It’s time for our latest crafting adventure – an egg carton mushroom project using recycled paper egg cartons! If you’re looking for a fun and eco-friendly way to spend a rainy afternoon, this craft is perfect for you. Not only is it a great way to repurpose egg cartons, but it also allows you to flex your creative muscles and make a whimsical decoration that will brighten up any room.

With just a few simple materials and some imagination, you can transform plain egg cartons into a forest of colorful and textured mushrooms. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or a beginner looking for a new hobby, this project is easy to follow and will yield impressive results. So gather up your egg cartons, paints, and brushes, and let’s get started on this fun and creative journey! For this craft you’ll need:


  • Recycled paper egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint (white, red, and green or brown)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Begin by cutting out the individual cups from the egg carton. Each cup will be used to create one mushroom cap.
  2. Use scissors to trim the edges of each cup so that they form a smooth and even mushroom cap shape.
  3. Paint the mushroom caps with a base coat of white acrylic paint. This will help the colors you add later to stand out more vibrantly.
  4. Using a paintbrush, paint over the white acrylic paint with red paint.
  5. While the paint on the mushroom caps is drying, cut out mushroom stems from the leftover egg carton. These stems should be long enough to hold the mushroom cap at a reasonable height, but not too long that the mushroom will become too top-heavy.
  6. Paint the mushroom stems green to represent grass or soil, or use brown paint if you prefer.
  7. Once the paint is dry, use the hot glue gun to attach the mushroom caps to the stems. Be sure to hold the cap in place until the glue dries and sets.

Optional: Add glitter, pom-poms, or other embellishments to the mushroom caps to give them some extra pizzazz.

Arrange your finished mushrooms on a display surface such as a tabletop or bookshelf, and enjoy your beautiful and eco-friendly mushroom garden!

This is an easy-to-make mushroom craft using recycled egg cartons! This craft is a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon with your family, and the end result is a beautiful and whimsical decoration that you can display in your home. By repurposing egg cartons, you are also doing your part in reducing waste and helping the environment.

Don’t forget to get creative with your colors and embellishments! You can make these mushrooms in all shapes and sizes, and even create a whole fairy garden with other recycled materials like rocks, sticks, and moss.

We hope you enjoyed this craft and that it inspired you to create more eco-friendly projects in the future. Ready to make this one? Share it with us on social media using #Ditchplasticpackaging.