"Use Styrofoam egg cartons to store liquid tempera paint or acrylics. Keep the lid
closed and the paint will last a few days rather than drying up overnight."
--Cathy A., North Van, B.C.
"Glue two together with a small prize inside, like candy or money. Paint or decorate
and hide like eggs. "
Lois B., Baltimore Maryland
"Glue two together. Paint and decorate. Add a hanger."
--Terri, Seabrook, NH
Tic Tac Toe Game
"Cut an 18-pack carton in half. Use each half (nine sections) for a tic tac toe
board. Use pompoms or make your own game pieces."
"Glue two egg cartons (24 sections) to a piece of cardboard. Put a sweet or toy in
each of the 24 parts. Cover the whole thing in tissue paper. Put a numbered sticker over
each section. Decorate. During advent push your finger through the tissue paper to get the
Finger Puppet Pigs
"Turn egg carton section on end. Glue on snout to front, add ears from construction
paper and wiggle eyes. Put on your finger and put on a puppet show."
--Rhoda O., Thornhill, Ontario
Christmas Tree Decoration
"Cut egg cartons into sections. The top row will have one section, the 2nd row two
sections, etc. The last row will have six sections. Use one, the two sections for the tree
base. Glue onto cardboard. Tie a piece of yarn around it to hang. Wrap garland around it
to cover gaps in rows and decorate."
--Arlene, Old Bridge, NJ
"Cut the colored Styrofoam cups into little flower shapes and put two holes in each
center. Use a twist tie to tie each one to a string and make the stamen."
--April W., Belleville, NY
Carton of Chicks
"Put a colored pompom in each section. Add wiggly eyes and little beaks made
from foam sheets."
--Diane, Great Falls, MT
"Leave the lid on so it can be stored without spilling. Cut two sections off an extra
egg carton. Staple one to each end of the egg carton. This is the 'bank'. Put four
buttons, dried beans, or marbles in each cup, except for the bank."
"Paint and decorate the inside and outside of a single cup. Poke a hole in the
middle. Add a pipe cleaner for the stem and either construction paper or doubled up pipe
cleaners for the leaves. Make a bunch and add ribbon. Spray with a hint of perfume."
--Tara, Huntsville, Canada