Spring weather has taken forever to arrive in our part of the country, so one of the ways we’ve been fighting the cold-weather blues is to come up with fun, new craft ideas. One of our recent favourites? Crafts made with egg cartons! I love crafting with egg cartons because we always seem to have some on hand, and it’s a great way to recycle.
Let me show you some of our favourite egg carton craft ideas — some egg carton bugs, egg carton eye goggles, and egg carton hatching chicks — and make sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see how you could win $5,000 by entering your own craft idea in the Today’s Parent Craft Challenge in partnership with Children’s Advil®!
The nice thing about these crafts is that they use lots of simple craft supplies that you probably already have at home. For these crafts, you’ll need:
- paper egg carton
- child-safe paints
- paint brush
- glue gun and/or white craft glue
- pipe cleaners
- googly eyes
- pinking shears
- 1/4″ wide elastic
- permanent marker
You can craft with your kids using a glue gun to help them make their items, or have them use white glue to attach things together themselves.
These crafts are also really fun to play with after you’ve made them! We thought these critters made an excellent puppet show on our living room coffee table.
Watch this video to learn how to make these simple egg carton crafts with your kids:
Do you have a fantastic kids craft idea? Take the Today’s Parent Craft Challenge in partnership with Children’s Advil! Make your own craft video and submit it for a chance to win one of four $5000 prizes. You can check out all of the details right here. Have fun crafting and good luck!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rogers and this initiative was made possible by Pfizer Canada. The opinions expressed in my blog are my own and not those of Rogers, Today’s Parent or Children’s Advil.