Egg carton flowers are a fun, tactile art activity to do with your child to celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any springtime afternoon! These flowers never go bad, make a great gift and cute decoration.
Develop your child’s creativity, motor skills and hand eye coordination as you craft. You can even sneak in some counting – count the number of flowers and use egg cartons as an opportunity to teach the word “dozen”.
Materials and steps are outlined below, along with a helpful how-to video. We hope this fun flower craft inspires you and your family to create and give! Share your beautiful bouquets with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #mothergooseclub!
Happy Mother’s Day!
- Acrylic paint
- Paper plates
- Bottom of egg carton
- Paper towels
- Pipe cleaners
- Paint the egg carton cups (your flower petals) and allow them to dry.
- Poke a hole just large enough for a pipe cleaner to fit through in the bottom of each cup with scissors, then cut out each individual cup.
- Loop the top of each pipe cleaner (stem) so flowers stay in place (wrap pipe cleaner around your finger twice and press in place).
- Push cups up the pipe cleaner until they rest under the loop and cut for texture as desired!