Recycled Crafts for Kids: 33 Egg Carton Crafts

By: Emily Glimco, Editor,

Egg Carton Sea Life HabitatEgg cartons are seriously underestimated when it comes to making recycled crafts for kids. They’re incredibly thrifty, you probably have a ton of them in your recycling bin, and you can do so many things with them! Egg cartons are, by nature, easy to recycle, but repurposing them into creative kids' craft ideas is so much more fun. Basically, if you’re looking for cheap crafts to make, egg cartons are the way to go. With these egg carton crafts, your crafty kiddos can cut, paste, and paint their way into brand new animal crafts, art project ideas, and so much more.

The best thing about these recycled crafts for kids is that when your little ones show  friends and family what they made, no one will be able to believe that their latest art project idea was actually made from egg cartons. They probably won't even believe that their latest projects cost next to nothing to make! With this list of 33 Egg Carton Crafts for Kids, your little ones will be the king or queen of recycled crafts before you know it.

Egg Carton Crafts for Kids

Recycled Crafts for Kids: 33 Egg Carton Crafts

Table of Contents

Egg Carton Crafts for the Holidays

Animal Crafts for Kids

Art Project Ideas with Egg Cartons

More Egg Carton Crafts

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Egg Carton Crafts for the Holidays

Egg Carton Easter EggsCute Egg Carton Angel

You probably go through tons of egg cartons throughout the entire year, so why not use your recycled materials to make some thrifty holiday crafts? Recycled crafts are the perfect idea at any time of the year, and these egg carton crafts are no exception. Whether you're crafting for Easter, Valentine's Day, or Christmas, there's an egg carton craft for you to enjoy. You'll treasure these adorable egg carton crafts so much that you'll bring them out for holiday decorations year after year.

Animal Crafts for Kids

Egg Carton FrogEgg Carton Sea Life Habitat

Making your own little animal pals is always super fun, but when it's super thrifty, crafting is even better! These egg carton crafts for kids are super-savers, but they're also super adorable. You might have to crack a lot of eggs to make these recycled crafts, but these silly little critters will make you crack up with delight.

Art Project Ideas with Egg Cartons

Charming Egg Carton ButtonsCharming Egg Carton Art

Who knew egg carton crafts could be so colorful? Turn those brown cartons completely upside down by repurposing them into something beautiful. These art project ideas are incredibly cheap crafts to make, but they're cute enough to display anywhere in your house. Once they make just one of these egg carton crafts, your kids will be begging you to pick up more and more eggs every time you go to the store!

More Egg Carton Crafts

Recycled Egg Carton WreathEgg Carton Spy Glasses

Last but not least, these egg carton crafts are extra special, and totally unexpected. Transform your old cartons into the most gorgeous flower wreath you'll ever see, or turn them into a boat that really floats. No matter which of these recycled crafts you and your little ones choose to make, you'll have a blast!

Want to find new ways to use the rest of your recyclables? Discover more recycled craft ideas in our collection of Trash to Treasure: 92 Recycled Crafts!


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