It is amazing how many fabulous Easter crafts you can make using the most ordinary supplies. In this video tutorial, I will show you how you can upcycle an old egg carton into some cute little Easter hens!
I’ve made a lot of cute DIY Easter bunny projects this year, but it occurred to me the other day that I hadn’t made a lot of Easter chicks yet.
When I realized that, I started thinking about ways I could make Easter chicks out of simple household materials, and I came up with the idea of crafting them out of old egg cartons.
Actually, more specifically, I came up with the idea of making Easter hens out of egg cartons. Yep, you don’t see as many Easter hens as Easter chicks, but Easter chicks have to come from somewhere, right?
Using egg cartons makes a lot of sense for Easter, since you’re probably buying more eggs than usual as it is! You don’t want those used cartons to go to waste. This project allows you to upcycle them instead of just throwing them in the trash.
If you're ready to begin, you can find the full list of materials and tools you need below. Along with these materials and tools are a set of written instructions to go along with the video tutorial.
Step by Step Photo and Video Tutorial
While I recommended using foam sheets for this project, construction paper would work fine as well. Also note that while I used red feathers since they stand out well against the egg carton material, you could ask a use white feathers or any other color of your preference.
While I recommended using foam sheets for this project, construction paper would work fine as well.
Also note that while I used red feathers since they stand out well against the egg carton material, you could ask a use white feathers or any other color of your preference.
You should be able to make a few of these with just one egg carton. If you have several egg cartons to work with, it shouldn't be hard to make an entire flock of cute DIY Easter hens. You can then display them as I did in my images of my finished project above.
If you had fun making this project, I have a number of other easy Easter video tutorials which you can enjoy. Try making a cute Easter bunny out of a clothespin, or learn how to make an adorable Easter Bunny out of DIY pom poms.
If you enjoy projects which use free printables, here's a video tutorial and free printable to help you make a paper Easter Bunny garland.
Other Fun Easter Projects
I still have a lot more Easter craft videos to share with you, so make sure that you check back again soon to see what I have added, and also take a look through the site archives to check out some of the Easter tutorials which I have shared in the past.