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    Welcoming Spring With Egg Carton Flowers!

    Posted by  ·  March 20, 2009
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    It is getting warmer around here but not many flowers yet so we made our own. I love making crafts that I remember from when I was little.

    A quick trip through the house and we found everything we needed to make a nice little bouquet.

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    I cut the carton apart and my daughter began painting.

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    I put a small hole in the bottom and stuck a green pipe cleaner through and then attached a folded yellow pipe cleaner by bending the green one over.  We then added a plastic pony bead to the top of the yellow pipe cleaners.  On some we instead hot glued a medium sized pom pom to the inside of the flower.

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    We made leaves by using the shaped kind of pipe cleaners.

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    We attached the leaves by bending them around the stem.  I added a dab of hot glue to the underside of the flower to keep the green pipe cleaner in place.

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    My daughter painted a toilet paper roll to make a vase. A 1 3/4″ circle punch makes a perfect bottom for the toilet paper roll–just hot glue it on. We filled the ‘vase’ with rocks to keep it steady.

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    Happy Spring!

    You might try these other fun crafts for Spring

    Window Silhouettes

    Egg Shaped Chalk

    Chalkboard Easter Eggs


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    1. Monday, April 6th, 2009
      What a cute idea! My 4 year old and I attempted to make these flowers today and linked your site from our blog.

      http://satorismiles.com/2009/04/06/egg-carton-flower-bouquet/
    2. Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
      This would make a perfect Earth Day craft. Thanks so much. I might use this with my playgroup. :)
    3. Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
      great idea!
      kids will love it.
      and so do i.

      i set a link to this tutorial at my blog.
      i hope you'll agree.
      if not, please leave a comment.

      thanks, doro.
    4. Monday, March 23rd, 2009
      Wow, these are fantastic - I love them!
    5. Monday, March 23rd, 2009
      Awesome Lollipop ButterFly. May I please request a printable saying that says
      Just Fluttering By To Wish You a Happy Mother's Day , and also the one that says Happy Valentines day so I can have it for next year. I think the kids will love making these for all of the moms that will be at our huge Mother's day gathering.

      Thanks!!
    6. gemgirl
      Monday, March 23rd, 2009
      You come up with the most clever and pretty things. Thanks for sharing and the pictures explain things so perfectly.
    7. Monday, March 23rd, 2009
      Those are great! I think I shall try this this week with my kids! Also, your daughter is precious. :)
    8. Monday, March 23rd, 2009
      Lovely idea, even though it's not spring Down Under! Just wish my boys were a bit more into the sitting down/handcrafty thing.
    9. Monday, March 23rd, 2009
      aww, I remember making these when i was a little girl. think we'll try these this week. thanks!
    10. Jenny
      Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
      Precious, beautiful!. . . oh, and the flowers too!
    11. Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
      Very cute idea!
    12. Saturday, March 21st, 2009
      Your daughter is so cute! :) Those egg carton flowers are a fun project. Thanks for sharing.
    13. Saturday, March 21st, 2009
      Yay, for egg cartons! I've been saving them for work (school) for these kind of art projects. They're beautiful, thanks for sharing!
    14. Saturday, March 21st, 2009
      You have an award waiting for you on my blog!
    15. Saturday, March 21st, 2009
      Very cute - I need to brighten up our place for spring.
    16. Saturday, March 21st, 2009
      Could not be sweeter! I am floored by the simplicity and beauty of this little craft, and I just emptied an egg carton, so I know what we'll be doing in the morning. Thanks for a wonderful project to celebrate the first weekend of Spring!
    17. Friday, March 20th, 2009
      super cute idea! Cant wait till my kids get just a little bigger so we can try it!
    18. Friday, March 20th, 2009
      Hooray! Hoooray! Thanks for sharing! I was looking for an egg carton craft for spring but I just couldn't come up with anything.