Last updated on Mar 3rd, 2021 at 12:49 pm

Help your little one step into spring with this fun craft made by recycling egg cartons. She’ll have hours of fun playing with her flower fairies.

You will need:

  • Egg cartons (coloured ones, preferably)
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • String
  • Paint
  • Large wooden beads (about 1.5cm)
  • Smaller beads
  • Permanent marker

What you'll need


  • Cut out the “peaks/petals” from the egg cartons. You will need at least four “peaks/ petals” per fairy.
  • Cut and shape your peaks into flowers.
  • Poke a hole in the top of the flowers.
  • Paint the flowers, and while they are wet, “shape” with your fingers or use a stick to help curl the leaves. Let them dry in the sun.
  • Stack your petals one on top of the other. With a string, knot a smaller bead to the bottom (This will help secure your fairy).
  • Thread the string through all the petals and gently pull it tight.
  • You can now attach your larger bead for the head. Use a permanent marker to draw on a face.
  • Thread through more petals for the hat and hair, and secure tightly with a knot.



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