Joss and I have been getting crafty most evenings for the last week. After dinner we clear the table and she asks to draw, once she tires of another round of drawing pigs and slugs (it’s always pigs and slugs she draws, I don’t know why!) she usually asks if we can do some painting.
I thought we’d use this time to start to make a few little Christmas decorations together. As I was clearing the kitchen last night I was about to pop the egg carton into the bin when I thought about using it for painting instead. Cutting out the centres of the carton I made some of them taller and some shorter and trimmed any rough edges before letting Joss go crazy on them with the glitter and paint!
Make your own Egg Carton Christmas Trees
If you’d like to make your own egg carton trees here’s the lowdown:
- Cut out the pointed centres of your carton, remove any rough edges and prep them for your toddler by cutting them into different sizes.
- Get decorating with paints, glitter glue and stickers
- You can either keep them as they are or stack a shorter tree on a taller one as we have done to make them look more ‘tree like’
- Then either keep as a snowy scene as we’ve done, or pop a little hole in the top with a pencil and add ribbon to make them into ornaments for your Christmas tree.