We really rate this cheerful, easy, 20-minute toddler activity, that just needs old eggboxes, buttons and lashings of small-person-applied paint.
Abi, one of MadeForMums’ brilliant crafter mums, tried this one out with her daughter Maisie, 2, and says it was a great success.
Here’s how to make eggbox flowers:
You Will Need
- Eggbox, preferably a 12-egg one
- Coloured pens and decorations of your choice
- Paper straws or lolly sticks
- Sticky tape (optional)
- Buttons or pompoms
- Green tissue paper (optional)
Plus drying time
Cut your eggbox up into a 4-compartment flower-shaped sections. From a 12-egg box, you’ll get 3 flowers; from a 6-egg box you’ll get 1 flower. Let your child paint each flower.
Wait for the paint to dry, then decorate the flowers with coloured pens and stickers – or any other decorations you fancy. Then turn the flowers over and make two holes near the top of each flower’s ‘prong’. Slide a paper straw or lolly stick through the hole – and secure, if needed, with sticky tape.
Flip the flowers over again and push a button or pompon into the centre dip of each flower.
Now you have some beautiful flowers! Once your child’s finished playing with them, you can put them in a jug – with, if you like, some green-tissue-paper ‘foliage’ – to create a homemade flower display.