10 Egg-cellent Crafts for Recycling Empty Egg Crates

It's estimated that the average American eats 25 cartons of eggs per year! If your family is anything like ours, you might go through one or two cartons of eggs each week. If you're tired of throwing out all that cardboard week after week, check out this list of fun, simple crafting projects we've put together to recycle your old egg cartons into homemade toys, seasonal decorations, and educational games! These activities are a great way to show your children how fun it can be to recycle!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Bumblebee

    This sweet spring bumblebee is made with a recycled egg carton. My kids loved making these cute bees, flying them around the yard, and buzzing away!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Mini Wreath

    Just in time for the holidays! Turn your empty egg carton into a fun and festive mini-wreath!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Christmas Tree

    I'm always buying cute or fun wooden door decorations to display on our front door during the holidays. But I thought it would be fun for the kids to make their own and display it proudly for everyone to see. And so we created this egg carton Christmas tree door decoration.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Gator Puppets

    Croikey! Who could have guessed that all it takes to turn an egg carton into a fearsome alligator is some green paint, string, and scissors? These prehistoric puppets are a hit with young kids, and can even make a fun prop for your next math lesson!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egghead Plants
    Egghead Plants

    (Ages 3-11)

    These little eggheads are an adorable project! Just plant the grass seeds and watch the hair grow. You can even use these eggheads as seed-starter pots because they are biodegradable and full of calcium for your plants!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Rocket Ship

    With a little imagination, some cardboard, tape, and colored sharpies, an egg carton can transform into all sorts of things. Follow our guide to turn your egg crate into a rocket-powered transport ship, or challenge your child to make something new!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Penguin

    There is something so cute about penguins. With the weather getting colder, we have started reading some winter penguin books that sparked this fun craft. My kids loved seeing how easily you could turn an egg crate into a silly winter bird friend.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Spiders

    A simple spider craft that's great for Halloween, made with egg cartons, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and paint! Note that the actual assembly time is short for this project, but you'll need to factor in time to let the paint dry.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Grasshopper

    This grasshopper craft is not only a fun way to learn about the parts of a grasshopper, but it jumps too! How far will yours jump?

  • Visual aid of how to complete Ping Pong Bounce Game

    Challenge friends or family members to a great game of Ping Pong Bounce!


Get inspired!