Egg Carton Cross Craft

Cross made from recycled egg cartons.

Save your cartons after coloring your eggs and show the kids how to make a pretty Egg Carton Cross. Egg carton crafts are great for teaching children about recycling and make a wonderful craft material.


The egg carton was invented in 1911 by newspaper editor Joseph Coyle of Smithers, British Columbia, to solve a dispute between a local farmer and hotel owner in Aldermere in British Columbia, over the farmer’s eggs often being delivered broken.

  • Egg Carton
  • Tacky Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Silk Flowers
  1. Cut egg carton into a section of six cups and a section of five cups.
  2. Glue the middle cup of the five-section piece inside the second cut of the other piece to form a cross shape.
  3. Wrap the cross with lace or fabric strips.
  4. Decorate with ribbon and silk flowers.





One thought on “Egg Carton Cross Craft”

  1. penny says:

    i like the idea but not much for instructions on how to wrap the lace on or where to start.

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