Reusing Egg Cartons

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It’s that time of year to buy Easter eggs to decorate! What do you do with all of those extra cartons? I usually recycle them, but today have come up with some fun ideas on how to Reuse them by upcycling!

I mostly buy organic Eggland’s Best eggs which are the plastic kind of containers. They are terrific for reusing because they are sturdy and can be reused more than once!

Upcycling and Reusing Egg Cartons

Tips for Reusing and Upcycling Egg Cartons. From storage to crafts to kid learning activities.


I made three projects with my one container. After I cut them a part to separate I did the following with each tray…

Organize Crayons. Find those broken and yucky crayons. Little fingers can still color or melt them down and turn into new crayons.

Hold Paint. I find it is much easier and less messy if I pour the paint out of the container before the boys use it. These plastic containers let you do this again and again after you rinse out the paint.

Carry Supplies. The lid serves as a terrific tray. Store anything you need!

A few other ideas…

Use for starter seeds. We start our seeds indoors and I’m always scrambling to find little containers. No longer! Also great for herbs.

Sorting Activity. Use dry beans, pasta noodles, coffee beans and other small dried foods and let the kids sort into each compartment. Maybe small LEGOS too? See I’m thinking!

Crafts. The cardboard egg containers make great crafts. I’ve made a Pinterest Board to get you started on just egg cartons. Have fun!

Store Small Items. Like batteries. You could put new ones in there to easily grab, or the batteries that are used up and are waiting to be recycled.

Reusing Egg Cartons for Recycled Batteries

Speaking of recycling…guess what these batteries above are?!

These are Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline ever. They are called EcoAdvanced (love that name!) and they hold up in storage up to 12 years! That makes them unique and so cool in my book is that they are the first battery on the market to use recycled batteries and materials!! You will find the in both AA and AAA size.

Does your family concentrate on recycling and upcycling materials?

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