What better way to kick off the holiday season than with an easy craft to try with the kids? If you’re looking for a way to keep the young (or older) ones busy this December, try out a holiday craft session and make these adorable critters for a wonderful winter scene. They’re made from 100% recycled paper egg cartons and can be given as an added gift from the kids to your loved ones.
While you’re making them, you can use this as a teaching moment to remind your kids why it’s important to purchase items in 100% recyclable paper packaging like egg cartons. Here are some important statistics you could share with them:
- There are 3.6 billion egg cartons produced each year in North America and nearly half of them are still in plastic
- By purchasing egg cartons that are made from 100% recycled paper – they are fully compostable and biodegradable and they’re better for the environment
- Only 9% of plastic is recycled, 12% is burned, and 79% ends up in the landfill and our waterways and takes 1,000 years to decompose
Now that we have the hard-hitting information out of the way, let’s get to the crafts! Gather your little ones around the kitchen or craft room, here’s what you need to know to make these: