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32 Egg Carton Crafts

Find egg carton crafts for adults and for kids in this beautiful collection.

By: Melissa Conner, Editor,
26 Egg Carton Crafts
26 Egg Carton Crafts
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Egg carton crafts are so much fun because you can make the most unexpected and innovative things with them! Don't toss those egg cartons. They can be a huge help around your house.

With these 32 Ways to Craft with Egg Cartons you'll be better organized in no time. You can use them to store all sorts of items, from sewing supplies to paint to desserts and more! They're especially excellent for storing Easter egg crafts.

Find egg carton crafts for adults and kids alike. There are egg carton activities that are great for kids and family time. You'll see ideas for holiday decor, cute organizers, and more in this recycled crafts collection.

Ways to Craft with Egg Cartons

  1. Use egg cartons to hold mini muffins or cupcakes.

  2. Cut the egg carton up so you have 12 individual containers. Use them to create your own checkers or chess game! It’s great for kids because they can decorate their own pieces.

  3. Make a sewing kit for someone! Fill all the holes with necessities like pins, tape measure, needles, etc. It makes a great gift. Made by Marzipan has a tutorial here.

  4. Glue the bottoms of 3 egg cartons together so you have a “bulletin board” that’s 6 containers by 6 containers. This is great for hanging up memos, pictures, etc.

  5. You can use an egg carton as a painter’s palette. It’s great because it keeps all the colors separated.

  6. You can use egg cartons to hold chocolate gifts. Cut the carton into individual cups and place one chocolate in each carton. Wrap with fabric or colorful plastic wrap for an instant party favor! And you don’t have to worry about the chocolate getting all over the wrapping!

  7. Make little shakers by filling one cup with beans and gluing or taping another cup on top of it. This is a great project for schools and day cares.

  8. Turn the egg carton upside down and use it to hold your cake pops! 

  9. Use egg cartons to store your Christmas ornaments. They stack nicely and will keep your most precious ornaments safe and protected.

  10. I use egg cartons to store my jewelry when I’m traveling. Necklaces and earrings stay tangle free!

Egg Carton Crafts

DIY Organizer for Your Desk

Use egg cartons to store odds and ends, like paper clips, pins, buttons, etc. It’s a great way to organize your junk drawer.

Recycled Egg Carton Bowls

Love papier mache projects? Explore this lovely tutorial for turning your egg cartons into chic bowls.

Egg Carton Flower Fairies

This is such a darling way to upcycle egg cartons! Get creative and make your very own fairies and flowers.

Egg Carton Poinsettias

Take that egg carton out of the recycle bin and turn it into these beautiful poinsettias! These can be used as Christmas ornaments or simply as decor throughout the season.

Easy Seed Starter

Create mini planters and give them away for a bridal/baby shower…or just use them to get your own seeds going!

Bunny Easter Egg Carton Craft

This darling egg carton craft is decorated for Easter! it's the perfect way to give out Easter eggs to your loved ones this year.

Egg Carton Ladybugs

This adorable kids craft uses pom poms and egg cartons to make ladybugs! This is a super easy tutorial for children.

Buggy Egg Carton Craft for Kids

You can make other bugs, too! Learn how to make spiders, caterpillars, and more out of egg cartons. The kids will love this.

Recycled Egg Carton Easter Egg Basket

Consider this as an alternative to your traditional Easter basket! Conveniently arrange your eggs in the carton to spread Easter cheer.

Recycled Egg Carton Earrings

Looking for a new pair of statement earrings? No one would guess you made these from egg cartons!

Decorative Egg Carton Eggs

Turn egg cartons into, well, eggs! Create a fun centerpiece and get the kids to help you with this one.

Egg Carton Chicks and Bunnies

Create darling egg carton chicks and bunnies for Easter. This is a wonderful project to make with the kids.

Egg Carton Jack O' Lanterns

Egg carton crafts aren't just for Easter! You can turn them into cute mini pumpkins for Halloween, too. 

Recycled Egg Hunt Treasure Chest

Store your egg hunt finds in this darling treasure chest made from a small egg carton!

Hanging Birdie Eggs

These are so very cute for spring. Make these birdies for Earth Day crafts and hang them in the tree outside. Just make sure to bring them in if there's rain in the forecast!

Upcycled Egg Carton Daffodils

These egg carton daffodils are so beautiful! What a wonderful craft to welcome spring.

Charming Egg Carton Buttons

Use these buttons to create adorable headbands, fun wall decor, or jewelry.

Heavenly Upcycled Egg Carton Christmas Angels

These are the sweetest egg carton angels. You can use these to decorate your home at Christmas.

DIY Egg Carton Lamp

We know eggs-actly what you're looking for. Make a pretty, floral lamp without spending a lot of money or time.

You can make luminaries by cutting up egg cartons and placing one shell over a fairy light. This is great for outdoor parties.

Egg Carton DIY Garland

This is such a great project to decorate your home for parties or other occasions! It's a fantastic, inexpensive little banner to make.

You can cut the carton up into 12 cups and punch a hole in the center of each one. String a jingle bell onto a piece of thread and place both ends of the thread through the hole so the bell hangs in the cup like a Christmas bell. Kids can decorate the outside however they want! These makeshift bells look so cute on a Christmas tree.

Egg Carton DIY Bird Feeder

Add birdseed and string and you're good to go! This fantastic project is such a great spring craft for the whole family.

Decoupage Egg Carton Craft

Use tissue papers in your favorite colors to decoupage an egg carton! When finished, use the egg carton to display Easter eggs.

Egg Carton Birthday Invitations

Have you ever seen a more wonderful birthday party invitation? Fill a mini egg carton with all sorts of goodies for this occasion!

Lovely Lily Egg Carton Crafts

This is a great project for kids and adults alike! Make egg carton lilies and add the cute printable to make this a darling gift.

Charming Egg Carton Art

Turn egg cartons into floral wall art with this easy tutorial. The finished product is so lovely!

Recycled Egg Carton Wreath

Turn egg cartons into flowers and turn those flowers into a wreath! This is a wonderful craft for spring or summer.

Adorable Egg Carton Flower Headbands

This is an amazingly adorable project. Kids will love this cute floral headband, and it will cost you next to nothing to make!

Egg Carton Easter Eggs

This is one of the sweetest egg carton crafts for Easter. Turn them into little Easter eggs and put them in a basket to decorate.

Perfectly Preschool Egg Carton Jellyfish

This adorable kids craft features egg cartons and pony beads to make your very own jellyfish.

Egg Carton Candy Cane

This candy cane is so easy to make and so cute! It's a great Christmas craft for the kids.

Snowman Egg Carton Winter Craft

This winter, gather the kids and make a precious snowman out of an egg carton. This is a great craft for little ones.

Dragonfly Egg Carton Craft

A pretty dragonfly is easy to make with this tutorial! Tissue paper makes the wings all the more beautiful.

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I have seen some of these ideas in the past. Most of them are very good, but I have also read cautions about using egg cartons to hold edible goods, chocolate, cookies, etc. some of the eggs that come in these may not be as clean as you would like and they may have set in these cartons long enough to contaminate them with salmonella or e-coli. Just sayin', you may want to be cautious when using them for food, especially if they are meant to go to children and elderly persons.


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