7 Best Egg Carton Garden Crafts

7 Best Egg Carton Garden Crafts

7 Best Egg Carton Garden Crafts

Do you ever stare into your recycle bin and see potential? That’s what I do with egg cartons. After all, my kids can’t eat eggs fast enough! 

And while I could keep a few around for making omelets, they’re just too perfect not to upcycle. Whether you want to make a planter or a greenhouse, 

there are plenty of ways to use egg cartons in garden crafts. Try one of my favorite ideas below to get started!

Egg Carton Planters

An egg carton planter is a fun and easy craft that you can use to grow plants. To make one, you need.

  • an empty egg carton (or several)
  • soil or potting mix to fill the compartments of the box with
  • seeds or seedlings planted in each compartment of the box. It’s best to plant smaller plants in this way so they have enough room to grow.

Egg Carton Pots

You can also use an egg carton to make a pot. Just cut the top off of the carton and put it inside another container, like a plant pot or some tin foil. 

Then you can plant seeds in the egg carton and grow them inside! This is a fun activity for kids of all ages, especially since most of us have access to eggs regularly.

You can also use your egg cartons for growing herbs or flowers, vegetables, or even just for having fun with your kids!

Garden Markers

If you’re a gardener, you know how important it is to have plants marked. That way, when you need to find them again in the garden and don’t have time to hunt down their names on Google, 

you can just walk over and see which of your plants matches up with what color marker label.

Pegboards are great for holding these markers because they’re easy to hang on walls or fences. You could also use a command hook if you prefer more flexibility in moving them around. They will also be easier to read if they sit higher up off the ground (but not too high).

We recommend using different sizes of egg cartons as markers so that there’s no confusion about which plant corresponds with each one: small ones can be used for annuals or smaller shrubs while larger ones work well for perennials and trees!

Hanging Garden

  • Use an egg carton to create a hanging garden. It’s easy to make and you can use it in any room of the house.
  • Cut off the top part of the egg carton so there is only one wall remaining. Make sure you save this piece for later, as it will be used to hang your garden in place.
  • Line up as many plants as will fit into each section of the egg carton, using small plastic cups or paper cups cut down to size. You can also use recycled containers like yogurt containers or ice cream cones that have been washed out if you prefer!
  • Once everything is arranged how you like it, take your leftover walls from step 1 and glue them onto either end of the box with hot glue gun or craft glue (or both!). This creates a sturdy base for hanging up your plant wall when finished!

Fairy House

  • Use a large egg carton to make a fairy house.
  • Cut out the door on one end of the egg carton, then decorate with paint, glitter, and stickers.
  • Use a smaller egg carton to make a window. Fill it with moss and stones for decorations.



  • Egg carton
  • Water bottle, plastic cup, or another container that fits inside the egg carton
  • Duct tape (optional)


Cover the bottom of your egg carton with a few layers of duct tape, if desired. This will help keep it from leaking through in case there are any holes in your roof or walls.

Fill each tier with soil before putting in seeds or seedlings—but not too much! You want to leave room for water to drain out when you water them, so don’t overfill this part of the greenhouse unless you want a mini swamp inside your little biosphere.

Bird Feeder

To make a bird feeder, you’ll need an old carton, scissors, and some glue. Cut the top of the egg carton off so that you have an opening large enough for birds to enter and exit through. 

You can use a knife or box cutter, depending on how thick your egg carton is; just be careful not to cut yourself!

Poke holes all over your bird feeder with a needle or small screwdriver (this will be easier if it looks like rain outside). These holes will allow water to run inside when it rains, so don’t make too many—you don’t want anything getting wet inside your pretty little home for birds!

Cover any sharp edges of your bird feeder with tape or paper if necessary; this will keep them from being cut if touched by curious hands during playtime later on down the road when kids get older and more curious about everything around them!

The Humble Egg Carton Is A Great Craft Base For Kids

  • Egg cartons are cheap, easy to find, and biodegradable.
  • Use your imagination! The humble egg carton is a great craft base for kids.
  • The egg carton is such a versatile tool that it can be used to create anything from scarecrows to houses and even toys.
  • It’s perfect for teaching kids about nature as they watch their little pet grow into adulthood!


The egg carton is a fantastic gardening tool for kids, packed with great ideas for both the garden and playtime. With the help of the egg carton, you can get your child to be more excited about gardening, staying active, and spending time outdoors. These projects are also great for parents to bond with their children while teaching them valuable lessons on taking care of the planet. Egg cartons are a brilliant addition to any kid’s craft box!

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