This tutorial shows you how to make flowers using egg cartons, suitable for all ages, and a fun gift idea too.
What you need
White Paint (optional only needed if you want to lighten the color of your paints)
Step 1: Start by cutting the center-raised areas out of the egg carton. There should be 5 in each carton.
Step 2: In the corner grove of each of those pieces cut it with the scissors. It should look something like a windmill when cut.
Step 3: Now trim each of those so they are rounded so they look more like flower petals and not a windmill shape.
Step 4: On the bottoms of the area that holds the eggs, there should be a little round area. You need to cut out 5 of those.
Step 5: Now the first cut-outs that look like petals, paint the whole thing yellow inside and out, and allow it to dry.
Step 6: Those little circles you cut out, paint those black.
Step 7: Paint all the straws green. You may need to paint one half first and set it up in a cup and allow it to dry. Then paint the other ends and flip them over in the cup.
Step 8: On the flexy end of the straw cut two small slits in the straw.
Step 9: Flap those so the straw is split in half. Push the straw through the hole in the bottom of the yellow petals. If yours do not already have a hole, make one just large enough to push the straw through. Use a dab of hot glue to glue the straw to the petals.
Step 10: Now glue another set of petals over the straw. Make sure you turn it so the petals do not cover the bottom ones.
Step 11: The last step is to glue the black circle into the center of the flower.