Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recycled Art - Egg Carton Trees

Another great way to use those egg cartons. We go through two 18 count cartons of eggs per week at least so these supplies are always on hand.

You'll need to start by cutting apart a whole bunch of egg cartons into round little cups. You'll need about 6-8 cups per child.

Give each child a piece of cardboard. We started by painting our backgrounds. I set out different shades of green and blue and had the children paint grass and the sky. Set aside to dry.

Next have the kids paint the egg cups green. Paint both the inside and the outside in different shades of green. Set aside to dry.

Next take the kids on a walk to the park. While there, have them gather twigs from the ground. Each child needs about 4-6 twigs.

When you get home, use a hot glue gun to attach the egg cups and the twigs to the backgrounds and then you have a darling tree!


  1. This is pretty sweet art! and the last post...where did you get that necklace your daughter is wearing....to die for!!! :) Oh, I see you have an Etsy shop...I'd better check it out!