Craft: Egg Carton Tulips

Activity Directions:

While Armistead Peter 3rd and his wife Caroline were living at Tudor Place, they exchanged tulips at Easter. In the fall they planted tulips in the garden and the flowers still grow here! It is now your turn to create and share tulips with people you love.

Watch the video to see how to create tulips out of egg cartons!

What you’ll need:

  • An egg carton (colored or uncolored)
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Paint (optional)

How to create an egg carton tulip:

First, using scissors, separate each egg holder from the carton. This step is best done by an adult. These are your tulip flowers! Next, add two holes to the base of each tulip flower. Insert the pipe cleaner into one of the holes, bring it across the base and back down through the second hole. Twist the two ends of the pipe cleaner together to secure it.

The final step is to decorate your tulip however you want! You can add a button to the center as a dot of pollen, add colored paper leaves, and decorate your tulip with paint. Make as many tulips as you like!

After you create your tulips, share them with your friends and family or put them on display inside your home.

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