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15 Super Fun and Spooky Egg Carton Halloween Crafts for Kids

15 Super Fun and Spooky Egg Carton Halloween Crafts for Kids

Eggs are one of the healthiest and most delicious protein choices you can make for your family. Here’s another benefit of cooking all of those eggs: You can make tons of egg carton Halloween crafts.

Egg Carton Halloween Crafts
Kids Craft, a fun monster with one eye made out of an egg carton and colored paper.

After your egg cartons are empty, don’t toss them in the trash. The fact is, recycled egg cartons are an incredibly versatile craft supply. Besides having some free craft supplies on hand, you’re also doing your part to save the planet. That’s much better than adding to the world’s landfills.

We’re here to show you exactly how you and your little ones can use the humble egg carton to make some amazing egg carton Halloween crafts.

1. Egg Carton Monsters

Halloween is all about being scared in a fun way. How better to create that atmosphere than with these frightful little monsters? Here’s the best part: You can hide a piece of candy inside each and every monster.

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • PVA glue (school glue)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Wrapped treat to place inside the monsters

You can get super creative with these little guys and glue on horns, give them more than two eyes (or just one eye!), and creepy little tongues.

Source: The Craft Train

2. Egg Carton Jack O’Lantern

Jack o’lanterns aren’t just for pumpkins. You can make these spooky Halloween decorations with anything that’s even remotely round and has a flat bottom. These recycled egg cartons are perfect for tiny jack o’lanterns.

Supplies:

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Black marker or paint
  • Orange paint
  • Green tissue paper
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • White glue

This idea for egg carton Halloween crafts came from Canada’s website for egg farmers. Like the egg carton monsters, you can slip a little treat inside of these jack o’lanterns. Another idea is to put a secret message in the little pumpkins.

Egg Carton Halloween Crafts Source: Eggs.ca

3. Egg Carton Spiders

Arachnophobia is the extreme fear of spiders. Although these egg carton spiders are more adorable than they are terrifying, they’re still wonderful!

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Ribbons

Here’s an idea: Make these creepy little spiders with the egg carton ghosts we’ve listed in number 4 below. When you have several spiders and ghosts, string them together to make a fun garland that you can hang between two trees in your yard.

Source: Loganberry Handmade

4. Egg Carton Ghosts

Supplies:

Once you’ve created your ghosts and spiders (number 3 above), you can string them together to make a garland.

Instructions on how to make the garland are at Loganberry Handmade.

Source: Loganberry Handmade

5. Egg Carton Halloween Crafts Bats

People are a little creeped out by bats sometimes, but the fact is, they’re super adorable. We especially love these little egg carton bats for Halloween. Just look at those cute little eyes!

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black cardstock or heavy paper

If you can find the googly eyes that have a purple tint like in the photo, that will make these fun bats even cuter.

Source: Crafty Morning

6. Flying Egg Carton Bats

We love the little bats, and these guys fly. The fun part about making these bats is that you use spray paint, so the kiddos get to practice their skills at spray-painting.

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Spray paint
  • Weights
  • Glue
  • Fishing line
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Googly eyes

This is a great outdoor craft activity. Be sure to lay down some newspaper to protect your grass before spray-painting these bats.

Bonus: We also love this little flying bat that we found at Loganberry Handmade. It’s the little red button ears for us.

Egg Carton Halloween Crafts Source: Sassy Girlz

7. “Nightmare Before Christmas” Characters Egg Carton Halloween Crafts

You can use your recycled egg cartons to create some one-of-a-kind “Nightmare Before Christmas” egg carton Halloween crafts. Who doesn’t love Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, and Doctor Finklestein?

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Blue, yellow, black, brown, and red acrylic paint
  • Black thin Sharpie marker
  • Scissors

To make this activity even more memorable, watch the movie with the kids before creating the characters. It will be a spooky day to remember.

Source: Live Your Art

8. Eyeball Photo Booth Prop

One fun thing to do at a Halloween party for kids is to have a photo booth where you can take fun photos of the children. These egg carton eyeballs make a wonderful prop for your photo booth.

Supplies:

  • Egg carton
  • Paint (red, black, white, and another bright color)
  • Wood dowel
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun

These eyeballs are great last-minute craft projects for Halloween.

