When it comes to doing activities with the kids, using recyclables is a great option.
Not only does it make craft & activity time less expensive, but there are always plenty of materials on hand.
This time of year families tend to have a lot of egg cartons on hand, which is perfect for using in some fabulous Egg Carton Crafts and Egg Carton Activities.
They have become some of our favorite recycled crafts.
Springtime is the time for flowers, more time outdoors, and colorful eggs.
And all those eggs come in cartons, which means you’ll have plenty of containers for some of these creative ideas.
Egg Carton Activities
Egg Carton Coding — Introduce your child to coding with this egg carton STEM activity.
Making 10 Activity — Create your own physical 10 frame to work on making 10 and simple addition skills.
Egg Carton Building Blocks — Create endless egg carton STEM opportunities by creating these building pieces. Can your child engineer a pyramid?
Fine Motor Activity — Toddlers and preschoolers can work on fine motor skills with this threading activity using egg cartons.
Egg Carton Math — Make learning math facts more fun with this simple idea.
Egg Carton Games
4 in a Row Game — Make your own version of 4 in a Row, using an egg carton. This game is perfect to play with preschoolers.
DIY Mancala Game — Ever want to learn how to play Mancala? Learn how to make your own version and play the game with the kids.
Egg Carton Multiplication Game — Make learning those math facts more fun with this simple game.
Stack the Turtles Game — How many turtles can your child stack before they come tumbling down? Kids can work on basic addition skills while stacking their egg carton turtles.
Egg Carton Color Sort — This simple egg tray game is perfect for toddlers.
Egg Carton Crafts for Kids
Egg Carton Fire Truck — Build an incredible fire truck in this craft with recycled egg cartons.
Blossom Fairy Lights — This craft is absolutely magical. It would make a wonderful decoration that your child will adore.
Egg Carton Flowers — Make beautiful daffodils, perfect for spring, with this recycled craft.
Egg Carton Sculptures — Spark your child’s creativity with this open-ended craft idea.
Egg Carton Roses — These roses are so pretty, you won’t believe they are made out of egg containers.
Cute Crab Craft — With its bendy legs and googly eyes, this little crab is adorable and fun to play with.
Bird Mask — You’d never guess this fancy mask was made with egg cartons.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — This egg tray craft is sure to be a hit with TMNT fans.
Mini Whale Craft — These tiny whales are fun to play with once they’ve been made.
Spring Wreath — Challenge your child to create this spring wreath, made with egg carton pieces decorated to look like spring flowers.
Egg Carton Crafts for Preschoolers
Cotton Ball Chicks — Toddlers and preschoolers will have fun making these cute little chicks, each sitting in their own egg carton nest.
Mini Helicopters — These cute helicopters are super simple to make, and perfect for kids that love vehicles.
Incy Wincy Spider — These little spiders are perfect for acting act out the rhyme with your toddler or preschooler.
Mini Fairy Houses — Preschoolers will have fun making their very own miniature collection of fairy houses, perfect for setting in flower pots.
Egg Carton Train — This adorable craft is fun for little engineers to chug-chug-chug through the living room.
Ladybugs — If your child loves bugs, they’ll love this colorful ladybug craft.
Bunny craft — This simple egg container craft is perfect for spring.
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Updated from March 2015.