Egg Carton Flowers (Perfect Spring or Mother’s Day Craft)

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Kids love to pick flowers for their moms! But those small flowers (or sometimes weeds!) that kids pick from the yard always die too fast. Egg Carton Flowers are easy to make so start saving those egg cartons for a fun and easy craft the kids will enjoy. Any mom or Grandma would love to have an egg carton flower bouquet as a keepsake.

Supplies needed for Egg Carton Flowers

– cardboard egg carton
– scissors
– craft paint in assorted colors
– paintbrushes
– cups of water (for rinsing brush)
– heavy construction paper, cardboard, or art canvas
– craft glue or hot glue, glue gun

Yield: One Bouquet

Egg Carton Flowers (Perfect for Spring or Mother's Day)

Egg Carton Flowers (Perfect for Spring or Mother's Day)

Kids love to pick flowers for their moms! But those small flowers (or sometimes weeds!) that kids pick from the yard always die too fast. Egg Carton Flowers are easy to make so start saving those egg cartons for a fun and easy craft the kids will enjoy. Any mom or Grandma would love to have an egg carton flower bouquet as a keepsake.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Craft paint in assorted colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cups of water (for rinsing brush)
  • Heavy construction paper, cardboard, or art canvas
  • Craft glue or hot glue, glue gun

Tools

  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

Begin by cutting the egg carton in half long ways. This will make it easier to handle your egg carton as you cut it.

2. Start cutting out the individual egg cups. Separating them will also allow you to handle them easier as you cut. For our egg carton, it had some side grooves so we cut the cups into groups of four for easy cutting.

3. Work on the individual cups or flowers. Use the scissors to create "petals" by adding zig zags or ruffles. You can also create some simple round cups with smooth edges like we did.

4. Repeat, creating 7-9 bloom as well as leaves. For our leaves we took flat parts of the egg carton lid, cut out ovals, and fringed the edges with scissors.

5. Start painting! Use your paint brushes and craft paint to paint the cardboard flowers. If your cardboard is dark like ours, you want to apply two coats, allowing paint to dry well in between coats.

6. Allow the egg carton flowers to dry. Because the cardboard absorbs the paint, we allowed ours to dry overnight.

7. Arrange your flowers on your paper, cardboard, or canvas to get an idea of how you want to arrange them. Once you have them in place, start adding dabs of glue to the back of the flowers and press them back to the paper/canvas/cardboard. Hold in place until secure.

8. Continue gluing flowers until all are in place. Add your leaves and foliage last.

9. Allow to dry, and display!

Directions:


1. Begin by cutting the egg carton in half long ways. This will make it easier to handle your egg carton as you cut it.

2. Start cutting out the individual egg cups. Separating them will also allow you to handle them easier as you cut. For our egg carton, it had some side grooves so we cut the cups into groups of four for easy cutting.

3. Work on the individual cups or flowers. Use the scissors to create “petals” by adding zig zags or ruffles. You can also create some simple round cups with smooth edges like we did. 

4. Repeat, creating 7-9 bloom as well as leaves. For our leaves we took flat parts of the egg carton lid, cut out ovals, and fringed the edges with scissors. 

5. Start painting! Use your paint brushes and craft paint to paint the cardboard flowers. If your cardboard is dark like ours, you want to apply two coats, allowing paint to dry well in between coats. 

6. Allow the egg carton flowers to dry. Because the cardboard absorbs the paint, we allowed ours to dry overnight. 

7. Arrange your flowers on your paper, cardboard, or canvas to get an idea of how you want to arrange them. Once you have them in place, start adding dabs of glue to the back of the flowers and press them back to the paper/canvas/cardboard. Hold in place until secure.

8. Continue gluing flowers until all are in place. Add your leaves and foliage last. 

9. Allow to dry, and display!

I hope your kids have fun making this craft!