How to Make Egg Carton Daffodils for Mother's Day

After a long, dark winter, daffodils, one of the first signs of spring, are always a welcome sight. Any mom would love to receive some bright and cheerful daffodils for Mother's Day. Recycle some egg cartons and create some daffodils that will last all year around.

Cut the cardboard and styrofoam egg cartons apart into separate cups. These will be the centers of your daffodils. Finish the edges by either cutting around them to make them smooth, or cut them with the pinking shears for a zigzag edge.

Pour some yellow paint for your daffodil cups. Keep it bright yellow, or mix in a little bit of orange.

Cut 6 petals out of yellow construction paper and glue them to the bottom of the daffodil cup.

Use the nail to poke 2 holes through the construction paper petals and through the bottoms of each cup, about ½-inch apart. Insert a green pipe cleaner up one hole and down through the other.

Cut leaf shapes from the green construction paper, using either the regular scissors or the pinking shears. Crease each leaf very lightly down the middle to give it a leaf shape. Use the nail to poke a small hole in the end of each leaf, and slide 2 leaves up each stem. Put a drop of glue at the end of each leaf to keep it in place.

Put 3 or 4 daffodils in the glass jar, add a few more stems to add fullness, and arrange your bouquet any way you like. Twist the stems together if you need to.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean cardboard egg cartons
  • Yellow and orange craft paint
  • Plastic containers for paint
  • Yellow and green construction paper
  • Paintbrushes or sponge brushes
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Nail
  • Craft glue
  • Clean glass jar, wide-mouthed
  • Ribbon
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