This DIY egg carton flower crown is so easy to make! Using supplies you probably already have at home, learn how to make a unique and beautiful egg carton headband, and recycle some fun into playtime.
Here’s an easy craft idea your little one will love to create to welcome the wonderful new spring season! This recycled egg carton craft has so many fun aspects to it, allowing your little ones to work decorate and create their own unique masterpiece.
Our family loves crafting together, especially when it comes to fun ways to upcyle recycled materials! This fun egg carton craft is a great way to do just that.
Egg cartons are a really great re-useable resource when it comes to crafting for little ones! It’s commonly available, eco-friendly, and always so much fun to see what you can make out of it.
Save your egg cartons instead of throwing them away and recycle them into this cute flower crown! Your children will learn valuable lessons about recycling, be able to exercise their creativity and also work on fine motor skills!
This creative project was created by guest blogger Rozanne of Bright Little Brains.
Rozanne is a teacher by profession and currently a stay-at-home mom to a four-year-old son and two-year-old daughter. She is also the creator behind the amazing Instagram account “Bright Little Brains,” an educational account full of wonderful kids DIY projects, activities and tutorials to help other parents find ideas and inspiration!
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How do you make an egg carton crown?
In just a few easy steps you can create your own flower crown! While you can customize this simple craft to your child’s preferences, here is the list of supplies you’ll need to create your own egg carton flower crown:
- One egg carton
- Craft paint
- Craft knife
- Hole puncher
- Wire / ribbon / Pipe cleaners
- Mini pom pom balls
- Painter’s tape
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
Steps to Make an Egg Carton Flower Crown
Remove the egg carton lid. Using a craft or utility knife, cut the egg carton into twelve individual sections.
Trim the egg cups to make them all look similar and leveled.
Cut each egg cup like a flower by making them all look similar or differently. You can clip around to make different shaped petals.
Time to paint!
For this project we used acrylic paint, but tempera paint works well for this easy egg carton craft too. Decide which colors you want to paint your crown and start to prepare the painting table.
Paint each egg cup inside and out and let it dry.
Once the egg carton cups are totally dry, glue 1 mini cotton ball in the middle of each flower cup with a glue gun.
Next, make holes in the side of each flower cup using a hole puncher. Be sure the two holes are directly across from each other.
Take the wire/ribbon/pipe cleaner and measure your child’s head. Lace the flower crown by gently feeding it through one flower cup at a time.
Tip: cover each end of your chosen cord with painter’s tape to make lacing through the egg carton flowers easier.
When you are done lacing secure the ends together using painter’s tape, and your beautiful egg carton flower crown is finished and ready for hours of pretend play, or just an afternoon of fun!
You can also pair this cute headband with some Mother’s Day coloring cards for a handmade gift for mom.
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Egg Carton Flower Headbands are perfect for pretend play
I love how these egg carton flowers turned out! Such a cute recycled project to make with the kids.
Rozanne is a teacher by profession and currently a stay-at-home mom to a four-year-old son and two-year-old daughter. Rozanne says “Educating is my passion, it’s my calling – I know I was born to do this.”
Rozanne is also the creator behind the Instagram “Bright Little Brains,” an educational account full of wonderful DIY projects, activities and tutorials to help other parents find ideas and inspiration! She has also recently opened her own Etsy shop with sensory play kits and materials, where she sells educational materials she personally uses in her activities.
Besides being a mom, teacher and small business owner, she also loves warm sunny days, hiking or taking the long road to explore the wonderful world around her. She’s a firm believer that you should make the most of the time you have, and you should live every day to the fullest!