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Published on February 10th, 2011 | by Maria


Five Things You Can Make With An Egg Carton

egg cartons
Eggs are a staple food in most households. Families can easily go through a carton or two a week and that can add up to a lot of cardboard or styrofoam. Some grocery stores offer eggs in bulk so you can reuse your cartons. If you aren’t able to buy your eggs this way, you’re bound to be looking for ways to reuse the leftover cartons. Here are five crafts that you can make utilizing this common kitchen packaging.


1. Hanging Lantern

Addicted 2 Decorating gives us this great idea for an egg carton hanging lamp. You could try leaving the egg carton unpainted for a natural look or leave it sitting on a table for a one-of-a-kind table lamp. 

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Hey there! I'm Maria Raffaelle and I currently live in Chicago, IL. I have a passion for all things eco-friendly in makeup, skincare, haircare, and fashion. The crafter in me loves to put a DIY twist on beauty too! One of my goals is to help women realize that they are all beautiful; no matter their size, shape, or skin. Let's celebrate the beauty in each of us, together!

3 Responses to Five Things You Can Make With An Egg Carton

  1. Laurie says:

    I’ve been deemed a “FUN ART’ Expert ~> YOU GOTTA HAVE ART. A place for fun, creative, messy kind of art kids love.
    here’s a few ARTragous Recyclable project with egg cartons……

    also –

    let me know what you think!
    thanks, LAURIE

  2. Guest says:

    I buy eggs at my local farmer’s market, and most of the egg vendors will reuse egg cartons! If they get one from a different vendor, they just put their own sticker over it. This might not be allowed in all markets, but it’s worth checking.

  3. When I was a kid one Halloween I dressed up as the Statue of Liberty. My mom made most of my costume, including the crown which was from an old egg carton>:)

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