Do you love when you can incorporate recycled paper into your crafts or your kids’ crafts? Us too! That’s why we love using 100% recycled paper egg cartons. Not only are they recyclable, but they’re also completely compostable and biodegradable. When using them for crafts, it’s the perfect time to educate your kids about recycling, reducing single-use plastic and foam packaging, and choosing food packaging that is 100% recyclable. On our Ditch Plastic Packaging Blog, we’ve already created fun critters and seed starters from egg cartons. Now that it’s the fall season, we thought it would be the perfect time to come up with something a little different – a door-hanging wreath that is made completely from recycled paper egg cartons and colorful paints!
This lively craft does take some time to cut out each individual egg carton cup and make them into flowers and then paint them. You may need a day to let the paint dry before assembling the wreath in its entirety. So it’s best to set aside an afternoon to get started and then another hour or two to assemble. It is perfect for your kids to work on with an adult or to teach in an art class at school. Once complete, you can hang it on your front door or gift it to a grandparent or neighbor for the autumn season or Thanksgiving!