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Egg Carton Flowers

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Egg carton cups form flower petals in this fun arts & crafts activity for preschoolers.


  • Empty egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Paint, markers, or crayons
  • Paintbrush
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue


  1. Cut apart an egg carton into individual sections and have your child paint the sections with a variety of colors. (Markers or crayons can also be used.)
  2. Poke a pipe cleaner through the bottom of each section to make a stem.
  3. Cut leaf shapes out of green construction paper and glue them onto the pipe cleaners.
  4. Several colorful flowers in a bud vase make a great gift or a decorative table centerpiece.