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Egg Carton Garden Craft

Create your own egg carton garden craft with paper, popsicle sticks and an egg carton! Make different kinds of flowers on your own or use the templates in our book to trace the designs. Brighten up your room or family kitchen with your own garden that will bloom year-round!

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Egg Carton Garden Craft for Kids

Our bookFun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials is bursting with egg carton crafts like this one. It has a whole chapter of egg carton crafts. But not only that, there are other recycled crafts for kids too – paper rolls, cardboard, newspaper, popsicle sticks, jars and more!

This egg carton project is in our book and includes the flower templates.

Fun and Easy Crafting Book



Watch the full tutorial video here!


Egg Carton Garden Craft for Kids

Supplies to Make a Mini Egg Carton Garden

– 18 count or 12 count egg carton (the 18 count will allow you to make 2 rows of flowers)

Colored buttons

Cardstock – we used green, pink, purple, red and yellow

Acrylic paint – we used green for the popsicle sticks and egg carton

– 10 popsicle sticks

– Extra strong glue – we like this glue for gluing on buttons

– Flower templates – Note: To get the flower templates, ORDER our book.


Steps to Make a Mini Egg Carton Garden

1. Cut off the top of the egg carton.

Paint the egg carton green. You may need a few coats to fully cover the carton. Let it dry.

Paint Egg Carton Green2. Paint the popsicle sticks green. Let them dry.

Paint Popsicle Sticks Green

3. To make the flowers, trace the templates on page 151 of our book on colored cardstock. Cut out the flowers.

You can also draw and cut out your own flower shapes.

Trace and Cut Out Flowers

4. Glue the buttons to the center of the 5 petal flowers.

Glue on Buttons
5. Glue the flowers to the top of the popsicle sticks.

Glue Flowers to top of Popsicle Sticks

6. Draw some leaves on green cardstock and cut them out. Glue the leaves to each flower.

Glue leaves onto popsicle sticks

7. With a pencil, poke small holes at the top of each egg carton cone.
Push the flowers into the holes. If they don’t stand up on their own, use some glue to keep them in place.


Now your egg carton garden is complete! Arrange your flowers in any order you’d like! You can even try to make your own vegetable patch garden!


More Recycled Crafts

See more of our favorite recycled crafts from our book, like these toilet paper roll butterflies! The book also comes with the butterfly wing templates to make these.

Toilet Roll Butterfly

Or make this adorable snail craft and use the snail template in the book too!

aper Plate Snail Craft for Kids

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