I did this particular sorting tray with my son and daughter in the backyard about 4 years ago, and I remembered it today. I guess I’m missing those long days, just a little, when the younger kids weren’t at school at we had the time to meander more. This is such a simple activity, and my children loved the idea of exploring, collecting and sorting items from nature in a special sorting tray, so I’m sharing it today and other simple ways to recycle egg cartons.
Pictured above is what we found in our backyard. We don’t live at the same place anymore, and I miss it! I loved that house, the backyard and surrounds; there was so much natural beauty there.
More Ways to Use Egg Cartons
An empty egg carton is fabulous for all sorts of fun things; a few ideas are below:
This makes it easy to distribute paint in small amounts and you can leave some spot empty for mixing colours.
Great for sorting craft bits and bobs like buttons, glitter and pom poms for creative collage activities.
Critters, cars, cities or whatever!
As a nature sorting tray for exploring the outdoors. This concept can work inside too: go on a colour hunt indoors and see what you can find.
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SuziMarch 14, 2014 at 8:19 am
Gosh, I’m going to stop throwing mine out!
Kelly Be A Fun MumMarch 14, 2014 at 8:33 am
Haha. Such handy things really 🙂
Sandie @ AppleBee LaneMarch 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm
Great ideas – the humble egg carton can be so versatile!
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sdOctober 28, 2017 at 4:38 am
This looks really fun!