Well, that’s just a post begging to be written, isn’t it? I thought I’d pop in today and share a few quick ideas for some of the great ways that you can re-use egg cartons while I’m thinking of them.
1) Hold Small Christmas Ornaments
Use egg cartons to make your Christmas bins a little more organized and keep track of all those tiny doo-dads that always seem to get lost and crushed.
2) Transport Sweets
If you’re making mini cupcakes or other treats to bring with you to parties this holiday season, they may just fit perfectly in an egg carton. Cut off the lid and it can even make a cute serving tray.
3) Hold Playing Cards for Kids
Kennedy loved this one.
I took a knife and cut slits in the bottoms of the egg separator thingies and she had a perfect playing card holder.
Definitely worth quite a few “cool mom” points.
(Side note: Referring to “cool mom” points automatically causes you to lose any of the previously mentioned points immediately. Still a good idea though.)
4) Organize Tiny Toys
Anyone else have a lego-obsessed household? Well, then no explanation needed.
5) BBQ helper
Cut the carton into sections and use it to serve ketchup and other condiments during a buffet-style meal.
6) Extra Ice Cube Trays
The foam or plastic egg cartons can be used as recyclable/disposable trays for making extra ice for a party.
7) Painting Tray
So handy for craft paints! We use ours over and over again after letting the paints dry right in the carton. Bonus: It’s kinda pretty don’t ya think?
8) Organize Small Hardware
Screws, nuts, bolts, nails, etc. can each get their own home and be easily transported around the house wherever you need them.
9) Seed Starter
Egg cartons are the perfect size for starting your garden from seed and they look so much cuter sitting in your kitchen window around Easter time than those big plastic seed starting trays.
10) Make Crafts
There are just a ton of great egg cartons craft ideas on the internet. Lots of great ideas for kids (who hasn’t made an egg cartons caterpillar?) but you’ll find some good ones that you may just want to make on your own as well!
So those are just a few of the great ideas for using egg cartons. I but you could come up with 1000 more if you really tried. I’m sure an egg carton will save me a few more times over the next little bit while Jack is still tiny. In fact, if things continue like the last few weeks, I think I’d better start stocking up!
Hope some of these ideas come in handy for you too!