Make some beautiful, colourful, upcylced jewellery with this egg carton flowers necklace! A frugal craft activity for school age kids to create, and wonderful for giving as a gift to friends too.
We are thrilled to be joining in the fun and inspiring Kids Crafts 101 Bloghop this month, along with some seriously talented crafty ladies around the world! Check the end of this post to see links to some of the other ideas which are being shared and to grab some inspiration for those summer months ahead.
A year or so ago we created a really fun colour sorting sensory table activity using lots of painted egg cartons. We played with this for some time, then decided to keep hold of the cartons so that we could upcycle them again, into something else!
We cut out the six round parts of each box and then simply trimmed the edges using scissors to create flower petals. I did most of these as the cardboard boxes were tiring to cut and slightly tricky for their little hands, but they did have a go at some on their own too.
Then they chose their favourites and painted the backs of the flowers using contrasting colours, then added another contrasting colour in the centre when dry.
We used a metal BBQ skewer to puncture two hole through the base of the petals at the top of each flower, then threaded some wool through them (using a pen to push it through the small holes.)
The nature of the cardboard and thick wool meant that the egg carton flowers stayed in place once they were arranged on the necklace. The end result was some bright and cheerful, upcycled Spring jewellery!
These would be so sweet to make at a playdate or craft themed birthday party, maybe along with a matching headband, brooch or even earrings! They would also make a darling homemade gift for Mother’s Day or a birthday.
If you enjoyed this super simple craft idea, pop on over to follow the rest of the Kids Crafts 101 blog hop!
Yesterday’s fantastic idea came from the very talented Jean over at The Artful Parent, who shared an idea for creating DIY art journals for kids (below, left) and then tomorrow head on to discover what adorable weaving Rachelle from Tinkerlab has been making! (below, right.)
Search our full ART and CRAFT archives for more inspiration too.
We will be back soon to show you what we did with all the rest of the beautiful egg carton flowers too!
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