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Egg Carton Garden

Creative Arts

2.5  – 6 years

Hello Spring! This colorful activity will brighten up your home just in time for spring and will leave your child with a sense of accomplishment and achievement. 

Materials

  • Cardboard egg carton 
  • Variety of coloured cardstock or construction paper 
  • 10 popsicle sticks 
  • Variety of small colourful buttons 
  • Green tempera paint 
  • Paint brush 
  • Glue gun or regular glue 
  • Pen or pencil 
  • Scissors 

Create your garden

  1. Cut the lid off the egg carton.
  2. Paint the egg carton and popsicle sticks. Leave to dry. 
  3. Draw flowers on the cardstock and cut them out. 
  4. Draw leaves on the green cardstock and cut them out. 
  5. Glue buttons to the centre of the flowers with petals (optional). 
  6. Glue the flowers to the top of the popsicle sticks and glue the leaves to the middle of the popsicle sticks. 
  7. Pierce small holes in each of the egg carton cones and insert the flowers into the holes. If unsteady, apply some glue to keep them in place. 
  8. Arrange the flowers in any order you’d like and place them on display for the whole family to enjoy. 

Increase the fun

Why not create a micro garden? 

  1. Pierce small holes in the bottom of each section in the egg carton for drainage. 
  2. Fill each section with compost and plant some seeds. 
  3. Situate the micro garden near a window with access to sunlight. 
  4. Water the seeds using a small sponge. 

At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Fun Fact

Broccoli is a flower. The green florets on broccoli stalks are actually immature flowers. If left to grow, they open into tiny yellow flowers. 

Conversations with your child

  • Do you know the names of any flowers? 
  • When do flowers bloom? 
  • Can you show me where the stem is? 
  • Which insect likes flowers? 
  • Where can we find real flowers? 

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