2 years old

Egg Carton Shamrock Craft


It's almost St Patrick's Day and we've been making shamrocks!  Egg cartons are just the perfect recycled material to use for crafts, and they look just like the leaves of a four leaf clover, so we've used them a few other things that you've definitely got in your craft cupboard to make our decorations.

What you'll need:
  • egg carton
  • green paint
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaners

We started by painting our egg cartons green.  It's fun for the kids to paint things of a different shape and texture, it's a real challenge for them to cover the whole thing with paint.  Ivy only just managed to paint to tops, so it's a good thing that her egg carton was green to begin with!

Once the paint was dry we cut our egg boxes into 6 sections, Ethan had a really good try at doing his as he is getting quite good with his scissors, but did need a bit of help around the corners.  I did cut Ivy's for her as she is trouble with a pair of scissors!

Then I poked a hole in each of the 4 egg cups that we were using each, and gave the children 3 plain green pipe cleaners and one sparkly green one to poke through each one.  

Once they were all through and secured at the ends by folding them over, we turned the whole shamrock over and twisted the pipe cleaners around to secure them.

These shamrocks now make a great decoration in a vase or can be stuck to the front of a card to give to someone.  Happy St Patrick's Day!

This post is part of a St Patrick's Day Activities for Kids blog hop, look at all the other fun ideas!

Egg Carton Shamrock Craft from Play & Learn Everyday
Rainbow Rainmaker from Mum in the Mad House
Michael Finnigan Craft from Craftulate
Shamrock sun catcher craft from The Gingerbread House
Rainbow Hearts Craft from Our Whimsical Days
Shamrock Stones from Sunny Day Family
Pot of Gold Number Mats from The Kindergarten Connection
St Patricks’s Day Playdough from Clares Little Tots
Rainbow Buttons Color Sorting & Craft Activity from Kidz Activities

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  1. What a great activity. I love egg carton crafts

    1. Thanks so much, they really are so versatile and fun to play with!

  2. Great use for egg boxes, they are really cute.

    1. Thanks, they look really lovely as decorations :)

  3. Egg cartons are just perfect for turning into shamrocks! Thanks so much for joining our blog hop.

    1. They really are! And thanks so much for organising the blog hop :)

  4. How fun! Such a cute upcycled project!

    1. Thanks so much, we had lots of fun making them!

  5. I adore these. I love using recyclables to craft.

  6. What a fun one! So much cutting practice, too!



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