Learn how to make cute spring flowers in this upcycled egg carton craft for kids.
While out and exploring our area, we talked about how we needed to do some nature crafts. So we came home and devised a fun way to make our own spring flowers craft using the stockpile of egg cartons we have.
I always have good intentions of taking our leftover egg cartons to the farmer’s market, and I always forget. So upcycling them into something pretty and fun is a good second to donating them back to the farmer we buy our eggs from.
If you’ve been looking for a fun upcycled egg carton craft to do with your kids, this is the one! They’ll have a great time because they get to cut and paint. And you’ll be happy because they’ll be occupied for quite some time.
Egg Carton Spring Flowers Craft Tutorial
- The first step is to paint your popsicle sticks green. If you want, you can save some paint by leaving the top of each popsicle stick unpainted. You’ll be gluing your flowers in that spot, so no need for paint there.
- Once you've painted all of your popsicle sticks, set them aside and allow them to dry completely.
- Cut the top (lid) of your egg carton off. You’ll use the flat portions to cut out leaf shapes for your popsicle stems.
- Cut two cardboard leaves for each flower (you can make 6 flowers per egg carton, so you'll need 12 leaves per carton).
- Paint your egg carton leaves green and allow them to dry completely. Once your flower leaves have dried, glue them onto your craft sticks to create stems.
- Cut each egg section out of the bottom portion of the egg carton. Gently tear each of the four sides down to create petals. You’ll need two of these for each flower.
- You are welcome to leave the flowers as they are or you can clean them up. I tore off any rough edges to make the flowers look more delicate.
- Invite your little ones to paint the flowers. You can use acrylic or washable paint.
- Let your little ones dip their fingers into the paint to dot the center of each of your flowers.
- This next step is a fun one! You can either leave your flowers a solid color or let your little ones take a pom pom to stamp colorful paint all over the petals. Allow your flowers to dry completely.
- Once your flowers have dried, glue one flower to the front of your craft stick.
- Glue another flower to the back of the craft stick to create a 3D effect.
- Your flowers are now finished.