Cherry Blossom Craft for Kids
Who has extra egg cartons lying around their house? I do! I do!
Easter has come and gone and the remnants of egg cartons still remain. Half hoarder/ half professional blogger and crafter and DIY-er (ok, maybe more like 75% hoarder), I couldn’t just throw away my cartons that were begging me for a spring craft. Inspired by my parents’ recent visit to Washington D.C., this Cherry Blossom Craft for Kids were created. How pretty, right? So turn those lonely cartons into genius spring kids crafts for the season.
I’ve always wanted to see the Cherry Blossoms bloom at Washington D.C. We always seem to miss the very tiny window for the blooms, definitely on my family travel bucket list. When my parents told me they were going up to Washington D.C. to visit my brother and SIL and see the cherry blossoms bloom, I had to stop myself from stowing away in their SUV.
Then my brother sent me the pictures. Seriously amazing. How beautiful, right? Seeing the opportunity to combine my longing for cherry blossoms and a craft for my toddler, I was definitely inspired. With only a few crafting supplies already in your home (SCORE for egg cartons!), you’ll only steps away from a FUN spring time craft with your children!
What You Will Need:
- 1 Egg Carton – go for the natural colored one
- 12 White Buttons
- 6 Pink Pipe Cleaners
- 1 Tree Branch
- Pink Paint
- Optional: Hot Glue Gun
1. First, we’ll need to cut up the egg carton. Carefully cut the individual egg carton cups as close to the container as possible. Then following the already existing pattern, cut and shape your carton cup into a flower.
2. Next, time to get out the paint! My toddler couldn’t wait to dip into our HOT pink paint. Then let your child paint the entire carton cup, inside and out. Allow to dry.
3. Gather your white buttons and place one in the bottom of your egg carton. (I had a teary eyed moment when I got to use the buttons from my grandmother’s sewing kit.)
4. Using your pipe cleaners, thread through the button holes (I used a large yarn needle to help guide the pipe cleaners). Be careful when threading to avoid punching out the bottom of your flower. Leave the top of the of flower open as shown.
5. Next, let’s gather a large tree branch from outside. Finding the perfect branch was really important to the kids. Then using pipe cleaners or hot glue, apply your blossoms onto the branch. (You might want to spray paint the branch next time for more color contrast.) Allow to dry.
How pretty, right? Using the cherry blossom tree branch as inspiration, we were able to talk about where their grandparents went, and how the blossoms were a really important part of spring in Washington D.C. I may need to move seeing the D.C. Cherry Blossoms up on my family travel bucket list now 🙂
Need some more spring crafting inspiration? Try these adorable ideas:
While I won’t be eating eggs anytime soon (2 dozen were tough to get through!), I’m thrilled that we could turn our egg carton into a beautiful spring craft. Enjoy spring with your kids this season and this adorable Cherry Blossoms Spring Kids Craft!