extra items to complete the craftwork.
Egg carton flowers: If you are thinking of giving a bunch of flowers, you should try doing never wilt flowers.
Remove the top part of the carton and leave the bottom aside. Now, cut and separate each cup. Cut the outside boundaries. It can be smooth and rounded or jagged and pointed. Choose a paint color and neatly coat the whole cup, outside and inside. After it gets dried, take a push pin or needle and create a hole from the egg cup’s base.
Now, take a green pipe cleaner and thread through the flower. Slightly bend inside the cup so that it remains tight. With a hot glue gun, cover the middle part of the flower using a pompom. You can do the same steps for the remaining cups to create beautiful flowers. Thus, you can do a beautiful flower bouquet.
How to make building blocks and color match games with egg cartons? (H3)
If you are searching for some exciting crafts for kids, you should motivate your child to do their building blocks. It is simple to do with egg cartons.
There are several ways to do building blocks with egg cartons. One way is cutting the egg cartons in half size and some in thirds. Use hot-glue to secure the lids. Take scrap paper. Take the color of your choice and paint the entire container. You can use the same procedure when coloring the remaining containers. Choose a solid color to paint the exterior portion of each carton. Let the carton dry. After it gets dried, you can see how it could be arranged. It should balance and fix appropriately one after another.
Color match game: It does not bore your kid though he/she has done before. Besides a craft, it is one of the best kid activities.
Remove the upper part of the egg carton. You just need the bottom part. Fix a color for each egg cup. Paint it inside the cup. There can be 12 colors. If needed, you can repeat your favorite colors. As it is drying, ask your child to bring items of different colors. Match the items with the egg cup and place inside. You can play games by assigning each color to each kid. They have to find objects of the same color and place inside.