We love crafts that are made with recycling and things around the house, and this recycled egg carton toadstool craft produced the cutest little fungi ever!!!
These egg carton toadstools were inspired by a nature walk to see the “actual thing” and a very talented lady on Instagram called all mad.e.here… click to see her Instagram profile.
Materials to make recycled egg carton toadstools:
- Egg cartons with the inner pointy bits cut out.
- Sticks or wooden pegs, we used both. You can also use wooden popsicle sticks.
- Paint. We painted ours red and gold with white spots. The red and gold paints are regular tempera paint, the white dots we made with a puffy paint that is easy to squirt out the bottle. You can use normal white paint and the tip of a paint brush, looks just as good, but you won’t get that 3D effect!
- Glue. We used hot glue. The glue will need to be very strong to stick wooden sticks upright. If you want to get a glue gun, this one is great!
- A wood slice or other platform to create your jemima of toadstools. Yip you read that right, the collective noun for a toadstool is a jemima of toadstools! We used a wood slice, you could also use a box or thick piece of cardboard.
I have included an easy how-to video that shows you exactly how to make these wonderful things!
A few tips to create the best recycled egg carton toadstool!
Egg cartons are porous, this means they drink paint! To get a bright color like I have, you will either need to give them 2 or 3 coats, or you will need to give them a quick prime beforehand. I use a spray primer like this before I paint on anything…
You could opt for natural looking sticks, we painted ours white, not necessary however!