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Egg Carton Vegetable Patch

Create your own egg carton vegetable patch with a recycled egg carton. Plant carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and more with recycled popsicle sticks.

RELATED: Egg Carton Flower Garden

Egg Carton Veggie Patch Craft

Egg Carton Vegetable Patch Craft

Save your egg cartons and you can make so many fun crafts! This is our Build a Vegetable Patch from my book Cut & Color Crafts for Kids. There is also a jungle, desert, and castle egg carton craft in the book.

If you don’t have the book, kids can draw their own vegetables to make this craft.

Build a Vegetable Patch

My book – Cut & Color Crafts for Kids: 35 Super Cool Activities That Bring Recycled Materials to Life is bursting with easy crafts and activities like this one. You get all of the templates in the back of the book. You just need to cut, color and create with everyday objects that you have at home!

Cut & Color Crafts for Kids Book

Watch the Video Tutorial!

Egg Carton Vegetable Craft

Supplies to Make an Egg Carton Vegetable Patch

  • Scissors
  • Coloring supplies, such as markers, paints, colored pencils or crayons
  • Craft glue
  • 10 ice pop sticks
  • 18-count egg carton, with the lid cut off
  • Ruler
Egg Carton Vegetable Patch Craft

How to Make an Egg Carton Vegetable Patch

1. Cut the lid off the egg carton and paint the egg carton brown.

Cut Egg Carton
Paint Egg Carton Brown

2. Cut out and color the cut-outs from Cut & Color Crafts for Kids. This sample project was colored with markers.

If you do not have the book, kids can also draw their own vegetables.

Color Vegetable Cutouts

3. Glue or tape each cut-out to an ice pop stick.

Glue Vegetables to Popsicle Sticks

4. Make the paper grass.

To make the paper grass, measure a strip of green cardstock the length of your egg carton and approximately 2.5 inches tall. Cut it out.

Cut slits in the top of the cardstock.

Cut Green Paper Strip

5. Glue the green paper strip to the front of the egg carton.

Glue Paper Grass to Egg Carton

6. Push each ice pop stick into the egg carton cone openings to plant your garden!

Add Popsicle Sticks into Egg Carton

This egg carton vegetable patch is a fun craft activity for kids! Kids can plant and re-plant their vegetables in the garden.

When they are done, they can also make an egg carton flower garden.

Egg Carton Vegetable Patch Play

For more recycled craft ideas for kids – see both of my recycled craft for kids books!

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