42 Upcycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids

March 13, 2020

Annette Breedlove

Annette Breedlove

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With six kids who all love eggs, it’s easy to go through a dozen eggs for breakfast. So we can easily have a couple of egg cartons lying around ready for crafts. My girls love to take “trash” and make creative outfits, beds, houses and more for their dolls.

It is one of my favorite things to watch them do together. They are so creative with their ideas and how to use scraps of material, paper and even egg cartons. 

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With Resurrection Sunday coming up, you will likely have extra egg cartons coming your way, so why not upcycle them to create some super cute and fun crafts with your kids! Some of these are perfect to welcome spring and some of them are great all year long!

These would also be great to add to a unit study! You’ll find ocean animals, flowers, a spaceship, dinosaurs and more to keep your kids occupied and excited for craft time this year!

Does your family eat a lot of eggs? Do you have a pile of egg cartons lying around? Put them to good use for your next craft day with these fun (and cute) ideas!

Ocean Themed

Egg Carton Whale Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

Colorful Jellyfish | Crafts by Amanda

Ocean in an Egg Carton Craft | The Imagination Tree

Egg Carton Sea Life Recycled Craft | Fantastic Fun and Learning

Egg Carton Crab Craft for Kids | The Spruce Crafts

Egg Carton Jelly Fish | The Pinterested Parent

Minecraft Inspired Egg Carton Squids | When You Rise Up SKrafty


Bugs & Insects

Egg Carton Bumble Bee Craft | Crafty Morning

Hungry Caterpillar Egg Carton Craft | Crafty Morning

Yarn-Wrapped Egg Carton Bee Craft for Kids | Buggy and Buddy

Ant Egg Carton Craft | DLTK’s

Egg Carton Ladybugs | One Little Project


Spring Themed

Egg Carton Easter Wreath | Our Potluck Family

Recycled Egg Carton Flowers | Easy Peasy and Fun


Egg Carton Tulips | Carefree Crafts

Egg Carton Bee Craft for Kids | Buggy and Buddy

Egg Carton Flowers Kid Craft | I Heart Arts ‘n Crafts

Spring Chicks Egg Carton Crafts | Typically Simple

Egg Carton Tree | Glued to My Crafts

DIY Egg Carton Birdfeeder | Ginger Snap Crafts


Other Animals

Egg Carton Turtle Recycled Kids Craft | Emma Owl

Egg Carton Crocodile | Jumble Tree

Egg Carton Triceratops Craft | Still Playing School

Egg Carton Dragonfly Craft | Crafty Morning

Snake Puppet Egg Carton Craft | My Kid Craft

Egg Carton Turtle Craft for Kids | Crafty Morning

Camel Egg Carton Craft | DLTK’s

Egg Carton Turtle | Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls

Egg Carton Dragon Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

Egg Carton Dinosaur Hat Craft for Kids | Crafty Morning



Egg Carton Train | The Craft Train

Paper People Spaceship | Create in the Chaos

Flying Egg Carton Helicopter | How Wee Learn


More Upcycled Ideas

Treasure Box Egg Carton Craft | Red Ted Art


Tea Cup Card Egg Carton Craft | In the Playroom

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Egg Carton Craft | The OT Toolbox

Mayflower Boat Egg Carton Craft | Woo Jr.

Egg Carton Ice Cream Cones | In The Playroom

Egg Carton Fairy House Craft | Creative Family Fun

Egg Carton Goggles | Education.com

Egg Carton Snowman Craft | I Heart Arts ‘n Crafts

Egg Carton Turkeys | Living Well Mom


Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!

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