I remember having fun making flowers out of egg cartons when I was little, so I decided to introduce the project to my daughter.
All you need is an egg carton and pipe cleaners. I cut out the individual egg pieces. At first I had her try and cut slits into the pieces to practice her cutting skills, but then we got wrapped up into just making the flowers. She really enjoyed pushing the pipe cleaners in … and the instant satisfaction of creating a flower!
When we were done with the flowers, we still had the top of the egg container. This reminded me of a super-cute project that I had seem from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife: pipe cleaner rainbows. Again, all you need is an egg carton (she used a mushroom container) and pipe cleaners.
We used the top of the egg container as a “sky-like” base for her rainbow. It was a great fine motor skill and strength building for her to push the pipe cleaners through the styrofoam.