25 Recycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids & Toddlers

Egg cartons always find their place in the dustbin once the last egg gets used up. So why not get a little crafty and upcycle them into interesting egg carton crafts?

Instead of dumping those empty egg cartons, collect them, clean them, make a few of these egg carton art and crafts. These egg carton crafts are so unique and innovative, making them perfect egg carton crafts for kids. Check out some more kids-friendly craft ideas here- 15 Easy and Creative Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids.

Let us dive in and check out some safe and easy egg carton crafts that you can try at home.

1. Daffodil Egg Carton Craft


Image and Tutorial by artsycraftsymom

Egg carton crafts like this one are perfect for a summer project. This endearing daffodil flower crafted out of an egg carton is so easy and fancy. Honestly, this is a great way to recycle waste material like egg cartons. I love the bright yellow daffodil. This one is a great choice if you are looking for egg carton flower crafts!

2. Egg Carton Train


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Egg carton crafts for kids are super fun and easy. For instance, look at this one! It is an amazing upcycled craft idea for your kids. Egg carton crafts are so versatile that your little ones will have a gala time experimenting with them. These DIY egg carton trains are so simple and super easy. Let your kids have fun and explore their creative minds.

3. Egg Carton Frog


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I love crafty egg carton crafts, like this one. How cute is this green frog!? All you need for this one here are two cups from an egg carton, one foam coffee cup, green craft paint, two green pipe cleaners, two green buttons, googly eyes, and a scarp of red felt.

4. Easy Egg Carton Ladybugs

Image and Tutorial by onelittleproject

These egg carton crafts are so simple and easy. This one here is perfect for an idea for egg carton crafts for adults. I mean, look at these ladybugs, so adorable! As she has used only two colors, it is also a great summer project idea for kids. I love how unique and simple this ladybug looks!

5. Egg Carton Reindeer Craft for Christmas


Image and Tutorial by craftymorning

Christmas is incomplete without some fancy decors. So this year how about some handmade egg carton Christmas crafts? I love these DIY reindeers, and I bet your kids will too! It is so adorable with those big googly eyes and the bright red pompom nose!

6. Recycled Egg Carton Crafts

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Recycled egg carton crafts are my favorite kind! For instance, these egg carton caterpillar crafts are a great example of upcycled craft project for kids. This idea is super easy and fun. All you need are some egg carton cups, google eyes, pipe cleaners, and glue. You can even get your kids to make it a little more colorful!

7. Egg Carton Mermaid

Egg Carton Mermaid Dolls

Image and Tutorial by artcampla

If you are looking for some egg carton crafts for toddlers, I would suggest you go with this one. Your toddlers will have a gala time painting these magical DIY mermaids. Of course, they could use a little help from you. It is a great way to spend some quality and productive time with your little ones.

8. Egg Carton Snowman


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If you need an easy craft for the winters, then this is it! I love how innovative and smart this craft idea looks. Your kids will not only have fun making these but will also love playing with them. You will require basic craft supplies like an egg carton, acrylic paints, paintbrushes, scissors, glue, buttons, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and pompoms for this one.

9. Egg Carton Penguin


Image and Tutorial by onelittleproject

Yet another idea for your egg carton crafts for toddlers list. This one is an innovative way to keep your toddlers indoors in the winter. It is an engaging and fun project. You just need an egg carton, black paint, craft paper, googly eyes, and glue.

10. Egg Carton Crafts for Christmas


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These DIY elves are perfect egg carton crafts for your Christmas decorations. You can make a few of these and place them all over the house along with other Christmas decorations. You can even string them together to hang on the Christmas tree. I love how she has paid attention to minute details.

11. Egg Carton Turkey Craft

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This Thanksgiving, get a little more creative with these egg carton crafts. I love how colorful they look! If you have egg cartons lying around, go ahead and make a few of these DIY turkeys. You just need washable paint, an egg carton, scissors, a glue stick, googly eyes, and a pencil.

12. Egg Carton Garden Craft

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Make your own DIY garden with paper, popsicle sticks, and egg cartons. You can involve your kids, and let them make a variety of colorful flowers for the garden. Brighten up your indoors with this DIY egg carton garden!

13. Egg Carton crafts for Christmas


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There is nothing like too much decoration when it comes to Christmas! Introduce your kids to this amazing egg carton craft idea. This one is a perfect addition to the egg carton crafts for kids list. As it requires some cutting and taping, it is more suitable for older kids. I love these cute elves; pointed ears, colorful hats, and big eyes! Check out some more inspiring Christmas decor ideas here- 17 Beautiful Christmas Crochet Baubles Ideas.