Source: Multiples and More

9. Scary “Wheels on the Bus” Egg Carton Halloween Craft Idea

Do you remember the “Wheels on the Bus” series? Just imagine if they had a creepy edition. Well, we’re here to show you how to make one.

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Clip-art or colored images for the windows
  • Orange foam or heavy-duty cardstock for the wheels
  • Acrylic paint (yellow and other colors)
  • Hot glue gun

To make these, simply paint the egg cartons yellow, then add the graphics you’ve either drawn or printed to the inside. Then, cut little jack o’lanterns out of the orange foam or heavy cardstock. You can also print jack o’lanterns to glue over your cut-out foam.

Source: Spaceships & Laser Beams

10. Giant Egg Carton Spiders

If you really want to make a big (and creepy) statement, you can make these giant egg carton spiders. We’re in love with those four eyes and pipe cleaner tentacles.

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Black permanent markers

A fun way to do this activity is by reading the book “Be Nice to Spiders” so that you can educate your little ones on the benefits of having spiders around.

Source: Fun Learning Life

11. Egg Carton Witch

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a terrifying witch! You can use up lots of extra craft supplies with this scary lady.

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Green paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black cardstock
  • Googly eyes
  • Halloween ribbons
  • Desired embellishments
  • Mini witch hat (you can buy one online or make one)
  • Wooden dowel

Here’s an activity idea to go with this Halloween craft project. Watch “The Wizard of Oz” before you do the craft. This witch looks as scary as the witch in the classic movie.

Source: Ribbons and Glue

12. Egg Carton Ghosts in the Graveyard Halloween Craft

It’s difficult to choose a favorite from our amazing list of egg carton Halloween crafts, but this adorable “ghosts in the graveyard” craft project just might make our top choice.

Supplies:

  • Egg carton (12 or 18 eggs)
  • 3 cotton balls
  • Twigs that are shaped like miniature trees
  • Popsicle stick
  • White cardstock or heavy paper
  • Black fine tip Sharpie marker
  • Acrylic paint (green, white, and black)
  • Hot glue gun or craft glue

There are so many ways to get creative with this project. It’s also a good way to use up lots of recycled egg cartons, especially if you’re supplying an entire classroom.

Source: Kinderart

13. Egg Carton Halloween Crafts Entire Cast of Characters

If you’re wanting to create an entire Halloween family, this project is exactly what you’ve been looking for. When you’re done, you’ll have a virtual village of Halloween characters, including a jack o’lantern, witch, ghost, Dracula, and Frankenstein!

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Acrylic paint (brown, orange, black, green, white, and purple)
  • Black and purple buttons
  • Green felt
  • Green cardstock for the pumpkin’s stem
  • White cardstock
  • Red cardstock for the vampire
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange cardstock
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Black fine-point Sharpie
  • Gold glitter paper

The kids will have so much fun playing with this, both before Halloween and afterward.

Source: The Best Ideas for Kids

14. Goblins and Ghosts Halloween Egg Carton Game

This goblins and ghosts Halloween egg carton game is a double win. You have some fun egg carton Halloween crafts plus a fun Halloween activity. The kids will love creating the game themselves, and they’ll enjoy hours of fun playing.

Supplies:

  • Egg cartons
  • Golf balls or ping pong balls
  • Green paint
  • White and black paint
  • White cardstock, foam, or felt for the teeth
  • Googly eyes
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Mod Podge Sparkle

Three Sisters created a great video to show you how to make this wonderful egg carton Halloween craft. Instructions on how to play the game are on Kids Crafts by Three Sisters.

Source: Kids Crafts by Three Sisters

15. Egg Carton Wreath

We love to say that there’s a wreath for every occasion, and this adorable wreath proves that point. This is a great way to add some Halloween color to your door for those trick-or-treaters.

Supplies:

  • 18-pack egg carton
  • Paper plate
  • Green and orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Green pipe cleaner (optional)
  • Glue

For this Halloween wreath, you’ll use 13 cups total: one green and 12 orange. However, you can use some green felt or something else green to make the stem if you only have 12 egg cups.

Source: Manda Panda Projects

Which of These Egg Carton Halloween Crafts Will You Make First?

There are tons of great egg carton Halloween crafts on this list. Which one will you make first? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share with us any great ideas that we may have missed.

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