With Easter just around the corner, chances are you’ll soon have some extra egg cartons on your hands. Put them to good use with these simple egg carton crafts for kids of all ages that extend far beyond Easter. From flowers to colorful chicks, these crafts that use egg cartons are a must this spring.

Looking for more Easter fun for kids? Check out our Easter games, Easter jokes, Easter movies for kids, and Easter paper crafts.

Chicken “Egg” Cups

How cute is this egg carton craft from Red Ted Art? Not only are they easy to create, but they make great decorations for the kids’ Easter dinner table too.

Bunnies in the Burrow

This adorable idea from Jumbletree is so fresh and fun, and kids will love using it to play with their bunny pals. Making the burrow is simple, and making rabbits requires a few supplies you probably already have. Get the tutorial to make the rabbits here.

Candy-Filled Egg Carton Chick

chicken egg carton craft for Easter
One Little Project

This candy-filled chick from One Little Project is a project and a fun treat all in one! Fill it with your or your kiddo's favorite Easter sweets.

Egg Carton Jellyfish Puppets

jellyfish egg carton craft
The Art Kit

Create whimsical jellyfish puppets when you use this adorable design from The Art Kit. Egg cartons, paint, yarn, and googly eyes are pretty much all you need to create these under the sea creatures!

Egg Carton Pots

egg carton flower pots
Journey Into Creativity

This craft uses a different part of the egg carton—the pointy part that touches the lid. All you have to do is cut out that piece, fill it with soil, and then top it with an adorable and tiny succulent. Attach string and hang for your very own hanging planter. You can find all the details at Journey Into Creativity.

Egg Carton Flower Prints

flower prints are a fun egg carton craft
Meaningful Mama

Let your little Picasso get creative by making egg carton flower prints! This craft from Meaningful Mama is simply fun and perfect for some Spring crafting. Put these works of art in a frame, or get the kids to make some cards for grandparents—you can't go wrong!

Dancing Egg Carton Fish

These dancing fish are a cool egg carton craft
Brainy Beginnings Network

A perfect craft for big kids, these Dancing Fish from Brainy Beginnings Network involve painting and a little sewing. Once assembled, make these gorgeous fish dance or hang them up as a super cute decoration.

Egg Carton Craft: Ladybugs

One Little Project

Turn your old egg cartons into adorable ladybugs with this tutorial from One Little Project. Gather pipe cleaners, pom poms, and googly eyes, and get crafting.

Egg Carton Art on a Canvas

this flower bouquet is a cool egg carton craft.
Mod Podge Rocks

Crafty kids will love making this flower bouquet canvas from Mod Podge Rocks. With brightly colored paint, a little glue, and a layer of sparkly Mod Podge, it’ll come together in an afternoon.

Related: 14 Perfect Easter Paper Crafts for Kids

Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft

these colorful chicks are a fun egg carton craft
Typically Simple

These cute chicks from Typically Simple can double as an Easter project—and they’re a super fun way to make use of egg cartons. They’re also easy to make with items you probably have on hand.

Egg Carton Toy Camera

Let's Do Something Crafty

Thanks to Let's Do Something Crafty, your kids can snap the perfect pretend photo. Though this egg carton craft may need a bit more grown-up involvement, the kids can help out with painting, braiding the camera strap, or arranging the different elements of the "camera."

Egg Carton Sea Life Craft

Fantastic Fun and Learning

Create an entire underwater world with just four supplies. You’ve got the egg cartons; find out what else you’ll need at Fantastic Fun and Learning. One down, three to go!

Egg Carton Building Blocks

The Pinterested Parent

Using egg cartons as building blocks? Pure genius. Once you’ve cut up your stash, have the kids paint it all in bright hues. After that, the possibilities are endless. Take a peek at the great tutorial for this craft that uses egg cartons at The Pinterested Parent.

Egg Carton Bugs

Pink Stripey Socks

These little guys are more cute than creepy and use up plenty of egg cartons. Parents, you'll probably have to handle the task of arranging the pipe cleaner legs just right. Get the how-to over at Pink Stripey Socks.

Related: 13 Easter Games for Kids

Egg Carton Flower Crown

Hello Wonderful

It’s a project that requires help, but your kiddo will be the queen or king of spring if you decide to tackle this cool flower crown. You can handle the glue gun, they can design their flowers. Find out how to make this egg carton craft over at Hello Wonderful.

Egg Carton Owl

owl egg carton craft
Art and Soul Preschool

Who-who-who's up for transforming an egg carton into a feathered friend? This clever craft from Art and Soul Preschool is super easy. If you have a decently stocked craft drawer you likely have the googly eyes, feathers and paint ready to go.

Egg Carton Masks

Teaching Every Day

This egg carton mask craft from Teaching Every Day is great fun for a masquerade dress-up bash. You only need a few supplies, and it's easy enough that younger crafters can handle most of the steps. Customize with the kids' favorite colors or add feathers for additional panache. 

Egg Carton Penguin

egg cart craft penguins
Green Owl Art

How cute are these penguins from Green Owl Art? They're just the right size for little hands and don't require a lot of materials or time. Couple the activity with a viewing of Happy Feet, and you've got one eggcellent afternoon.

Egg Carton Crocodile

My Kid Craft

Here's a smile, crocodile! This green grinner from My Kid Craft is a lot of toothy fun. Best part? It requires three egg cartons—ideal for using up a big supply.

Spring Robin Egg Carton Candy Box

spring robin candy box egg carton craft
Almost Unschoolers

These adorable little robins are made from recycled egg cartons, and as a bonus, they have a little treat inside! Not only are they filled with your favorite candy, but they're also super easy to make. Check out the step-by-step tutorial from Almost Unschoolers here.

Related: 33 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas That Don’t Use Dye

Egg Carton Ocean Craft

Let your kids learn their imagination is as deep as the ocean with this fun egg carton ocean craft. Use the container as a vignette, where little ones can paint with colors of the sea, then fill it with ocean creatures and plants. Get the details from The Imagination Tree.

—with additional reporting by Taylor Clifton and Karly Wood


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