Egg Carton Recycled Easter Crafts

After you boil all your Easter eggs what do you do with the egg carton? The possibilities are endless! I am going to show you a few ideas for recycled and eco-friendly Easter crafts, including a flower, a bunny rabbit, a cat, and a caterpillar.
Egg Carton Easter Crafts


Cut out one of the cups from the egg carton. Every egg carton has a slightly different shape but you should get a flower-like shape after cutting. You may have to cut it a bit more to form the petals.

Use a sharp instrument to poke two holes at the bottom of the flower. Then you will thread a chenille stem through one hole and back out the other hole.

Twist the two ends together to form the stem.

My daughter painted the flower and glued a pom pom in the middle. This is the finished product:


Cut the egg carton down the middle lengthwise to make this caterpillar. You can add more cups to make it longer. Let your kids have fun painting and decorating it!


For the cat you will need two cups - one for the head and one for the body/legs. Make sure to cut the legs to be the same length otherwise it won't stand.

For the head you use another cup and you may have to cut and shape the ears.

Glue or staple the head and legs together.

Let your child paint the cat, add eyes, whiskers, tail, and any other accessories.


The rabbit is the same as the cat except the ears are longer.

Paint it, add eyes, whiskers, a pom pom tail and anything else your child wants!


Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


  1. everytime I toss one in the trash I know I should save it for a craft ! great ideas
    Would love if you came over and shared this on #kidsinthekitchen linky this week

  2. Love these :) Here from the Friday Flash Blog.

  3. super cute ideas!! we love to recycle here for crafts too

  4. Wow! That is such a great craft idea - I'm keeping my egg cartons and pinning this to my Easter board.

  5. Love recycling egg cartons! That cat is really cute!

  6. These are great! I love crafts from recycled materials! I'm planning on doing a caterpillar mini-unit with my tot soon. I will probably put your idea to use! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very clever bunny and kitty/doggy! I think my tot would like these too! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh, what great ideas!! Several I have not seen before. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!