Instead of recycling the egg carton we just emptied, we decided it would be much more fun to craft with it. With all the spring-like weather we've been having and the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday, rainbows have been on our mind. We decided to transform our egg cartons into pretty rainbow mobiles.
I cut the egg carton up into individual pieces and gave each girl seven pieces, one for each color of the rainbow. Lizzie, who considers herself an expert on rainbow colors, wanted to make sure she did hers correctly using red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. AJ just wanted different colors and since her favorite color is yellow, she wanted a couple of extra yellow pieces!
We painted the outside of each piece and then let them dry. After they were dry, I grabbed some thick thread, a large needle, and some tape. Lizzie helped me thread pieces on the string. I used the tape inside the egg carton piece to hold down the thread so I could space the pieces out.
Due to her expert status, Lizzie was able to help me get the pieces on in the correct order. Then, we hung them up in the window. And, they were very pretty there. But, they only stayed there long enough for me to get some pictures, then down they came. Apparently, they were much more fun as a toy!
We love rainbows and will probably do more rainbow crafts this spring. What is your favorite rainbow craft?