Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cherry Blossom Flowers: an Egg Carton Craft

Use an egg crate to create cardboard cherry blossoms, then paint the with your kids. And easy spring DIY craft.

Sometimes my kids are begging for a quick and easy craft. Something they can do in the 30 minutes between finishing breakfast and leaving for school. (You can check out my morning launch pad that helps smooth this process, and my tricks to save 10 hours a week, so I actually have time for crafting with the kiddos.)

Yesterday, my almost-4-year-old, wanted a "special" craft, so I looked into my craft box (my craft supplies are not as organized as they once were, but I still have a to-do box), found an egg carton, and looked on Pinterest to find inspiration.

Colorful cherry blossoms made form an egg carton

Enter this pin, originally from Snapguide. It's an easy to follow picture tutorial, but the basic rundown is: cut out the egg "cups", slice each one 4 times and trim to create "petals", paint.

How to make cardboard flowers out of an egg carton, an easy tutorial

We chose pink, orange and red, so at least the colors go together well.

An easy craft for kids- use an egg crate to create cardboard flowers

I might have time for another baby food jar craft, like last year's mother's day vases, or teacher appreciation pencil vases.

egg cartons turned into cherry blossoms


Linking up to the Spring Pinterest Challenge with Young House Love, Bower PowerSparkle Meets Pop and Red Bird Blue
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Simply LKJ said...

Oh wow that brings back memories. We used to make those at my grandparents house! Super cute.

Unknown said...

So cute!

Kelly said...

Love these! Pop 'em in a frame and instant art!

The Clay Trowel said...

Girl I'm going to start collecting egg cartons right now! Love this :-) Hope your doing well my blog friend!

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