Looking for a fun and easy craft project for your kids? Look no further than this fire truck egg carton craft! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about the different parts of a fire truck and about choosing recycled paper packaging over plastic and foam. So gather up some materials and get started today! Keep reading to learn how to create your own fire truck from a recycled paper egg carton.

For these crafts you’ll need:

  • Recycled paper egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Red, white, black & yellow paint (or paint colours of your choice)
  • Popsicle sticks or wooden food skewers

How-to Craft An Egg Carton Firetruck:

  1. To make the fire engine base, cut 2/3rds of the lid off of your egg carton. Set aside the part of the lid that was cut off. 
  2. Using the extra egg carton piece, cut a small cup out of the recycled paper egg carton to make a siren for the top of the fire truck. Next, cut out 6 medium-sized circles from the flat side of the remaining egg carton top, these will be your fire truck’s wheels.
  3. Next, paint all of your egg carton pieces. Paint the base of the fire engine red and use your black paint to create a window for the truck. Paint your wheels black and your siren with yellow paint. Let it dry.
  4. Once your pieces have dried, glue your wheels to your fire truck and glue the yellow siren to the top.
  5. Once assembled, create a ladder for the back of your fire truck using popsicle sticks or food skewers. Glue this to the back of the fire truck. Once this is assembled, you are ready to play!

The egg carton fire truck is a fun and easy craft that can be used to teach kids about recycling. It’s also a great way to show them how they can make a difference in the world by choosing recycled paper packaging over plastic or foam packaging. We hope you enjoyed this easy craft, and we would love to see your finished product! Be sure to share it with us on social media using @ditchplasticpackaging so we can admire your handiwork.