Egg Carton Masks

So over breakfast, I had an idea to make masks (or glasses or goggles or whatever you want to call them) out of an egg carton.  It was fast, easy, and didn’t require a lot of supplies.  Just the way I like it.

  1. Cut apart the egg carton in pairs.
  2. Cut out circles for eyes.  We experimented with different sizes for the eye holes.  Also, we found that it was helpful to cut a little triangle out for the nose, but it isn’t necessary.  Please note my meticulous cutting job.egg carton glasses
  3. Decorate!  We used washable tempera paint (after first failing with markers).  Stickers would also be a fun idea.  And as you can see, stickers would be a lot less messy.  How did she get paint on her chin?!making egg carton glasses
  4. Glue on a popsicle stick and you’re done! (In case you were wondering why our egg cartons don’t carry a dozen eggs…we lost a pair of glasses in a cutting mishap.)egg carton glasses or masks

This project was easy enough for Big Sis to do the cutting, gluing, and painting on her own.  Both girls had so much fun that I wanted to try it out, too.  Please say you can pick out the one that wasn’t painted by a preschooler.

egg carton masks or glasses

Materials:

  • egg carton
  • scissors
  • popsicle sticks
  • glue
  • paint

Time investment: 15 minutes to make them, then a couple hours to let the paint dry

Difficulty:  Elementary kids could it all by themselves, little ones need help with cutting.

egg carton mask

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