Egg Carton Tulips

Creative beauty at its finest! These flowers 'bloom' year-round!

Materials Needed:

  1. Clean cardboard egg cartons
  2. Scissors
  3. Green chenille (pipe cleaners)
  4. Glue
  5. Paint

**Parents will need to help cut through the egg cartons.
Please be careful**


    1. Separate a few of the egg cups from the rest of the pack, saving the little "buds" between the cups.
    2. Trim the cups to resemble tulips - refer to picture.
    3. Trim the "buds" the same way. These will be on the bottom of the flower to provide a more realistic look.
    4. Paint the larger cup your favorite flower color. Paint the small bud green.
    5. Once the paint dries, poke a hole through the centers of the bud and flower.
    6. Thread a piece of green chenille downward from the cup, leaving about an inch hanging out of the top. Bend this inch in half to create the 'stamin'.
    7. Put a drop of glue on the underside of the flower to secure the chenille. Thread bud upside-down onto bottom of flower.
    8. Place a drop of glue on the underside of the bud to secure chenille.
    9. Bend chenille to form leaves, or stick straight down into container. Enjoy!


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