Monday, April 9, 2012

Egg Carton Paintings

We are up again for TinkerLab's Challenge.  This time the challenge was to create something with egg cartons.  We were inspired by this, this, and this to paint on egg cartons! C really enjoyed painting on egg cartons and it is a great alternative to painting on plain paper.  I love how these paintings turned out.



Materials Needed:
tempera paint or acrylic paint
paint brushes
egg carton(s) that are paper/cardboard kind


The materials are so simple and everyone should have the ability to create these wonderful paintings.  I did cut 2 egg cartons apart so that my daughter could just paint on the inside of the egg sections.  You could paint to on the top of the egg carton and inside too.  In advance I glued the 2 inside sections to a piece of cardboard so that they would be more stable.




Then we just began painting.  I used a styrofoam egg carton to use as a paint tray while painting the cardboard egg cartons.



I was astonished at how much C enjoyed painting the egg cartons.  We painted the cartons solid first and then added black polka dots.



Beautiful!



C loved this so much she asked to paint on egg cartons again.  It was a good thing that I had quite  collection saved of egg cartons.  On this painting my daughter explored mixing colors and using white to create "tints" or lighter versions of each color. Tints are created by adding white to a color.



Here are both paintings which are proudly being displayed in my daughter's bedroom right now.


Be sure to check out all the other FABULOUS egg carton ideas at Tinkerlab.

22 comments:

  1. Great idea! It would be cute to go back in with a Sharpie and put smiley faces on the bottom of all of them.

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    1. Thanks. My daughter would like the idea of adding smiley faces!

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  2. These are simply beautiful! Would make a wonderful display on the wall!

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  3. This explosion of color is wonderful. It looks like C had a lot of fun with it!

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    1. Thanks. Yes, C especially loved this and mixing colors too.

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  4. Looks like a pixel painting - very mordern! I love it

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  5. These are absolutely gorgeous! Can't take my eyes off...
    I'm sure these are going to decorate walls in your living room and attract admiring glances!

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  6. Ahh...so I missed the last line. Great that they're already displayed in your daughter's bedroom!

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    1. Thanks Rashmie. I have her painting as our screen saver right now and it is great to look at, I agreee.

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  7. Gorgeous works of art! What a great 3D installation for their room :-)

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  8. This is such a good idea and the results are so colorful. Pinning this! Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  9. Absolutely beautiful !! Love them both:)

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  10. Love how colourful these are -they're fab.

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  11. WOW! Who would have thought egg cartons could be so beautiful. I love them!

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    1. Yes, recycled/upcycled stuff can become quite beautiful with a little paint.

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  12. Gorgeous! It would be neat to paint another egg carton on the opposite site (bumpy side) and have them displayed side by side :)

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