There are times when you want to give a special gift to a friend or family member and want them to know that you took a great deal of trouble to make it yourself. On days when you feel like that why not try making flowers that always bring a smile to the sternest of faces! How’s this for a great brainwave – flowers made of egg cartons…

Egg Carton Flowers [Illustrations by Shinod AP]
Egg Carton Flowers [Illustrations by Shinod AP]

The things you need:

  1. An empty egg carton
  2. Poster colours
  3. Brushes
  4. Glue
  5. Scissors
  6. Thick straws

Step 1: Cut one egg cup from the carton.

Step 2: Make six to four cuts on the broad part of the cup.

Step 3: Bend and curl the cuts in different ways. Your flower petals are ready and you can make a budding flower or a flower in full bloom by the way you arrange the ‘petals’.

Step 4: Stick a thick straw to the bottom of the cup and the flower stem is ready. You could even use a piece of wire for the stem.

Step 5: Now give this flower the shades of colour that you want. The choice is yours – whether you want to give a bunch of roses or a mixed bouquet!

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