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Easy Easter Egg Carton Bouquet - Easy Craft for Kids



We're going to be missing out on St. Patricks Day but that doesn't mean that we'll be missing Easter. We just love Easter with the egg hunts, the pastel colors and for me Easter signifies that Spring is officially here. The flowers are generally in bloom and the butterflies come out to play. So I got to thinking, Easter + Easter Eggs + Flowers + Butterflies? What can I come up with? Usually my inspiration will hit in the middle of nowhere and Madison is always more than willing to oblige my whims. She's totally into crafting and asks every day "what are we crafting" today? Well over the weekend I happened to go into my local dollar store and came upon some cute butterflies and knew exactly what I wanted to do. The fact that we also eat lots of eggs weekly means also that there are always empty egg cartons laying around. The dollar tree is an amazing place to pick up cheap craft supplies so I picked up a few floral pieces as well and decided to come home and make an easy easter egg carton bouquet, complete with butterflies. You also know me, I LOVE anything that's easy. After all when you're a mom, who has hours to sit and do crafts? I know I don't.

Easy Easter Egg Carton Bouquet


Supplies Need:

Empty Egg Carton
Fake Flowers & Butterflies (found at Dollar Tree)
Glue Gun
Scissors


Directions:

Once again these directions are so simple that I feel silly even showing how it's done. However a few people have actually said that they like seeing it step by step, so here goes.

Step 1: Cut your egg carton into little cubes along the lines. Since it's easier for me to show you, the picture below is what you're going to be aiming for. You're also going to want to break apart your flowers into single pieces and remove the leaves.


Step 2: With the stem of one of your flower poke a hole in one of your egg carton cube and pull it all the way through.


Step 3: Next you're going to want to attach some glue to the bottom of your egg carton and then attach your leaf. Pull the leaf back onto the stem all the way up to the carton and the glue so that it attaches firmly.


Step 4: With your butterflies attach some glue to the underside and place it on your carton so that it looks like it's smelling the flower.


That's it! Easy Peasy! It probably took us less than 10 minutes from start to finish and once you get the hang of it, it'll go really easy. Now all you need is a cute little vase to put your Easter Egg Carton Bouquet in. We recently saw the Diet Coke limited edition bottles at our local Target and picked up two of them. I don't drink coke so threw the contents out and used the bottles for this. I feel much better knowing that Madison can use that instead of my expensive vase.


Notes:

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To cut the flowers easier a wire cutter would make it a whole lot easier. I started out using my scissors and while it did the job because the wire was thin, if you're using a thicker flower a scissors might not work.

2. For an even more beautiful bouquet you might also want to color your egg carton cubes into different colors as well.

3. You can experiment with the flowers and if you can't find butterflies can substitute with ladybugs which we also saw at our Dollar Tree.


Annmarie John
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  1. What an excellent way to upcycle. I love how fun this is for springtime decorating.

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    1. Thank you. Yes they are truly a lot of fun.

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  2. You're telling me that I can do this for less than $5 and have fun in the process? OK I am so doing this on the weekend with my niece and nephew when they come over. I might color the egg cartons to make it look prettier and pick up a few different flowers as well. What a great idea. LOVE IT!!

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    1. You got that right Tiffany! Let me know how yours turn out when you get it done. :)

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  3. I love this! It looks so easy and fun. We will have to try it sometime.

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    1. Oh please do Angela and you have to share it with me when you do. I can't wait to see how you and Christine do it together.

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  4. What a cute and creative Easter bouquet. I will have to make this with my niece and nephew.

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    1. I'm sure they'll enjoy doing it with you.

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  5. This is great! I have a bunch of those bottles, which I used to organize Scarlet's art supplies, but I think she'd like this even better.

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    1. I'm sure she will Tamara and aren't these the cutest coke bottles? I'm sure I can come up with a few other things to do with them. :)

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  6. What a fun craft for kiddos to do. I may have to get the supplies ready for the kids here. Amber N

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    1. Oh I know that they'll love doing it together with you. I would suggest coloring the egg cartons though. :)

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  7. This is wonderful! Yes, maybe a few colors or a little bit of trimming would also make it a bit different. :-) It will be a great activity with kids.

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    1. I definitely agree and you can do that and make it all yours. Nothing like doing it differently but for us we loved easy and I like Madison doing things her way. :)

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  8. You are so creative. The bouquet turned out beautiful. I would love to try this.

