Egg Box Crafts – Simple & Fun Egg Carton Craft Ideas


Egg box crafts are thrifty and fun!


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Egg Box Crafts and why we love them

Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein


Do you craft from items that you find around your home or do you head out to the store?

Thee is a good reason, well several actually, why egg box crafts are our absolute faves.

Do you ever make egg box crafts?


Egg box crafts – play on a budget

We love anything at all that involves a play on a budget here on the baby budgeting blog especially thrifty craft ideas And, in this day and age, when we need to be increasingly mindful of our carbon footprint it is a really really good idea to make use of what we already have rather than buying things new.

Craft items really can be so very expensive and you know what I always say – if you don’t NEED to spend on play items then don’t spend on play items. The world around is us always enough in my opinion.

Don’t you agree – and it is always better for our planet if we use what we already have – such an important thing to role model to our kids that’s why egg box crafts ROCK!

This comprehensive list of awesome egg box crafts ticks the budget and recycling options. And wow! Don’t egg boxes just lend themselves to crafting.


Egg box crafts ideas

  1. Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft
  2. Egg Carton Bumble Bee Craft for Kids
  3. Egg Carton Bunny Craft for Kids
  4. Egg Carton Penguin Craft
  5. Egg Carton Hatching Chicks Kids Craft
  6. Colorful Egg Carton Butterfly Craft for Kids
  7. Egg Carton Whale Kids Craft
  8. Egg Carton Mini ‘Copters
  9. Egg Carton Sea Life Recycled Craft
  10. Egg Carton Ladybug Craft for Kids
  11. Egg Carton Flowers
  12. Egg Carton Turtle Craft
  13. Egg Carton Chicken Egg Cups
  14. Egg Carton Fire Truck
  15. Bugs Egg Carton Crafts
  16. Colorful Egg Carton Butterfly Craft for Kids
  17. Easy Egg Carton Ladybugs
  18. Egg Carton Boat Craft
  19. Egg Carton Crafts: Colorful Jellyfish
  20. Adorable Egg Carton Easter Bunny

Crafting from the recycling box is always the best fun. Do let me know if you try any of these egg box crafts and do absolutely let us know how you got on. I always love to hear from you and I cannot wait to see what you make from your egg box crafts


Additional egg box crafts ideas

I made a Chinese dragon once in celebration of Chinese new year as an egg box craft with my children – we rather love him and named him Xing. What do you think? crafting around festivals is a great way to introduce them to kids and make learning about other cultures lots of fun


egg box crafts

Such a cheeky dragon – can’t beat egg box crafts! If you love Chineses dragons you must check out the free dragon printable at Red Ted Art it is ace!



Imagination and Egg Carton Crafts

Ever the lego lovers kids once made a train and put lego figure in the little egg places – they played with this for absolute ages. It was a pure delight to see their creativity and their imagination take flight. Is anything quite so lovely ( and so very peaceful actually!)

There are just so many ways to craft with egg boxes that are fun, imaginative and creative. I love the idea of filing the pods with soil and planting little cress seeds.

Egg box crafts that are useful as well as great fun!


The benefits of egg box crafts

  • Egg box crafts have endless play potential as you can see from the huge list above
  • You are aren’t over-consuming when you use them as you would have had the material in any way
  • Egg boxes are recyclable
  • They are not a ready-made craft material for egg box crafts a big dollop of imagination and creativity is required
  • You can always keep one in  your homemade craft box ready to be used – no special storage required
  • They don’t make a mess!
  • if you don’t have one ready to go it is no trouble to empty out your eggs
  • If you don’t have one you neighour/friend/ family member most definitely will

Nature hunting with egg boxes

Over on my simple parenting blog, I  have a really lovely egg box treasure hunt idea – one of my favourite egg carton crafts by far.


egg box crafts



All you do is simply get out into nature with your kids collecting fallen treasures. Oh my goodness Egg boxes are perfect for collecting treasure because it keeps all your lovely finds really nice and safe and it really does makes a wonderful carry and display case too.

I think they are just so beautiful these nature treasure boxes.

Once filled it is lovely to keep on display or it can be used to initiate a fun craft challenge such as a nature collage or perhaps a homemade card or perhaps even a bookmark?

What would you all create with your nature treasures – I wonder?

Isn’t it a super cute idea? Love these egg box crafts that are just so varied and so flexible and so useful too!

Even more egg box crafts

Do you have any egg box crafts to share?

I love this pirate treasure box egg box craft over at Red Ted Art. Do you follow Red Ted Art? She’s the UK’s best crafter in my opinion. She has a brand new book out soon  Easy Paper Projects

Easy Paper Projects

Easy Paper Projects has 60 ways to help your little ones create, decorate and celebrate from lanterns and holiday garlands to wearable brooches and headbands and is out October 2019  but available for pre-order now


Create your own happy

If your kids love egg box crafts they will definitely love this…..

My own book create your own happy is filled with 50 happiness boosting activities for kids age 6-12 and many of them involve crafts and creativity. Do take a look: Create your own happy is available from Amazon and all leading bookshops


More than egg box crafts

I do hope you have enjoyed these egg carton crafts – so much fun, so simple and super cheap too – I have so many brilliant ideas for crafting and creating on a budget – you might also enjoy my post on thrifty crafts to take you through the summer and arts and crafts on a budget

I have always been a big believer in frugal fun have you ever tried to make a rocket with fairy liquid bottle? Or  play with stones or play with sticks – so many ideas and ways to craft form nature. I love this post on fun garden activities with kids too – do check it out

Whatever you get up to you really do not have to spend a lot of money in order to have fun and I say egg box crafts are the answer!



You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou (and she is so right isn’t she!)



Further reading ideas for craft-loving kids:

If you love crafts that don’t use anything but the material you have around you, cost very little and don’t impact the environment i think you will like these craft ideas too:

How to make  a twig boat

The importance of arts and crafts for kids

CRafts kids can do in the car

Cardboard box crafts

How to make a fabric mache bowl

How to make a miniature garden

Chinese money crafts

How to make a teacup bird feeder

Simple crafts for Chinese new year

How to make a flower crown

You can also take a peek at my shoulder buddies review – a superb way to give a kid confidence.


Now it is over to you for your egg box crafts ideas

If you have any crafts using egg boxes to share I cannot wait to see them. I loved to be inspired in m our crafting by the things you have made at home

Tell me about the frugal and eco crafts you love that use up items you already have within your home. I would love to hear from you.

Creativity always rocks – especially when you use recycled craft materials and really and really why would we need to go to the shops when we have an abundance of crafting material right here in our homes saving time, money and the planet in the process.


1 Comment

  1. July 8, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    Oh these are SUCH adorable crafts!! How fabulous. And thank you for the super kind mention!!!!

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