E is for Egg Carton Flowers

Following in the footsteps of a, b, c and d comes e. As Mothers Day and Easter are on the horizon I hope you don't mind us indulging in merging both together and coming up with this fun little make as part of the  #ABC123Challenge hosted by Karen from Two Tiny Hands.

E is for Egg Carton Flowers


E is for Egg Carton Flowers

To Create These Egg Carton Flowers You Will Need:

  • Egg carton
  • Scissors
  • paintbrush
  • paint
  • apron
  • adhesive e.g. glue (I used all purpose glue)
  • buttons
  • green pipe cleaners
E is for Egg Carton Flowers

Now for the Fun Part

My daughter loves to paint it is one of her favourite things to do apart from play with the train set and get out the play dough. So when I told her we were going to do paint some parts of an egg carton she was so excited. I actually think she'd happily paint anything she was given but today was an egg carton. 


E is for Egg Carton Flowers

Once I had cut up an egg carton we donned clothes we were happy to get messy in and an apron then set to work painting with a brush. We used finger paint that we had left over from other projects to paint with but other paints such as acrylic could be used or poster (tempura) paint. I've heard good things about Crayola washable paints i.e. they actually wash out of the clothes if you get any on them so when we run out we'll try it.  

E is for Egg Carton Flowers

Once the painted pieces had fully dried I got some green pipe cleaners and stuck the tips through each of the flowers. Then we sorted through the buttons we had and glued one each into the flowers centre. For this we used an all purpose glue to stick them in place. There you have it your egg carton flowers are ready to give to your mum or adorn your own bedroom.

E is for Egg Carton Flowers

This creation would equally look great in a variety of other colours so let your imagination run wild and let us know if you make these.

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Comments

  1. Our local school still isn’t open. Thanks this can be one of our projects for today 👍

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    1. Pleased to have inspired you. I used to get so frustrated for my school was the only one still open it seemed during snow

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  2. Aww! They are so pretty. I remember when my girls were little and were in nursery they made something very similar but they were painted yellow and looked like daffodils. #MMBC

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  3. We can certainly do with more spring flowers now - even if we have to make them ourselves! 😉😄x #MMBC

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  4. Egg cartons are a great item to do arty craft bits with the kids X #mmbc

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  5. I've been collecting egg carton crafts for the last few months - yours will be added. I've also been collecting egg cartons and will choose one and go for it. #MMBC

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  6. We’ve never seen an egg carton used in this way and it looks really cool! What a great activity to do with my mummy! #BigPinkLink #FamilyFunLinky

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  7. So simple yet effective. Love them as poppies #bigpinklink

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  8. Oooh, I love these. I am pondering whether I could get Cygnet (my 3 year old boy) to join me in doing this. I love arts and crafts. He is indifferent. "You do painting on your own Mummy, I'm playing here" is something that Cygnet says often. Pen x #mg

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  9. *digs egg cartons out of the recycling bin* #dreamteam

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  10. I haven't seen egg carton flowers for so long! They really are such a simple yet pretty craft! Makes me want to go get some eggs, just so I can make them with my little boy! #FamilyFun

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  11. I LOVE these, they look so good! I must try this with Freya. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Just popping back for the #Blogstravaganza linky!

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  13. A fab make, my girls would love this! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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  14. OMG! This is so adorable and easy to do. I just sent it to my brother to do with his girls for Mother's Day. #GlobalBlogging

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  15. These look really effective and so simple to do! Anything with paint and pipecleaners is a winner in our house. Thanks for linking up lovely x #DreamTeam

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  16. I really need to get creative, I'm useless with things like this! Thanks for sharing at #TriumphantTales.

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  17. These are so effective! What a great idea! And perfect for Mother's Day. Aaaw #blogcrush

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  18. These are so cute. Definitely going on our to do list #blogcrush

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  19. What a very cute craft! Easy to do and very decorative. #BlogCrush

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  20. Such a simple yet brilliant idea. Easy to do and so pretty too!
    #Blogcrush

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  21. We are dying the eggs today, so this may have to be added as a double header project! Brilliant! #blogcrush xoxo

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  22. love these flowers. A great craft for young children. Thanksfor joining #bloggerpinparty

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  23. This looks great- I love cardboard craft ideas! #bloggerpinparty

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  24. These are so very clever and what a fab idea to recycle the egg carton! #makitlinky

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  25. What a fab way to recycle egg boxes! They look so lovely! #MakeItLinky

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