Craft time: Egg Carton Tree Craft

Craft time: Egg Carton Tree Craft

July 08, 2024

Plastic Free July is a global movement that inspires millions to reduce their  plastic consumption and make a lasting impact on our environment. This July, why not combine your environmental commitment with your creative side? Crafting can be a fun and rewarding way to embrace a plastic-free lifestyle. By using sustainable materials and innovative techniques, you can create beautiful, functional items that showcase your dedication to reducing plastic waste. Whether you’re an experienced DIY enthusiast or a beginner looking for new hobbies, crafting can help you connect with nature and discover new ways to live more sustainably. From homemade beeswax wraps to upcycled fabric tote bags, the possibilities are endless.

Join us this Plastic Free July as we explore an eco-friendly craft project that not only reduces waste but also add a personal touch to your everyday life. Let's make this month a celebration of creativity, sustainability, and a brighter, plastic-free future!

Looking for creative craft ideas? Use egg cartons to create a fun recycled tree canvas that your kids can enjoy! Check out our easy step-by-step tutorial.

Craft Supplies:

  • Empty, Clean Egg Carton
  • Large, Blank White Canvas
  • Green Craft Paint
  • Brown Craft Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Craft Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Gun Sticks

Directions:

  • Using your scissors, go ahead and trim out each individual section of the egg carton.
  • Let your child paint the egg carton pieces green.
  • Set them aside to let it dry completely.
  • Paint the trunk of the tree on the canvas.
  • Hot glue the green egg carton pieces to the canvas, to make it look like a tree.
  • Discard any extra pieces.
  • Add any other embellishments you see fit {maybe some painted on apples, birds or cherry blossoms?}
  • Display your egg carton tree decoration piece proudly for all to see!

Idea/Craft credit: https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2014/04/egg-carton-tree-kids-earth-day-craft.html




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