Get your residents in the spring spirit by hanging these colourful egg carton flowers everywhere in your community! It’s a good way to use those egg cartons from your community’s kitchen to bring some vibrancy in your home.
Give each resident an egg carton and a black marker. Show them how to cut the individual egg cups from the carton, drawing guidelines first if necessary. Then, cut the tops of the egg cups into rounded points so they look like petals. Staff or volunteers could assist residents to make the edges as neat as possible.
Supply your residents with paint and paintbrushes so they can decorate their flowers. To make the flowers into a garland, thread a needle with string. With a black marker, make a dot every 5 inches or so to make sure the flowers are evenly spaced. Make a small hole in the back of the flower and pass the needle through it. Knot the thread a few times so the flower stays in place, and repeat with the remaining flowers. You can hang your garland from ceilings, doors, verandas, and so on.