Entertaining kids on a budget can be hard (especially in the summer holidays) but we’re here to give you some cheap and simple creative projects that you can do as a family. Egg boxes (or egg cartons for our American crafters) are a material most of us have in the house but is often chucked in the recycling bin. Well no more! We’ve gathered a whole bunch egg box crafts so you can keep the kids entertained for hours on end. Whether it’s egg box animals, vehicles or creepy crawlies, we’ve collected egg box craft ideas that even the fussiest kids will enjoy. We’ve also got egg box crafts for every season and occasion so you can make Mothers Day cards, Halloween decor and Christmas tree decorations all with the humble egg box. These mini projects make great party entertainment too so when it’s your turn to look after the little ones and their friends you can have a moments peace while they paint egg boxes.
Make sure you check out our craft ideas for kids which features a whole range of fun activities including a few extra egg carton crafts! We’ve also got some easter crafts for kids so you can celebrate spring together but for now, here’s some egg box craft ideas that will let your little one’s creativity fly.
39 egg box craft ideas
Egg box monsters
These crazy little monsters are by The Craft Train and will be so much fun for you and the kids to make. You’ll be able to make three monsters from just one carton! Cheap, simple egg carton crafts are just the best.
Egg box ghost and bat bunting
Halloween egg box treat boxes
These little egg box cartons have been turned into some spooky pals with The Centsible Life’s free tutorial. Fill with Halloweeny treats and hide them around the house for a spooky Easter egg hunt. Check out our easy Halloween craft for kids for more simple projects to make with your kids.
Egg box eyeball props
Multiples and More are here to turn your old egg cartons into a quick monster costume for your kids. Help them paint their creepy masks and pair them with our DIY monster costume and you’ve got a quick, cheap outfit.
Egg box ladybird
Egg box ideas don’t have to be egg-related at all. Why not make a little ladybug from your spare cartons? One Little Project shows you how to create your own creepy crawlies.
Egg box mermaids
Nelly’s Treasures have lots of different kids crafts on their blog but we particularly love their egg box crafts. These lovely mermaids will give your kids so much joy and allow their creativity to fly (or should we say swim?).
Egg carton spring wreath
Kitchen Counter Chronicles have got the spring interior egg box crafts down. They show you how to make this lovely colourful wreath that both you and your kids will enjoy making.
Egg box crab
This friendly little fella is made from just one egg box and can be made in a pinch. Spruce Crafts have a few egg box crafts on their site but we think this guy is our favourite.
Egg carton vehicles
Egg cartons crafts don’t come cooler than Wonderbly’s egg box vehicles. They’ve got eight different vehicles for you and the kids to make meaning you can create a whole garage just out of egg boxes.
Egg box teacup cards
Get the kids to help you create some lovely DIY cards using egg cartons. In The Playroom shows you how you can turn egg cartons into these super cute teacup cards. These would be ideal for get well soon or birthday cards for granny and grandpa!
Egg carton treasure box
Let your little ones store their treasures in Messy Little Monster’s egg box treasure chest. You could even get the kids to paint their own chests but fill with surprises for them. Everything from sensory play items or chocolate coins could be in their pirate chests.
Egg box jellyfish
Teach your kids about the creatures of the deep with The Art Kit’s egg carton jellyfish. These would look fab hung up in a mobile or in a window for a sea-themed display.
Egg box Easter checkers game
Easter egg carton crafts will have you celebrating spring in a cheep (get it?) and affordable way. Tonya Staab shows you how to turn egg cartons into bunnies and chicks for a game of Easter checkers!
Egg box fairies
Turn old egg boxes into dainty fairies using Art Campala’s free tutorial.
Egg box chameleon
Mini Mad Things has some of the coolest egg carton crafts on the web and we just love this funky chameleon tutorial.
Egg box dragon
Egg carton turtles
Emma Owl’s mini egg box turtles make a great weekend activity to do with your little ones. Get the paints out and let me decorate their own mini turtles.
Egg box apple
Egg box crafts don’t come tastier than Non-Toy Gifts DIY apples. Follow their tutorial and keep your kids entertained this lockdown.
Egg carton animal cards
These funny little egg carton cards are by Viridian Art Studios who have their very own Youtube channel. Pop their video on your laptop and craft along to their tutorial with your kids.
Egg carton ice creams
Whip up some delicious egg box crafts with In the Playroom’s DIY ice cream cones. This is a great stash buster because the kids can decorate their ice creams. Your leftover sequins, beads and glitter will make colourful sprinkles, cherries and chocolates.
Egg box masks
Create your own superhero masks and secret agent disguises with Recycled Crafts egg box mask tutorial.
Egg box penguins
Our egg box crafts have headed to the North Pole! Make your own little egg box penguins with One Little Project’s free tutorial.
Egg carton pumpkin wreath
Egg box crafts are for every season and Manda Panda Projects pumpkin egg box wreath is ideal for Autumn!
Egg box Easter baskets
From Autumn to spring egg box crafts! These super cute Easter baskets are made from just egg box. Check out Crafty Morning’s tutorial.
Egg box train
Choo choo all aboard the egg box train! Chug away to your favourite destination with The Craft Train’s free egg box tutorial.
Egg box seals
Splish splash with Patchwork Parent’s egg box seals! They have a whole zoo of egg box crafts on their blog so head over for even more egg fun.
Egg box daffodils
Egg box Christmas ornaments
Egg box butterfly
Let their creativity fly with Nellies Free Range DIY butterfly tutorial.
Egg box necklaces
Get the kids to make their very own grown-up jewellery with The Imagination Tree’s egg carton tutorial.
Egg carton oysters
Deep-sea egg carton crafts are the cutest. Once your little ones have made the mermaids (featured earlier) help them to make some oyster sidekicks with Steam Sensational’s free tutorial.
Egg box finger puppet mice
Make your own egg box show with Mas and Pas finger puppet mice tutorial.
Egg box toadstools
Turn your egg boxes into magical fairy toadstools with Krokotak’s free tutorial. International egg box crafts!
Egg carton fairy crowns and bracelets
Wearable egg carton crafts will provide hours of fun long after they’ve made the project. Show your little ones just how magical they really are with Mom 2 Posh Divas floral crown and matching bracelet tutorial.
Egg box snails
More creepy-crawly egg box crafts for you! Where Imagination Grows shows you how to make these really sweet snails with just pipe cleaners, googly eyes and pipe cleaners.
Funny face egg box crafts
Make silly faces with your kids using Mini Mad Things egg box crafts tutorial. They remind us of Dum Dum from Night at the Museum!
Halloween egg box crafts
These funny little treat boxes are the perfect egg box craft for Halloween. DIY N Crafts show’s you how to attach them together and stuff them with sweets for a tasty treat.
Camera egg box
Out of all Lets Do Something Crafty’s egg box crafts, this is our favourite. Turn an old egg box into a cute camera with your kids and help them become a mini photographer.
Egg box owls
These egg box crafts are a hoot! Help your kids make their own little owls using Mas & Pas free tutorial.
We’ve hope you’ve enjoyed our egg box crafts! Make sure you check out our paper crafts for kids if you’re looking for even more weekend activities. If you manage to grab some time to yourself (a miracle we know) then head to our five minutes crafts which has some lovely, quick projects for adults.