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January 23, 2018

DIY Craft for Kids – Egg Carton DIY Crafts

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DIY Craft for Kids – Egg Carton DIY Crafts

When it comes to buying eggs, you should opt for eggs that are packaged in pulp paper/cardboard packaging. Not only is this packaging better for the environment since they are biodegradable, but they also make an excellent DIY craft for kids material. Cut some up for your kids’ next arts and crafts project while you use the extra carton materials to practice using your green thumb. With the extra parts not used for crafting, try planting some seeds in the separate compartments with some soil and watch them sprout. You can bury the carton in the ground since they are biodegradable. While waiting for your seeds to sprout, take the unused egg cartons and try out one of these kid-friendly craft projects. Here are the weekly top 3 DIY craft for kids featuring egg carton flower, ladybug, and a bumblebee.

Egg Carton Flowers

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photo credit: The Spruce

DIY Craft for Kids - Egg Carton DIY Crafts

photo credit: The Spruce

If it’s almost spring, you can create some spring decorations around the house by getting creative with egg carton flowers. Not only are these flowers easy for any child to complete, but they are also highly customizable. So no two egg carton flowers will have to be the same. The Spruce recommends using acrylic paint since it is consistently brighter than tempera paint. If you do use tempera paint, simply add another coat or two. Combine this with different colored construction paper, pipe cleaners, and pom poms to make the flowers pop out of the page.

Egg Carton Ladybugs

DIY Craft for Kids - Egg Carton DIY Crafts

photo credit: One Little Project

DIY Craft for Kids - Egg Carton DIY Crafts

photo credit: One Little Project

If you’re looking for an egg carton project that will help develop a child’s ability to follow directions, this variation of an egg carton has specific directions that result in an egg carton ladybug. One Little Project recommends using only 2 colors and some grown-up help to complete this particular DIY craft.

Egg Carton Bumble Bee

DIY Craft for Kids - Egg Carton DIY Crafts

photo credit: Crafty Morning

DIY Craft for Kids - Egg Carton DIY Crafts

photo credit: Crafty Morning

For a little bit more advanced project for kids, try this egg carton bumblebee. Similar to the ladybugs, this project uses two egg carton containers to make the bumblebee body. Typically, these bees are painted black and yellow, but let your creativity run wild and try other color combinations to create some out-of-this-world bumblebees!

These three DIY crafts for kids are the best idea to reuse and recycle your used egg carton containers. Instead of throwing out these egg cartons, use it as an opportunity to create some cool 3-D art with your kids or start growing your garden. Either way, you’re supporting the sustainability of the planet.

Stay tuned each week for more DIY craft for kids projects of the week. If DIY videos are more your things, like or follow DiamondPaintingKits.com’s Facebook page for the most popular DIY videos & ideas from the web. If you’re looking for your next craft project, take a look at our extensive collection of diamond painting kit designs in our shop.