Little Green Heroes

Carton Flower Garland

Want a fun art project to entertain your Little Green Heroes (and keep them away from screens for a couple of hours)? With these beautiful flower garlands, your kids can hand make a delightful decoration and learn about upcycling at the same time.

Yallamundi Farm egg cartons are already recyclable/compostable but we reckon this is an even better way to use them!

The Little Green Lesson: Sustainability, no-waste, painting, arts and craft.


  • Egg cartons
  • Twine or string
  • Needle (parental supervision required!)
  • Non-toxic paint
  • Scissors (child-safe)


  1. Take a carton of Yallamundi Farm eggs and use scissors to cut the bottom half away from the lid. Depending on the age of your kids, make sure you supervise their scissor-use or you can do this bit for them.

    Pop the lid in the recycling or the compost.

  2. Next, cut the middle dividers out of the carton. These will become the little blossoms in the garland.

  3. Cut each compartment from the carton so that you have individual ‘egg cups’ and trim these to create flower petals.

  4. Take the little blossoms and trim into petals too.

  5. Once you have every big and little blossom trimmed, it’s time to paint! Give each flower a yellow centre, then splash all the colours of the rainbow on the petals.

  6. Don’t forget to paint both sides of your flowers!

  7. For a bigger garland, you can use multiple egg cartons to create a huge bouquet.

  8. Allow the paint to dry and then it’s time for needle and thread. Use the needle (supervise or help with this step) to link the flowers together. Alternate one big and one little blossom each time.

  9. Now the best part! Hang your garland up, stand back and enjoy your handiwork!