Have fun with some paper rolls and egg carton crafts for kids: Make an egg carton car and driver.
If you’re looking for some easy egg carton crafts for kids and you happen to also have some toilet paper rolls, have a look at what we managed to do with these simple materials!
First let me introduce the scene: I was alone having 2 grumpy kids in a rainy morning. No matter what Victoria or Lukas did, the other one wanted to do exactly the same. I could see that the situation would get soon out of control with Victoria and Lukas.
So I decided to do some easy egg carton crafts for kids. Lukas was not in a “crafty mood” but Victoria was happy to do some egg carton crafts for her little brother. The egg cartoon crafts project of the day was a car out of an egg carton box and it’s driver out of toilet paper roll.
What we used for this egg carton craft:
- An egg carton box for the car
- A toilet paper roll for the driver
- FischerTip for the hair
- Glue and groggy eyes
- Brushes and water paint
First Victoria drew a circle on the egg carton for the driver seat and while I cut it out, she started painting the driver.
Soon, Lukas decided to join the egg carton crafts we were doing, but he couldn’t be bothered with painting the car – mixing colors was all he needed to keep himself entertained. And so my kids enjoyed spending some time together while they were actually playing independent from each other.
When our egg carton creations got dry Victoria glued some groggy eyes on the driver and decided to make some hair out of FischerTip (lovely product, if you don’t have this at home, you should ;-)). Since we did this car and driver for Lukas, he got to choose the color of the hair and we used the opportunity to exercise a bit the colors.
Allow me to introduce to you to our blue haired paper roll driver and his cool egg carton car!
Please notice the cool functionality of the egg carton box in the third picture where the driver gets to check the engine of his car.
Once all the artwork was done and dried, it was time to play!
Victoria wanted to play with the driver from a “different perspective” so she made him drive upside-down. But then she concluded that it is not very nice for our guy to drive like this, as he might get a headache. And on top it was not that safe either because he does not have a seat belt on. She seems quite taken by safety, like the tile when we had to re-enforce the balcony of our cardboard castle to keep the princess safe.
In his turn, Lukas was interested in driving around with the egg carton car, and playing with the handy driver – who had to check quite often the engine of the car.
We had fun with our egg carton crafts for kids and it helped me get over a long morning with two grumpy kids. Do you do any egg carton crafts for kids?
If you like to do different egg carton crafts for kids, have a look also at this plane from egg carton and toilet paper rolls.