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    The ABCs of Making: E is for Egg Cartons

    Jessy Ratfink
    Published on - May 28, 2020 by Jessy Ratfink

    Inspiration, #tinkertogether

    Egg cartons are one of the best materials to save from the trash or recycling bin. In this blog post, I'll show you a few fun things you can do with them!

    Seed Starting


    Egg cartons are wonderful for starting seeds, especially if they're made of a biodegradable material! Want to give it a try yourself? Check out the "Starting Seeds in Egg Cartons" instructable for more information.

    Making Flowers


    Egg cartons make unique and pretty flowers! I especially love these egg carton flowers that also hold LED tealights. Use different colored egg cartons or a bit of paint to make your flowers more exciting. 

    An Interesting Painting Canvas


    This is maybe my favorite egg carton project of all time! Use large egg cartons as custom canvases for self-portraits. Check out the instructable to learn more about the process from an art teacher.

    Creating Animals


    Egg cartons are a wonderful 3D building material. Why not try your hand at creating custom characters like this owl made with Makedo? Check out the instructable to see how it was made!

    How have you used egg cartons? Show us how by reaching out to us on social @instructables to by posting your own instructable! 

    Keep an eye on the Tinkercad blog and our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook) for more step-by-step guides, design challenges and other inspiration.

    In the meantime, please see our recent posts titled Hello Tinkercad Friends! Let’s #TinkerTogether and Parents Guide to Starting Kids in Tinkercad. They provide more information on some of Tinkercad’s useful features for parents, teachers, and students.