Children’s Easter Crafts with an Egg Box
DIY Spring Craft Ideas for Kids
There’s lots to love about Easter, but right at the top of the list has to be – chocolate eggs! Our favourite chocolate brands are always bring out a fabulous selection of Fairtrade Easter chocolate, including Tony’s Assorted Eggs. Small in size, but big on flavour, this pack of 12 Fairtrade mini Easter eggs come in their own tiny cardboard egg box.
But after they’ve been devoured (which doesn’t take long here!) what can you do with the boxes? They’re easily recycled or composted, but how about getting creative with some Tony’s egg box crafts? We set the challenge to come up with some different Spring egg box crafts to do with the kids to make the most of these teeny tiny egg boxes.
DIY Cardboard Flower Crown
Celebrate the coming of Spring by making a daffodil crown. Daffodils are the national flower of Wales and traditionally worn on St David’s Day on March 1st. Make a daffodil crown for a St David’s day celebration or as a fun Easter activity.
You’ll need: a Tony’s egg box, A4 piece of thin card (an old cereal box is ideal), OkoNorm finger paints, glue, stapler, scissors and/or craft knife (optional). This activity will need adults help, if using a craft knife keep away from children!
- Paint your card green – this will form the base of your crown
- Cut into two strips and along one edge snip V-shapes to form the leaves
- Cut the lid off your Tony’s egg box, and cut the base in to 12 cup sections and 6 middle sections which form the daffodils trumpet
- Use scissors or a craft knife to form the petals and trumpets
- Paint the flower cups and trumpets yellow. Once dry cut the trumpets into two sections and glue into the flower cups
- Glue your daffodil flowers onto the crown
- Once the glue is dry check the size and staple together to form a crown
DIY Cherry Blossom Tree Activity
Trees full of blossom in the sunshine is a sure sign Spring has sprung. The abundance of blooms makes a beautiful sight! Create your own blossom tree using a Tony’s egg box, which can be used as a centrepiece to your Spring display.
You’ll need: a Tony’s egg box, A4 piece of thin card (an old cereal box is ideal), OkoNorm finger paints, glue, scissors and/or craft knife (optional). This activity will need adults help, if using a craft knife keep away from children!
- First paint your tree, this can be as simple or as elaborate as you like!
- Cut the lid off your Tony’s egg box, and cut the base in to 12 cup sections and 6 flower buds
- Use scissors or a craft knife to form the petals
- Paint the flower cups and buds in shades of pink
- Glue your blossom and buds onto your tree and leave to dry
DIY Grow your Own Cress Garden
Get little ones growing with a miniature garden made from a repurposed Tony’s Egg carton! There’s nothing quite like growing plants from seeds, and this fun activity is a great way to get children involved in growing their own. Choose seeds that are quick to germinate, like cress, alfalfa or mustard, and remember to water them every day.
You’ll need: a Tony’s egg box, OkoNorm finger paints, glue, cocktail sticks, seeds for sprouting, scissors and/or craft knife (optional). This activity will need adults help, if using a craft knife keep away from children!
- Firstly, cut a rectangle out of the lid of your egg box, and remove the 6 cone structures inside the egg box – this rectangle will form the base for your seeds
- Paint the outside of the box in brown for the soil and green for the grass border
- Soak the rectangle of card for a few minutes and place inside the box before sowing your seeds for sprouting
- While your seeds are germinating paint some miniature vegetables or flowers and glue onto cocktail sticks
- When your seeds have grown you can decorate your miniature garden with flowers or veggies!