Woodland-themed Egg Box Crafts

Here are 6 woodland-themed egg box crafts to enjoy making.

Egg boxes make great crafting materials. These crafts are not only a great way of using up food packaging, as well as making something wonderfully creative.

They also make fantastic small world toys!

Woodland-themed Egg Box Crafts 1:

Toadstools 

6 images showing the different stages of making a toadstool out of an egg box. The images show cutting out, painting and gluing the toadstool.

You will need:

Egg boxes

Scissors

Red and white paint

PVA glue

Making Instructions:

To create the toadstool stem, cut out the pointed parts of the egg box.

This is quite tricky so it’s probably something an adult will need to do, particularly when making these with little children.

For the toadstool cap, you’ll need to cut out the base parts of the egg boxes. The base parts are the bits that the eggs sit in when they are in the box!

Paint the toadstool stem white and the toadstool cap red.

Once the red paint is dry, paint on some white dots. You could also use white circular stickers or hole punch some white paper and stick the paper circles on. Wait for everything to dry.

Once the painted or glued paper circles have dried, glue the bottom of the cap or top of the stem (see photo) and then stick them together.

I also painted a couple of brown mushrooms for a bit of variety which you can see in the main image at the top of the blog. The possibilities are endless!

Woodland-themed Egg Box Crafts 2:

Fir Trees

4 images showing the different stages of making a egg box fir tree. The images show cutting out and painting the trees and putting the 3 pieces together to form a layered tree.

You will need:

Egg boxes

Scissors

Green paint

PVA glue (optional)

Making Instructions:

Using the pointed parts of the egg box, cut out 3 points – one long, one medium-length and the other one short for the top of the tree. This will make the tree look layered.

Cut the bottom edges into zig zag shapes (see top left photo).

Paint the shapes (top right photo). I painted my trees different shades of green. You could also, for example, paint the top layers white to create a snow/Christmas scene. Leave to dry.

Once dried, simply place a short-length and medium-length point on top of a long-length. I didn’t bother gluing mine as they fit snugly and seemed secure but you could glue them together if you prefer.

Woodland-themed Egg Box Crafts 3:

Animal Finger Puppets

Finger-Puppet-Blog-Image

You will need:

Egg boxes

Scissors

Paints (I used orange, white and black for the fox, grey, white and black for the wolf, white, brown, black and pink for the mice)

Making Instructions:

To make the face, cut out, all in one piece, one of the pointed parts of the egg box and 2 base shapes (see top left photo). The pointed part will be the fox/wolf/mouse’s nose and the 2 base shapes will become the ears.

Make the fox and wolf ears slightly pointed and the mouse ears round (see centre and right photo, bottom row).

Paint the animals.

I made a fox which I painted orange and white. You could make an arctic fox by painting it all white.

For the wolf, I painted this in the same way as the fox but swapped orange for grey.

As well as a fox and wolf, I made a brown and a white mouse. You can see all the finger puppets in the main image of the blog.

Leave to dry.

Woodland-themed Egg Box Crafts 4:

Rabbits

6 images showing the different stages of making an egg box rabbit. The images show cutting out, painting, sticking the parts together. The final image shows 3 completed rabbits, one brown, one white and one grey.

You will need:

Egg boxes

Scissors

Paint (I used brown, grey, white, pink and black)

PVA glue

Making Instructions:

Firstly, draw the shape of the rabbit ears on the egg box lid (see top left photo) and cut them out.

To create the rabbit head and body, cut the pointed parts of the egg box.

This is quite tricky so it’s probably something an adult will need to do, particularly when making these with little children.

Glue the rabbit ears to the back of rabbit. Leave the glue to dry before painting the rabbit.

I made 3 rabbits and painted mine grey, white and brown but you could paint them any colour you like.

They would make wonderful Easter decorations painted in pastel colours too!

I painted the ears pink and painted a white tail at the back but you could also use a white pom pom or small bit of cotton wool or scrunched up tissue paper.

Finally, I painted eyes and a nose for the face. It may be easier to use a black marker for this once the paint is dry. I found it quite tricky to paint the details on with a paintbrush!

Woodland-themed Egg Box Crafts 5:

Fox & Wolf 

8 images showing the different stages of making a fox and wolf using an egg box. The image show cutting out, gluing, painting and a completed red fox.

You will need:

Egg boxes

Scissors

Paints (I used orange, white and black for the fox and grey, white and black for the wolf)

PVA glue

Making Instructions:

To make the face, cut out, all in one piece, one of the pointed parts of the egg box and 2 base shapes (see top left photo).

The pointed part will be the fox/wolf’s nose and the 2 base shapes will be the ears.

Cut out another pointed part for the fox/wolf’s body, making sure you cut out triangle shapes at each corner of the base for the shapes of the feet (see second image, top row).

Glue the head to the body by putting some glue on to the back of the head and sticking to the top of the body.

Draw a tail shape on the egg box lid. Cut out. Stick to the back of the body.

Wait for the glue to dry completely before painting.

Paint the fox/wolf (see bottom right photo).

Woodland-themed Egg Box Crafts 6:

Flower Wall Hanging 

8 images showing the different stages of making egg box flowers on strings, tied to a branch. This creates a wall hanging.

You will need:

Egg boxes

Branch or stick

String

Scissors

Paints (any colour you choose!)

Making Instructions:

Cut out flower shapes from the base shapes of the egg boxes.

Paint the egg box flowers. I painted the top and the bottom of the flowers a different colour.

This activity is great for adapting to different seasons and occasions so you could, for example, paint an autumnal mobile in reds, oranges and golds or a spring mobile in greens, pinks, whites and lemon yellow.

Leave the flowers to dry.

Make a hole in the bottom of each flower. I used a pair of pointed ended scissors. This should be done by an adult.

Measure out lengths of string for the flower strands. My strands were 1 metre long.

Tie a knot at one end of the string to hold the first flower. Thread the string through the bottom of the flower. The knot will hold the flower in place and stop it falling.

Tie another knot and thread the next flower through the string. Continue doing this until you have achieved the length you want.

Wrap sellotape around the other end of the length of string to make it easier to thread through the flowers.

You can make it as long or as short as you like – I had 6 flowers on each of my strands.

I created 6 strands of flowers for my branch. Tie the end of each strand along the branch, spacing them out evenly. I varied the height of each strand.

At each end of the branch, tie another length of string so that you can hang up your mobile.

I hope you enjoy making these woodland-themed egg box crafts and have lots of fun playing with them too!

There are some more lovely crafts which children will enjoy making in my blog, such as Paper Plate Crafts, Paper Chain Crafts and colouring pages, bookmarks and door hangers.

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