Thursday, April 28, 2011

Egg Carton Flowers

I'm sure you all have leftover egg cartons from all the Easter egg dyeing you did last week. Instead of throwing them away recycle them to make these cute egg carton flowers. I made these with my daughter and her favorite part was painting them.

Egg Carton
Paint & paint brushes
Green pipe cleaners

Cut the egg compartments apart into individual cups, these are your flowers. If needed shape top with scissors to look like a flower. Depending on what kind of egg carton you have you can paint each cup (works best with cardboard cartons) or if your egg carton is already colored (Styrofoam carton) you can skip the painting step and use as-is. Once the cups are dry, poke a hole through the bottom and then insert the pipe cleaner. This is the stem. Glue the pom-poms in the middle of the cup. Display flowers in a decorated toilet paper roll or a glass jar.

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