Make Your Own Egg Carton Tulips

Make your own egg carton tulips

I love planting potted flowers in the spring – while I can’t say they usually survive the entire summer, I do like to look at them! Since we don’t have spring weather here yet (it is 37 degrees F right now), I used this Make Your Own Egg Carton Spring Tulips craft kit from Target to bring some fun spring colors inside!

Since this egg carton tulip craft kit seemed to be a seasonal item (and probably no longer available), you could also make these yourself using a colored paper egg carton, green chenille stems, buttons, ribbon, glue, and a container or cardboard paper roll to hold your tulips. Here are the craft parts that came with the kit.

Egg carton tulips before assembly

Egg carton tulips before assembly

Here are the steps I would take to make your own egg carton tulips:

Starting with a colored paper egg carton or two, cut out 12 tulip bases. Add two holes to each tulip base using a knife (as shown below). Many paper egg cartons are already colored yellow, pink, or blue.

Tulip holes

Tulip holes

Take a green chenille stem and insert it into one of the holes.

Insert pipe cleaner

Insert pipe cleaner

Bring the top of the chenille stem down into the second hole.

Bend pipe cleaner

Bend pipe cleaner

Twist the chenille stem under the base of the tulip.

Twist pipe cleaner

Twist pipe cleaner

Take a foam sticky dot or pop dot and add it to the back of a button.

Add sticky dot to bottom

Add sticky dot to bottom

Stick the button in the center of the tulip base.

Inside of tulip

Inside of tulip

Take a paper leaf (with a hole punched out in the leaf) and thread it through the chenille stem.

Add leaf

Add leaf

Repeat steps above 11 more times to create 12 tulips as shown below.

Completed tulips

Completed tulips

Use some ribbon to tie your bouquet of tulips together.

Tie tulips together with bow

Tie tulips together with bow

Trim your chenille stems down and add your tulip bouquet to a cardboard paper roll covered with scrapbook paper. You can see how I covered a cardboard paper roll while making our Easter bowling craft project.

Egg carton tulips completed

Egg carton tulips completed

My daughter immediately grabbed the tulip bouquet and started to pretend it was her bridal bouquet as she walked down the aisle. Of course, we told her she could pretend for now and then wait until she turned 30 to get married. :) She loved this craft and it was super simple and easy for us to do together!

What do you think of this craft project?

Do you think this is something you could do at home with your kiddos?

by Carolyn Nguyen

A mother of three small children, Carolyn enjoys searching for kids crafts that engage and develop young minds.

5 thoughts on “Make Your Own Egg Carton Tulips

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  2. Dorothy Boucher says:

    these are just too cute, i was just looking for something to do with the little ones for this week, thanks for share ;) @tisonlyme143

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