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Egg Carton Flower Fairies

By: Lisa Neri from cucicucicoo.com
Egg Carton Flower Fairies
Egg Carton Flower Fairies
This image courtesy of cucicucicoo.com

Be eco-friendly and make these colorful Egg Carton Flower Fairies from upcycled egg cartons! Egg carton crafts are a great way to help the planet and save money on craft supplies at the same time. In fact, you might not realize exactly how many recycled art projects you can make with items you have in your trash bin. You only need an egg carton, a wooden bead, twine and watercolors and you'll have a perfect decoration for the home or a springtime party. You can also use the tutorial to create a bouquet of recycled flowers!

Primary Technique: Green Crafting

Occasion/Theme: Spring

Easy

Materials List
  • Egg cartons
  • Two wooden beads (one large one for the face, plus one smaller one)
  • Watercolors or other paint
  • Twine for hanging

DID YOU KNOW?

The egg carton was not created by an engineer? The first egg carton, a piece strikingly similar to the egg cartons we have today, was created by Thomas Peter Bethell in what is now British Colombia in 1906. He did not create the egg carton for himself, but rather to calm a feud between a hotel owner and a local farmer. All of the eggs the farmer was delivering broke in transit, which, as you can imagine, caused the hotel owner to be very upset.

Patented in 1969 in the US, the egg carton is actually one of the more efficient packaging marvels we have. Unlike other foods like cookies or cereal, eggs only come in one container while still being adequately protected. Other foods often come with plastic bags and cartons within a box which many environmental-minded consumers find extremely wasteful. Additionally, many smaller farms purchase recycled egg cartons. This means your egg carton crafts are doubly recycled!


 

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I loved this cute craft and the story of the egg carton! I try to save mine and remember making a string of bells from them as a kid and for my own kids for the holidays. These little fairies are delightful, and I could see further embellishing them for older kids with buttons and beads and ribbons too! Love this project!

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