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  9. That is so cute. I bet my kids would love to make this!

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  10. Very crafty item you make here!
    Plus, such a cute picture of Madison.

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    1. Thank you so very much for the compliment.

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  11. Now isn't that pretty amazing? I love that you used an egg carton and a bottle of coke too at the end. That would teach kids that recycling is the way to go. The bouquet turned out wonderful! I love celebrating Easter too! It's always so much fun and very colorful.

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    1. Oh we just love Easter. There's nothing quite like the pastel colors and all the flowers blooming.

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  12. Great way to create the best out of the waste. Loved the idea.

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    1. Thank you. It sure is a great way to recycle.

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  13. What a cute way to recycle and reuse an egg carton. I think you guys did an amazing job.

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    1. Thank you so much Miles. I think we did too.

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  14. that is super creative, well done!

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  15. That is such an adorable way to turn trash into treasure! It would make a lovely springtime table centerpiece!

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    1. It sure is and the new designer coke bottles are so much fun.

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  16. I can't believe Easter is coming up so quickly! Where did the rest of 2016 go?! Love these idea though. So resourceful.

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    1. I can't believe it either. Before we know it, it'll be the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017

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  17. that's an overflow of creativity! good job, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow, that's so creative. Too bad, I do not have talent when it comes to making stuff like these. I will show this post to my creative friend, perhaps he can create something for me for Easter.

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    1. Oh we all have a creative bone in our body, you just need to find what you're good at.

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  19. The easter egg carton bouquet is a great idea since it can really bring out the creativeness in you. It also looks really cute.

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    1. Thank you so much. We think it came out rather nicely too.

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  20. These are so cute! I am always on the lookout for new crafts so we will have to try this one. My daughter will love it!

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  21. This is sooo cute! I would love to do this with my child once I have one! Very creative.

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    1. Well you can do it all by yourself in the meantime. ;)

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  22. This was fun to read. Great passtime for a craft like this! I bet the kids love this...

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    1. I'm very sure they will if you try it with them.

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  23. My daughter was also fond of crafts when she was much younger. It is also a practical way to reuse junk around the kitchen. There are many other ways the kids can imagine aside from this, I am sure.

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    1. There is just something about kids and crafting. It sure brings out their creativity and I just love that.

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  24. These are pretty cool. Love your Easter ideas, both this & that teacup sets!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. We had a great time doing both of them.

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  25. Thanks for the ideas, I think I am gonna start thinking of what to do for this coming easter day.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that you will think of something and when you do it will be awesome!

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  26. I am a big fan of recycling craft and do lot of it with my kids. This one is really cute to try out.

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    1. Oh it was a lot of fun and best of all it was super easy and cheap. All of which I loved.

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  27. Omg what a cute and fun craft!!! Might just have to do this with my toddler!

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    1. I think that your toddler will enjoy doing this with you.

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  28. Yes, I have used egg cartons when I'm young to make craft! But nowadays, the cartons come in plastic! Love the look of the bouquet!

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    1. While I've never used the white plastic ones I'm pretty sure that they might do the job as well. I may have to give it a try.

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  29. How do you come up with this stuff?! This egg carton bouquet is so adorable! We go through a lot of eggs too but ours are the colored styrofoam cartons. I wonder how that would turn out.

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    1. We usually improvise with a lot of them but I also get my inspiration a lot from Pinterest and just make my own variation. I saw one on Pinterest where they used beads but decided that using fake flowers would look so much nicer. :)

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  30. What a cute craft. You could paint them green as part of the stem too! Great way to recycle!

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    1. Yes you most likely can but painting them different colors would sure make your bouquet a lot more beautiful.

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  31. OK I just HAVE to give this a try. I usually just throw my egg cartons out and don't think about them. What a great way to recycle and that bouquet is just too cute.

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    1. I used to throw mine out as well too but there are so much things you can do with them. I will have to come up with a few more.

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  32. What a great craft for the kids! It is so easy and affordable too!

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    1. Very easy and super affordable. Just the way I like it. :)

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  33. This is an exceptional perfect gift for which would be perfect for decorating and fundraiser items. The idea appears to use that of everyday items to assemble into an item that is priceless and with it being done by the children it makes more special!

    Have an egg-citing week everyone!

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    1. Thank you Romeo for stopping by and you're right when it's done by kids it's even more special.

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