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Seasonal crafts and recipes are some of my very favorite things — And they can both be found in the new All You magazine, launching nationwide at Target, Safeway, Kroger, Meijer, and Dollar General. I shopped at Dollar General for my copy of All You magazine. It was located right next to the register at check-out. You can save $1.00 on your copy using this printable coupon while supplies last.
All You magazine has wonderful Easter crafts in this month’s issue, including many unique and special ways to decorate Easter eggs. Three of my favorites from the magazine included Flower Power Eggs, Pretty Peepers, and Dip Dye Eggs.
Inspired by all of the egg crafts, I thought “Well, instead of an egg craft, why don’t I make something with the egg cartons?” So here’s my Egg Carton Easter Wreath! This is a great upcycled craft project, perfect for Earth Day in April, too. My children (ages 2 and 4) both helped me paint and glue the flowers to the wreath – it’s a great family project! Materials:
- Cardboard egg cartons (I used 5)
- Craft paints
- Paint brushes
- Large piece of cardboard
Begin by gathering all of your materials. I used a paper plate as my paint palette. Cut your egg cartons into separate little cups. Cut the edge of the cups to look like all different types of flowers. You can create loops, spikes, or thin cuts throughout. Use your creativity! Paint the inside and outside of the flowers. You can do the same color or different colors. I chose different pastel colors to go with the Easter/Spring theme. I even cut out the narrow pieces between the eggs within the carton to make centers for some of the flowers. From your cardboard, cut out a large circle with a hole in the middle. Paint this circle green. I also cut leaf shapes from the egg carton tops and painted those green. I glued the leaves to the circle. I then squeezed glue all over the wreath to adhere flowers. Glue the flowers to the wreath. Vary the colors and shapes to make it interesting. Allow the wreath to dry thoroughly – and it is complete!