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Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Tina Pearson
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These adorable flowers make a great centerpiece that won't wilt after a few days! My kids loved creating something new out of trash and were so proud when their project was the star of dinner!

How We Did It

Egg Carton Flowers

Gather your materials. We had a lot of egg cartons after dyeing eggs for Easter, so this was a great project to use some of them up. We used washable paints and acrylic paints for our flowers. The younger kids used the washable paints and the older kids were able to use the acrylics.

Egg Carton Flowers
I cut out the egg carton cups and cut them into flower shapes. I found that using the kitchen shears worked better than regular scissors and saved us a lot of frustration. Older kids could easily cut their own flowers, but my little guys told me their hands hurt from trying to cut their own shapes.
Egg Carton Flowers
Once the flowers were cut, the kids painted the inside and outside. They had fun picking different spring colors and we had some very interesting combinations. My 3-year-old decided that he wanted gold and blue flowers.
Egg Carton Flowers

After the paint dried, I carefully used a knife to make a hole in the bottom of each egg carton cup. This was actually much easier than I thought it would be and I managed to make all of the holes without cutting myself!

Egg Carton Flowers
The kids then poked their pipe cleaners through the hole to create a stem for their flowers. Even my 2-year-old was able to get his pipe cleaner threaded after a few attempts.
Egg Carton Flowers
We looped the pipe cleaners to keep them from slipping through the hole.
Egg Carton Flowers

I cut off a small piece along the end of each pipe cleaner. We used those to make leaves for our flowers. The kids twisted them around the stem and then we shaped them to look like leaves. I cut our pipe cleaners because we only had enough for each of the kids to have one pipe cleaner, but you could easily make a larger flower by using another pipe cleaner for the leaf.

Egg Carton Flowers

To finish off their flowers, each of the kids picked a pom pom ball and glued it inside their flower using tacky glue. I find that tacky glue holds pom pom balls much better than regular glue.

Egg Carton Flowers

We collected our flowers into a mason jar and decorated it with a ribbon to make a fun centerpiece for the dinner table. The kids were so excited to see their creations proudly displayed that evening!

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