Monday, 9 April 2012

Garden world using an egg carton

Having come home from a rather soggy egg trail,

 I was pleased to find out about Tinkerlab's creative challenge using an egg box.
The idea is for children to create something with an object-in this case an egg box. The aim is that this is child directed.
Miss Belle wanted to make a garden. She cut the box in two and used the lid of the box for her garden. She used up-cycled green tissue paper for grass.
Shells from the beach, last year, were added for a path, along with plant pots made of cut out egg holders from the bottom of the box.
She started out making paper flowers but this became a rather gluey and ineffectual procedure so added camellia flowers from the garden with the one paper flower that did work.

The finished article


  1. Egg carton garden. That's a neat idea. I just thought of the perfect way to use my egg carton. Thank you Miss Belle!

  2. Miss Belle is very creative! This turned out so cute! I really like how she used her imagination and what you had on hand around the house. Your flowers are so pretty!

  3. Thank you. The funny thing was that she played shops today and had this on sale! I brought it.

  4. Very innovative! This is very creative and perfect for the kids! I really loved the materials you put to complete this garden. We did an Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity game out of the same materials you used. You should check it out! :) Preschool Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity

    1. Thank you-I like your sorting game-simple and effective.