Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft

We seem to have an abundance of egg cartons lately, so I thought we’d turn a few of them into some holiday crafts. These egg carton Christmas trees were a wonderful Christmas craft to make together. I especially enjoy sitting and crafting together around the holidays. It’s a great way to slow down a bit and spend some quality time with one another.

Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft

Materials

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  • Egg carton with the egg cups cut into individual pieces.
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Chenille stems

Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft

We started by painting the egg cups with a plain green paint.

Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft

Once that dried we used a green glitter paint to add another coat.

Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft

We decorated them with “Christmas ornaments” by adding colored polka dots.

Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft

I made a star by bending a silver chenille stem. Then I poked the ends through the top of on of the finished egg cups. I twisted two more chenille stems around the ends of the first chenille stem to create the trunk of the tree. Then I pushed that “trunk” of twisted chenille stems through the center of the other egg cups to make the tree. You can twist them around to make it look more like a tree.

Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft

We didn’t really have a plan for these trees when we started, but they found a wonderful home. Throughout the month of the December they’ll be spreading festive holiday cheer in the girls’ doll house. They would also be great for decorating a Christmas small world or train table.

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Comments

  1. Featured in my round up today :)
    Anna@The Measured Mom recently posted..Christmas crafts for first, second, and third graders (from the After School Linky!)My Profile

  2. Great project, and so original! Thanks for linking up!
    Anna@The Measured Mom recently posted..7 Letter Y Crafts and Process Art for PreschoolersMy Profile

  3. This is such cute craft!
    JDaniel4′s Mom recently posted..{Homemade Christmas Cards} Old Card StencilsMy Profile

  4. It’s funny how paint and glitter can transform things. This tree looks wonderful – thanks for sharing with Afterschool!
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