Egg Cup Flowers

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Students will recycle egg cups and paper roll tubes.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater/ [Designed by: Therese (Terri) Jodouin]

What You Need:

For the flowers:

  • egg cartons (styrofoam or cardboard)
  • small colorful candy liners/cups (mini muffin liners/cups – made of paper)
  • beads
  • thick pipe cleaners (chenille stems)
  • scissors
  • glitter and glue (optional)
  • paint and brushes (optional)
  • sharp pencil

For the vase:

  • paper towel roll
  • a yogurt or margarine lid
  • magic markers or paint
  • glue and glitter

What You Do:

For the flowers:

  1. Cut the egg carton apart so you have individual “cups”.
  2. Take one egg carton cup and poke a hole in the center of it.
  3. Poke a hole in the center of a candy/muffin liner.
  4. Place the candy liner inside the egg carton cup and feed a pipe cleaner through the holes.
  5. Place a bead or two on the end of the pipe cleaner (inside the candy liner) and twist the ends to hold the beads on.
  6. Repeat until you have a bouquet of flowers.

For the vase:

  1. To create the vase, simply decorate a paper towel roll using paint or markers. You may need to cut it down to size.
  2. Next, take a yogurt lid, cover it with glue and sprinkle glitter on the glue (this is optional).
  3. Then, glue the paper tube to the yogurt lid and let dry.


  • You might choose to paint the egg carton cups. However, leaving them plain is fine, especially if your candy liners are nice and colorful.
  • If you can’t find colorful candy liners, use magic markers to jazz up plain ones.
  • Use muffin liners if you can’t find candy liners.