These egg carton Christmas crafts are the perfect way to reuse egg cartons this Christmas. Make all of them to play with or place them around the house as Christmas decorations. You can even add a string to the back of them and hang them on the Christmas tree.

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Egg Carton Christmas Crafts

Egg Carton Christmas Crafts

Not only will kids love making an egg carton elf, Santa and Christmas tree, but they will love playing with them too! You can even create a Christmas play scene and add little presents and a reindeer.

Supplies needed to make an Egg Carton Elf, Santa, and Christmas Tree

Elf

 

Santa

 

Christmas Tree

 

What kind of glue should I use?   Hot glue works best when working with egg cartons and buttons. But for younger children, we like to use an extra-strong non-toxic glue like this one. Just make sure to let it thoroughly dry and press and hold for the glue to take.

And don’t forget to check out our NEW book which has a whole chapter of egg carton crafts! Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials is bursting with easy egg carton crafts for kids like this one. But not only that, it is all recycled crafts for kids too – paper rolls, cardboard, popsicle sticks, jars and more!

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Watch the full tutorial video here!

 

Egg Carton Christmas Crafts

Directions To Make Egg Carton Christmas Crafts

Stacking the Egg Cartons

To stack the egg cartons on top of each other, you’ll need to add spacers in between so that they sit a little higher on top of each other. See the below image. You can create a small square piece and glue it to the top of the bottom piece. Then glue another piece on top.

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Santa

Egg Carton Santa Craft

1. Paint 3 egg carton cups  – 2 red and 1 light beige. Glue and stack them on top of each other.

To stack your cups, you will need to add spacers in between to allow the cups to sit higher. In order to make the spacers, you will need to cut out a small strip from the egg carton lid. Fold the strip into a square. Glue this square to the top of one egg carton. Continue this step for the next cup.

Make the Santa hat by cutting out a red glitter paper circle. Make a slit in it and fold it around to form a cone. Trim off any excess from the hat as needed and glue together. Glue cotton balls around the brim of the hat and glue a white pom pom on top.

Make Santa Hat for Egg Cartons

2. Glue the hat to the top egg carton.

3. Make the Santa face by gluing on googly eyes and a red pom pom nose. Add cotton balls around the face for the beard.

Make Egg Carton Santa

4. Glue on 2 small black buttons.

Glue Buttons on Egg Carton Santa

Elf

Elf Egg Carton Craft

1. Paint 3 egg carton cups  – 2 green and 1 light beige. Glue and stack them on top of each other.

To stack your cups, you will need to add spacers in between to allow the cups to sit higher. In order to make the spacers, you will need to cut out a small strip from the egg carton lid. Fold the strip into a square. Glue this square to the top of one egg carton. Continue this step for the next cup.

Make the elf hat by cutting out a green glitter paper circle. Make a slit in it and fold it around to form a cone. Trim off any excess from the hat as needed and glue together. Glue cotton balls around the brim of the hat and glue a white pom pom on top. Glue the hat to the top egg carton.

Make the elf ears by cutting out ear shapes with an extra flap at the end to glue down to the head. Paint these and then glue to the side of the elf face.

Make Elf Egg Carton

2. Make the elf face by gluing on googly eyes and a red pom pom nose. Add a smirk smile with a black sharpie. Add two small cheek marks with some pink paint.

Elf Egg Carton Face

3. Glue on 2 small red buttons.

Santa and Elf Egg Cartons

 

Christmas Tree

1. Paint 3 egg carton cups green. Glue and stack them on top of each other.

To stack your cups, you will need to add spacers in between to allow the cups to sit higher. In order to make the spacers, you will need to cut out a small strip from the egg carton lid. Fold the strip into a square. Glue this square to the top of one egg carton. Continue this step for the next cup.

Add a small hole in the top egg carton (adults should do this part) and glue a gold pipe cleaner with a gold glitter star on top. You can trace around a star shape or use a glitter paper foam star.

Paint Christmas Tree Egg Cartons

2. Glue on small pom poms for decorations. You can also decorate with sequins, glitter or buttons.

Christmas Tree Egg Cartons

Kids will love making these egg carton Christmas crafts! Make one or make all of them to play with this winter!

See our egg carton snowman in our new book – Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials – or see more of the projects in our book here.

 

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See our egg carton snowman craft too!

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