Who wouldn’t love a cup of tea on Mother’s Day? We have made it easy to create the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift from the kids this year all while using recycled paper egg cartons. This easy egg carton craft is the perfect way to show your mom some extra love on her special day. All you need is an egg carton, paint, and her favourite tea! Your mom is sure to appreciate this homemade gift. Read on to learn how to make this easy and sustainable Mother’s Day card craft:

For these crafts you’ll need:

  • Recycled paper egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint colours of your choice
  • Markers
  • Cardstock

Mother’s Day Cup of Tea Card:

  1. First, you’ll need to cut out your egg carton. For the “cup of tea” part of the card, simply cut the bottom of one egg carton cup from the carton. Then, cut the cup in half so you have one side that has a flat edge – leaving three sides intact. Cut an extra piece of egg carton into a ‘C’ shape to use for the teacup handle.
  2. Next, paint the egg carton cup and ‘C’ shape the colour of your choice and let dry.
  3. While you wait for your egg carton cup to dry, cut a 4”x6” card stock paper in half and fold it in half for your card. 
  4. Once the egg carton cup is dry, use a glue stick or hot glue gun to glue the flat edges of the egg carton to your cardstock. Glue the ‘C’ shape to the cardstock next to your egg carton cup.
  5. Once the glue has dried, take the tea bag and place this inside the paper egg carton teacup. To secure the tea bag, glue the tea bag tag to your cardstock.

The perfect card for Mother’s Day is now ready! Feel free to decorate the rest of the card to your liking and write a sentimental note to mom letting her know how much you care. 

Are you making egg carton crafts for Mom this Mother’s Day? Aside from the teacup card, you can find other inspiration from our Egg Carton Flower Wreath here. Once you have crafted your sustainable craft using recycled paper egg cartons, share it with us using #ditchplasticpackaing or tag us on Facebook @Ditch Plastic Packaging.