Make these egg carton Christmas crafts with your kids using only a few bits and pieces.
Getting creative with kids does not have to be expensive. Use items from the recycling bin like these egg cartons to make cute Christmas crafts! Also, see these easy Glitter Christmas Decorations we shared last week.
To make these three egg carton crafts, cut the egg carton into pieces and keep the longer cone-shaped parts.
You will need:
- Egg carton segments
- Small polystyrene balls
- Craft paint
- Piece of a thin chenille stem
- Crepe paper in silver or white and yellow
- Beads or other embellishments
- Small stars
- Soft wire
- Modge Podge
Paint the egg carton segments in silver or white. Cut a piece of silver or white paper in a rectangle and fold it to form wings.
Glue the wings to one side of the egg carton segment. Insert a toothpick into the small polystyrene ball and paint it in flesh colour. Once dry, insert the toothpick and head into the top of the egg carton segment. Cut a small piece of the yellow crepe paper into strips to make the hair and glue it on top of the head. Bend the chenille stem into a circle, leaving a point to insert into the ball. Add a bit of detail to the dress. You can use scrapbook embellishments, beads or draw patterns. Finish the angel by drawing a face.
Paint the egg carton segments in green. To decorate you can paint a layer of podge and dip it into glitter, glue small beads onto the trees or paint a few patterns or dots. Finish the trees by gluing a small star onto a toothpick. Paint in metallic colours or dip in glitter. Insert a toothpick into the top of the tree.
Cut the egg carton segment shorter so you only have the top. Paint gold. Insert a toothpick into a small polystyrene ball and paint gold. Insert from the inside of the bell, cut off the extra length of the toothpick. Wrap the wire around the toothpick, form a loop, wrap again and secure with a bit of glue if needed.
And there you have 3 ideas on how to use egg cartons to make easy Christmas ornaments for your tree!