Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your appreciation than with a handmade gift? Egg carton flowers are an easy and fun craft to make with your kids that can be personalized to make it extra special for mom. Not only is this craft affordable, but it also provides an opportunity for children to develop their creativity and fine motor skills.
Making egg carton flowers is a great way to spend quality time with your children while creating something beautiful for mom. It is also an eco-friendly activity that promotes the importance of recycling and repurposing household items. In this blog post, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to make egg carton flowers and give tips on how to customize them to make them extra special for mom.
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Materials for Egg Carton Flowers
- Egg carton
- Paint (your choice of colors)
- Pipe cleaners
- Pom Poms
- Paper Towel Roll
- Washi Tape
- Glue bottom or hot glue gun
- Paper straws
How to Make Egg Carton Flowers
Step 1: Cut the egg carton into individual cups
Start by cutting the egg carton into individual cups. You can choose to make as many flowers as you like, depending on the number of cups in your egg carton. Make sure to trim the edges of the cups so that they are smooth and even.
Step 2: Cut the petals [adult supervision]
Use scissors to cut slits around the edges of each cup or you can cut rounded flower petal. Cut as many petals as you like, depending on how full you want your flowers to be. Also make a slit at the bottom of the egg carton in the middle.
Step 3: Paint the cups and canvas
Using your choice of colors, have your child paint the egg carton cups. This is a great opportunity for children to get creative and experiment with different color combinations. You can also use paintbrushes or sponges to create different textures and patterns on the cups. Make sure to paint inside and outside the egg carton.
Grab a small square canvas ( you can find them at the dollar store or any craft supply store. Paint the background a colour of you child’s choice. Let it dry.
Step 4: Let the paint dry
After painting the cups, let them dry completely. This usually takes around 30 minutes, but it may vary depending on the type of paint you use.
Step 5: Bend the petals
After the petals are dry, gently bend them upwards to create a more natural-looking flower shape. You can also adjust the shape of the petals by cutting them shorter or longer.
Step 6: Add the stem
To create the stem of the flower, insert a paper straw through the slit you made earlier in bottom of the cup. Add some glue to the middle of the cup either bottle of glue or hot glue. This will prevent the flower from slipping off the stem. This will also help with the next step.
Step 7: Personalize the flowers
To make the flowers extra special for mom, encourage your child to personalize them with different embellishments. They can glue Pom poms glitter, sequins, buttons or even write a special message on the petals using a marker. This is a great opportunity for children to express their creativity and make the flowers unique to their mom’s personality and taste.
Step 8: Make the Vase
Wrap colouring washi tape or decorate with markers a toilet paper roll or half of a paper towel roll. Cut the roll lengthwise.
Step 9: Present the flowers
Arrange the flowers on the canvas using tape. Use a hot glue gun (adult supervision) to secure the vase over top the flower.
Your Egg Carton Flower Are All done!
After completing the flowers, present them to mom on Mother’s Day! This will be a special and heartfelt gift that she will cherish for years to come.
Making egg carton flowers is a fun and easy activity to do with your children for Mother’s Day. Not only is it a great way to express gratitude and appreciation for mom, but it also provides an opportunity for children to develop their creativity and fine motor skills. With just a few simple materials, you can create a beautiful and personalized gift that mom will love.
This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.
The mess level for this craft is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.