I handed over a couple of presents on the weekend.

1. Cupcakes in a lovingly decorated container… (check out the egg carton flowers!!)


2. Embossed coin charms with pressed flowers (from my garden) presented beautifully in an egg carton ‘box’. Inspired by this.

3. I finally handed over the box of egg carton critters. Word has it he was very pleased!




















Leo loves his present!
Thanks a lot.  He is having great fun with it, and we are waiting for the paint to dry so we can make another owl and penguin, seeing as you only seem to have made one of each! ha!  While we were waiting Leo made his own ladybug with felt pens, so he can have instant results, and use the pink balls and goggly eyes.  You can use it on your website if you like (but obviously no obligation!!!)

He also ‘coloured’ his box and we cut out a door for their home, though lots of them seem to like sitting on the roof…

Thanks again Craft master extraordinaire.


Hoo hoo…

October 30, 2011


So easy, fun and cute. (You don’t need a tutorial for this one.) Ours turned out perfectly charming. An excellent way to reuse your old paper towel and bog roll cardboard tubes.

And if you glue on an ice-cream stick you can make your own puppet show!

And this is my final installment of egg carton critters. Two bees, trees and mushrooms for environment props. Time for a new medium. (Although I can’t wait to show you my egg carton roses!)

I know it’s only October. I’m getting a head-start. A friend nominated her son for November’s craft project and I’ve been experimenting. (Lisa, avert your eyes if you would like to delay the surprise). Here’s the result:

You won’t believe some of the stuff people make out of egg cartons, check out this amazing lamp and these flowers.

I’m doing a bit of research on egg-cartoon critters for my November Calendar of Craft project. There are quite a few different designs out there so I thought I would list them in a ‘Ten Best’ list. (I hear all the cool blogs do this occasionally).

Most of these only require paint and glue, but some also require googly eyes, pipe cleaners and paper. Just use them as inspiration and be creative! I found one site that had created a whole aquarium of critters!


1. Ladybugs… by far my favourite

These have googly eyes but you could just paint those on like this person did.






2. Turtle… for the more artistically inclined and more basic ones for the likes of me








3. Owl..








4. Cat…










5. Batty bat…








6. Piggy Pig…

and a more artistic version







7. Fishy Fish

and another







8. Crabby Crab








9. Penguin







10. Spider







Honourable mention. I also found an elephant design but couldn’t copy the photo, so here’s the link