Egg Carton Bird Masks

Egg carton bird masks are one of the simplest and cutest crafts I know and kids of all ages just love them. You can get so many different coloured egg boxes (cartons) in the shops that they look cool undecorated but you can also glam them up with feathers, tissue paper, paint, coloured sand and my favourite glitter!

Egg Carton Bird Mask

The cutting of the egg box needs to be done by and adult or older child as it’s quite difficult. But all the decorating and gluing can be done by everyone.

You will Need

An egg box, lolly sticks, scissors and PVA glue.

1. Carefully cut a ‘2 egg’ section of the egg box away

Egg box bird mask 2

2. Trim the edges of the egg box to give a neater and smoother outline. You should also cut the center of eyes out. I always end up doing it at the end mainly because I forget until my girls pick them up to play!

Egg box bird mask 3

3. Cut the other half of the central cone out.

Egg box bird mask 4

4. Glue this on to make the bottom of the beak.

Egg carton bird mask detail

5. Glue a lolly stick to the side of the mask and leave to dry.

Egg box bird Mask 6

6. Then it’s time to play.


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29 Responses to Egg Carton Bird Masks

  1. Aw! They’re so cute and so simple too. I love craft that involves a minimum of equipment, searching round for buttons, doublesided sticky tape etc etc is a pain. These are fab! :O) @Chaoskay

  2. Excellent – and perfect timing as my 6 year old is a red robin in her Christmas play and I was seriously stuck for ideas! I will definitely be making these!xxx

  3. Oh, that’s a great idea!

  4. mermaid says:

    Very cute!
    Love them!

  5. My word, these are TOTALLY adorable! Off to pin them.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  6. Vicky says:

    Those are adorabe. I love how they are simple yet offer a great opportunity for pretend play. I am a new Twitter and FB follower from The Play Academy. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  8. What a great idea! My children would love those.

    I love your blog, I can’t believe I have only just found it.

    Thanks so much for linking to Science Sparks. xx

  9. Lesley says:

    Always looking for ideas 4 egg cartons – this is brilliant and beautiful and blue ( LOve blue but I have never seen blue egg cartons in NSW Australia) 🙁

  10. Fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up on this week’s Green roundup over on Britmums; I’m envious of those beautiful blue egg boxes; we only get brown ones around here!

  11. Kirstin says:

    Sweet idea! I’m going to be on the lookout for egg cartons of the right shape and size.

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  15. Mari says:

    Thanks for sharing this craft. We enjoyed making the bird mask and going for a bird watch walk. Such a fun and easy craft and my 4 year old loved making it.

  16. Jen says:

    I haven’t seen anything like this before. This is extravagantly amazing! Very creative and resourceful. Perfect for the kids! I really loved the materials you put to complete this mask. We did an Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity game out of the same materials you used. You should check it out! 🙂 Preschool Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity

  17. My son would love these 🙂

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  24. I love this idea! Always looking for recycled craft ideas!

  25. Pinkoddy says:

    What a great idea, and so simple. Will add this to my rainy day list 🙂

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