This week at craftng a future, I introduced my lively group of 7 to 11 year old girls to the wonders of making gorgeous flowers using egg cartons. I spent most of the time cutting up flats of egg cartons to give the girls a head start, so I didn't get to make any myself, but I sure would love to!
Since egg cartons were a plenty (on behalf of a neighbor who had been saving them!) we also used them as drying racks, and I must say, the egg carton flowers in progress also look like gorgeous works of art, don't they?
This one in particular just makes me so very happy, love those colors!
Most of the girls worked methodically creating many singular flowers to join together after they've dried, while one student who always goes against the grain made this very artful flower consisting of at least eight layers. This craft was such a success, I invited the girls back for another crafting session the next day so that they could make more flowers....and of course they suggested that we craft together two days a week all the time! (I took pictures of the creative mess, which I'll share with you shortly.)
Honestly, I'm not exactly sure how we're going to use these flowers, and I have exactly five days to figure it out before the girls will be back for more crafting adventures! In the meantime, do give egg carton flowers a try, there are so many possibilities!