Egg Carton Building Blocks

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Egg Carton building blocks for kids - Engineering & STEM activities - kid's arts, crafts, learning & activities with recyclables

In our last post, I told you about my daughter’s new-found love for the Pyramids. She recently saw a documentary on them & now wants to know everything about them. We went to the library & bought some books & over the weekend we made a pyramid craft. I thought it might be fun for us to stack a pyramid, so yesterday we painted some egg carton pieces & used them to build colorful pyramids.

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We built our pyramids by stacking our egg carton pieces on top of one another & then we tried again using craft sticks in our build.

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The craft sticks inspired my daughter & set off a chain of engineering possibilities. She began building & wanted more & more egg carton pieces. I found a bunch of old pre-painted ones in our craft room & also cut up more cartons to make her more “building blocks”.

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She explained to me that this was her cheetah cage.

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We tried some other craft stick & egg carton structures.

Egg Carton building blocks for kids - Engineering & STEM activities - kid's arts, crafts, learning & activities..

And then worked with more simple stacking activities as well.

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My daughter enjoyed making the towers, mostly because she loved knocking them back down again.

 

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We stored our new egg carton blocks away until the next time.

Egg Carton building blocks for kids - Engineering & STEM activities - kid's arts, crafts, learning & activities

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5 comments

    1. Hello, I am glad that you liked them. We used acrylic paints to paint the egg carton pieces. We use different brands, but I believe it was Liquitex Basics on these.

  1. I see! Thanks for the prompt response. Can I do this activity using egg cartons (plastic). I tried cutting into pieces but, it was awkward.

    1. I have never worked with plastic egg cartons, so I am not sure. The edges could be sharp for your child. Cutting the egg cartons is a little awkward. I usually cut away the peaks first and then cut around.

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