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Egg Carton Flowers

Egg carton flowers are a delightful and eco-friendly craft that brings a burst of creativity to any space. By repurposing old egg cartons, you can create beautiful blooms that never wilt or fade. The process is simple and enjoyable, perfect for a fun afternoon activity with friends or little ones. With just a few basic supplies like paint, scissors, and glue, you can transform ordinary egg cartons into a colorful garden of whimsical flowers. Whether you display them in a vase, use them as decorations for a special event, or gift them to someone special, these charming creations are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. So why not grab some cartons, let your imagination bloom, and craft your very own bouquet of egg carton flowers today!

Supplies Needed to Make Egg Carton Flowers in a Tin Can

-Medium Sized Tin Can (the one we used was a 19 oz can)

– Egg Cartons

– Bright pink and purple paint for the egg cartons, blue and yellow for the popsicle sticks

– Popsicle Sticks

– Yellow Buttons

– Neon Green Pipe cleaners

– Large yellow ribbon

– Green paper filler

– Glue Dots – these are great for kids to use and makes gluing to the tin can easy peasy!

Directions to Make Egg Carton Flowers

1. Cut out your egg cartons. You may need to round the edges when cutting so that they look more like petals.

2. Paint your egg cartons. We made 5 flowers so you’ll need 5 egg cartons painted pink and 5 purple. Once dry, make a hole in the bottom of the egg carton with a pencil or pen.

Place the pink egg carton each purple one. Put some glue on the inside of the purple eggcarton and then put the pink one on top.

3. Fold over your pipe cleaner so that the folded part is at the bottom of the stem of the flower. Then push the top 2 pieces through the egg carton holes. Twist the pipe cleaner all the way down so that the two halves come together and make the pipe cleaner stem stronger.

Note: Using a pipe cleaner for the stem is not sturdy enough if you want the flowers to stand up. If you want them to stand up straight you can use a paper straw or wooden dowel instead. We are partial to the pipe cleaner though as they make the flowers droop and look more real.

4. Glue your button on top of the pipe cleaner in the center of the egg carton. Twist the pipe cleaner a bit before gluing the button down. Using hot glue here will help keep the flower together (adults only should do this part).

5. Now make your tin can! Paint some popsicle sticks in two different colors. We liked blue and yellow. We used glue dots to glue them to the can. These are perfect and easy for kids to use!

6. Now add some paper filler inside your can and place your egg carton flowers inside.

7. Finish your can off with a large or small piece of ribbon tied around it. Doesn’t this look so pretty? We love how this turned out! Mom or Grandma will surely love to receive this bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day or a birthday.

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