Egg Carton Tulips

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination, muscle control (manipulation of painting tools).
  • Intellectual - Colour concept, problem solving.
  • Emotional - Independence, aesthetic appreciation.
  • Social - Sharing or giving as gifts to friends and family.
#Scienceofplay74

Instead of throwing away those egg cartons or egg trays, why not make it into something beautiful?
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
15 - 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Egg Cartons or Egg Trays
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palettes
  • Table Mat or Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape
  • Straws or Sticks

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Parent will help cut the egg carton/tray into individual cups.

Step 3

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Cover work area with newspaper or table mat.

Step 4

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Allow the child to choose preferred colours to work with. Let the child paint the individual cups.

Step 5

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Once dry, attach the straws or sticks to the base of the cups.

Step 6

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Secure it with scotch tape. Viola! You’ve got a bunch of beautiful tulips!

Ask the Kids

What other recycled materials do you think we can use to make flowers?

What is the egg carton made of?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below