we’re one of several wonderful blogs taking part in the tinkerlab creative challenge: create something using egg cartons! we made cute and tiny egg carton baskets.
first she instructed me to cut it up for her (after realizing it was too tough for the kid scissors. darn.)
N decided to paint each little cup with watercolors. i’m not sure if she had an idea in mind yet, but as she painted, she said they should be small easter baskets.
some were pretty intricate in their design.
she wanted to “sew” a handle to the cartons, but later decided that if she painted strips of the egg carton to staple to the egg cups, that would create a basket!
each basket was filled with a bit of easter grass. N was delighted to find these were the perfect size and shape to hold the wooden watercolor eggs she painted to give to friends.
a couple were even created for our tinkerfriends themselves, as we were lucky enough to have easter brunch with the tinkerlab crew! can you believe our good fortune in being neighbors with these folks?!?
N declared that the unpainted cups would be good drying spots for our dyed eggs…
…which turned out suuuuuper-bright this year, by the way — we used intense ukrainian egg dye!
check out what many other amazing bloggers did with egg cartons:
wishing everyone a colorful spring!