I love hanging a new wreath on our front door, to celebrate the changing seasons. I especially love a homemade, kid-made wreath. We’ve shared all kinds of amazing egg carton crafts over the years and when I was thinking about making a sun wreath I knew we could totally use egg carton flowers.
I love how spiky the flowers are. They make the perfect rays of sunshine. And the bright yellow is very welcoming. While I think of this as a summer craft for tweens to make, in reality, young could totally help make this wreath…making it a super sun craft for kids of all ages.
Sunny Egg Carton Flower Summer Wreath
The first step is to make the egg carton flowers. Our dinner plate has a 26cm diameter, and thus our ring of flowers will be 26cms around. We needed 12 egg carton flowers for the wreath and another 12 egg carton flowers, cut in 4 to form the sunny border of the egg carton wreath. Start by using the scissors to cut out the individual cups of the egg carton. Once the egg cups are cut out, cut spiky “petals” or sun rays, into each egg cup.
Now it’s time to work on the base of the wreath. Trace your plate onto a sheet of foam core and a sheet of yellow bristol board. Use the scissors to cut out the circles. Use the glue gun to adhere the bristol board to the foam core. You now have the base of your sun wreath.
Once the full flowers are in place, it’s time to adhere to the egg carton sun rays. Flatten the egg carton pieces and glue the rays that go between each flower on top of the foam core base. Glue the sun rays that go behind the egg carton flowers to the back of the foam base. So, you will alternate your egg carton sun rays in front and behind the foam core base. This actually gives the sun wreath a lovely dimension.
When all the egg carton pieces are glued in place, use the glue gun to adhere a length of ribbon to the back of the wreath. Cut this ribbon whatever length works for where you are hanging your wreath.
Hang up the summer solstice sun wreath! I absolutely could not be happier with how this sun craft turned out. The best part is how the kids can totally do all the cutting, painting and even the assembly of the wreath. This is a beautiful summer craft for tweens, and kids of all ages, to make.
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