I save a lot of egg cartons for crafts and play activities. They are great for sorting as well as cutting and making in to fun creations. I tend to look at the egg carton and envision all kinds of crafts. As I looked at one of the cartons recently, I thought that four of the compartments looked almost like a flower but not quite. So, I cut out the section of four and then cut out and glued on another section, and it transformed into a flower ready for the Sugar Snaps to paint. If you are a teacher, this would make a great Mother’s Day craft for your students.
You will need:
- Recycled egg carton (five compartments per flower)
- White glue
- Tempera paint in flower color of your choice and container to put it in
- Paint brush
- Recycled tissue paper (yellow or orange and green)
- Construction paper in background color of your choice
This craft requires some grown up preparations before the little ones can get involved. First, cut out a section of four compartments and cut around each one to resemble the petals of a flower. Then, cut out one more compartment and glue it (or staple it) on the back of the flower (side that holds the eggs). Once the glue has dried, it is ready to paint.