Egg Carton Creatures | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

I’ve noticed a trend in crafting this spring, which is to use regular egg cartons in a variety of ways to make really cool things! The most popular shape I’ve seen is a flower, but I thought I’d try some other ideas for you to make with your children this week. 
Just a reminder that Easter is only a few more days away! Don’t forget to check out these other Lady Lucas crafting posts: Easter Gift Wrapping 101 Giant Easter Eggs {this one has a FREE printable!} and Make a Birdhouse Bunting
Materials you will need
  • An empty egg carton {cardboard not Styrofoam} 
  • Acrylic or tempera paints
  • Scissors
  • Markers
*Tip* Cardboard egg cartons can be hard to find, but organic eggs are often offered in them since they are more earth friendly.

Step 1 Moms, the first step of this project you will need to help your children with, especially if they are very small. Cut out various shapes for your egg carton creatures using sharp scissors. You can cut out the cone shapes found in the middle row of the carton for mountains or trees, or get creative and make something unique like a swan or rabbit. For the rabbit shape pictured, I hot glued a few different shapes together. This is definitely more advanced, but if you’re an avid crafter, you can get really creative with this part!
Step 2 Have the kids paint each creature with acrylic or tempera paint. You will need a good amount of paint because cardboard really soaks it up quickly. Light colors such as white and pink look nice and are easier for kids to draw on top off.
Step 3  After the creatures are completely dry, add details with markers. You could also glue on googly eyes or stickers. You could even add glitter… the possibilities are endless for decorating!
Step 4  Display the creatures on the table this Easter, or use them for play time. 

Ashley Lucas {aka Lady Lucas} is the ‘Queen of Cute Characters’. She is an avid crafter, children’s book illustrator and owner of her own arts business. She loves all holidays; especially Halloween! You can find her online at ladylucas.com. She loves hearing from moms with questions so feel free to reach out with any particular comments about her crafts for JCFamilies! Don’t forget to Like or Comment on this post if you enjoyed it!