14. How to Make DIY Apple Tree?

Egg Carton Tree

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This DIY egg carton craft idea is fun and also a good way to brush your kid’s motor skills. Learn how to make this easy DIY apple tree by following the tutorial and then let your kids play with it. I love these kinds of colorful egg carton crafts; they are super cool and kids love the colors.

15. Egg Carton Monsters

Egg Cartoon Monsters

Image and Tutorial by thecrafttrain

These egg carton crafts remind me of the movie Monsters, Inc! They are super cool and fun to look at. These are perfect egg carton Halloween crafts! Your kids will love making a few of these monsters to deck up the house, this Halloween. My favorite one is the blue monster. Which one is yours?

16. Adorable Egg Carton Crafts


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I just love these egg carton Easter crafts! Just love them! If you are looking for super cute Easter craft ideas, then look no further. This craft is suitable for kids with a little parental guidance. You will need an egg carton, paints, googly eyes, pompoms, pipe cleaners, craft paper, glue, and scissors for this one.

17. Eggcellent Egg Carton Crafts

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If you are looking for some quick and easy egg carton crafts for kids, then go for this one. It will hardly take 10 minutes to make one of these cute owls. I just can’t get enough of the cuteness of these colorful owls! They are super cute!

18. DIY Egg Carton Mushrooms

Egg Cartoon Mushroom

Image and Tutorial by krokotak

Egg carton crafts can get any easier than these little beauties here. It is simple, easy, and unique. All you need for this one are an egg carton, paints, paint brushes, googly eyes, glue, and scissors.

19. Egg Carton Easter Basket

Image and Tutorial by craftymorning

This one is another option for your Easter decoration. Go ahead and make an egg carton Easter basket with your kids today! It is simple and looks beautiful once completed. You will need recycled egg cartons, scissors, buttons, construction papers, glue, paints, Easter grass, and a paintbrush.

20. Egg Carton Fairy Dolls

Egg Carton Fairy Dolls

Image and Tutorial by artcampla

I love the whole dreamy and divine vibe in this one. This is a great project for a family craft session. This one is more of a craft project for older kids or adults. For these diving fairy dolls, you will need egg cartons, paper rolls, acrylic paint, a hot glue gun, a small brush, a water cup, a pencil, and scissors.

21. Egg Carton Bee Craft for Kids

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Make this cute little bee craft with your kids! You will just need an egg carton and yarn. This is a perfect summer or winter craft project for preschoolers. I love the simplicity of this craft project and how it can polish motor skills. The yellow is so bright and the googly eyes make the bee all the cuter.

22. Handmade Easter Checkers

Egg Carton

Image and Tutorial by tonyastaab

Who doesn’t love a good game during Easters?! You can make the game of checker much more interesting with these cute Easter bunny-themed checkers. This is a great option for foam egg carton crafts. You can always improvise and choose different colors or add in some glitters.

23. Christmas Ornaments


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The Christmas tree can always use some more ornaments. So this Christmas, instead of the usual stars, bling, and baubles, try these! These cute recycled egg carton crafts kids can make to celebrate the holiday season. It is such a simple and easy craft idea that your kids can make with basic household and craft supplies. I just love the snowman. Go ahead and ask your kids if they would like to build a snowman! Here are some more Christmas ornament ideas for you to try- 30+ DIY Christmas Ornaments For Your Christmas Tree.

24. DIY Egg Carton Caterpillars

Egg Carton Caterpillar

Image and Tutorial by nelliesfreerange

I love these pastel-colored DIY caterpillars. Candies, chocolates, cards are all fancy things; but nothing beats a handmade gift like these adorable caterpillars. Once you cut out your caterpillars from the egg cartons, paint them, glue some googly eyes, and attach some pipe cleaners, you can have your own foam egg carton crafts!

25. Egg Carton Caterpillars


Image and Tutorial by diythought

If you are looking for a simple but fun recycled craft idea for kids, then pick this one. This one is a less complicated DIY caterpillar option. It is perfect for kids of all ages. All you need for this craft project are egg cartons, scissors, paints, paintbrushes, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and glue.

There you go, people. We have come to the end of this long list of ideas for fun and simple egg carton crafts. Personally, I love the Halloween egg carton crafts on this list. Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comment section below. Happy crafting, people!

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