This handmade Easter-themed checkers set uses recycled egg cartons, and is the perfect craft and activity for kids to enjoy all through spring.

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Looking for an Easter craft to do with all of those egg cartons that you hoard? I have just the thing.

The kids are going to love this Easter-themed handmade checkers.

Handmade Easter checkers set for kids made from egg cartons

This is what you will need to make this fun Easter game for the kids:

  • 1 16×16" thick ply wood
  • Paint:  Pink (matte & metallic), Yellow (matte & metallic), green and blue
  • Egg cartons (24 egg cups)
  • Card stock: orange, yellow glitter, pink glitter (2 shades)
  • White pom poms
  • Elmer's glue spots: thin mini and pop-up medium
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Black marker
  • X-Acto knife, scissors, ruler and paint brushes.

To make the bunnies:

Egg carton bunny for Easter checkers
 
Paint the egg cups with the matte pink, once dry, paint a second coat using the metallic paint. Cut out ears from the glitter card stock, attach the center using the mini glue spots. Poke a hole in the top of the egg cup with the X-Acto knife and insert the ears, attach to the inside of the egg cup using the mini glue spots. Attach the pom-pom tail using the medium glue spots and the wiggly eyes using the mini glue spots. Draw on the rest of the facial features using a permanent marker.

To make the chicks:

Egg carton chick

As per the instructions for the bunnies. Substitute pink paint for yellow. Attach the wings using the medium glue spots and the fuzzy top exactly the same way as you did the bunny ears. Fold a piece of orange card stock in half, cut out small triangles (beak) and attach using mini glue spots.

Now, go have some Easter fun!

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Handmade Easter checkers set using egg cartons

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Amy @ Dealusional April 18, 2011 - 5:13 am

This is super cute, and would even be a great little gift to put in an Easter basket!

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Katherine marie April 18, 2011 - 9:17 am

So stink in ADORABLE and clever! You ROCK!!

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Jules from A Little Bite of Life April 18, 2011 - 9:58 am

These are adorable Tonya,a perfect Easter craft! I need to pick your brain on a craft project that I want to start….

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Tonya Staab April 18, 2011 - 10:25 am

Thanks Jules.  Pick away, you know where to find me and I will try to help any way I can.

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Lolo April 18, 2011 - 11:52 am

These are adorable! Great use of egg cartoons!

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Mel April 18, 2011 - 7:47 pm

Those are adorable, so cute!

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Marie April 19, 2011 - 8:34 am

Seriously girl! This is brilliant!! So creative. You’re just awesome!

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Rachelle @ tinkerlab April 19, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Tonya! These are ridiculously cute!! And don’t even get me started on how much I love your photos.

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Kate @ An Amazing Child April 20, 2011 - 5:07 am

These are so beautiful. What fun you must have had making them. I’ve just stumbled upon this beautiful space of yours and am so very much looking forward to having more of a look around.

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marta April 21, 2011 - 11:59 am

oh my goodness. best thing i’ve ever seen. so excited to find your blog. will be browsing. xo.

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MyKidsMake April 21, 2011 - 8:34 pm

those are adorable! what a fantastic idea!!!!

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Amy B. April 22, 2011 - 12:55 pm

So cute! But seriously, how long did that take to make????

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Michelle April 22, 2011 - 6:28 pm

love it, what a cute idea

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Tonya Staab April 23, 2011 - 8:12 am

A couple of DVR'd episodes of my favorite crime shows :).  I cannot sit still when I'm watching TV so I craft … and crafting gives me a good excuse to be watching TV.

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Tonya Staab April 23, 2011 - 8:19 am

Thank you Michelle.

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Tonya Staab April 23, 2011 - 9:01 am

Thank you.  The kids are having a fabulous time playing with them.

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Tonya Staab April 25, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Thank you so much

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Tonya Staab April 25, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Thank you Marie … and thank you too for adding my blog to your post recently about the other 9 More Kid Craft Websites. 

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Tonya Staab April 25, 2011 - 3:54 pm

Thank you so much Kate and yes I did have fun making them and the kids now know how to play checkers 🙂

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Tonya Staab April 25, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Thank you so much Rachelle

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Amanda August 5, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Brilliant brilliant brilliant! This is so incredibly cute!

I run Fun Family Crafts, a site similar in nature to Craftgawker and Spotlight, but different in that it’s a library of craft tutorials geared only at kids. I would love it if you’d stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don’t post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like! http://funfamilycrafts.com/

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Tami March 7, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
http://funfamilycrafts.com/easter-checkers/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them. 🙂 If you would like to display a
featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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Tonya Staab March 8, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Thank you so much Tami

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Tracy January 8, 2013 - 4:27 am

I adore those little checker pieces!! You have some awesome ideas…thanks for sharing them!!! I mentioned you in my blog post, on how to use empty egg cartons. You can find it here at OH, Dill Pickles http://ohdillpickles.blogspot.com/2013/01/recycle-it-reuse-it-and-upcycle-it.html

Thanks
Tracy @Oh, Dill Pickles

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Musingsbymelina.wordpress.com March 11, 2013 - 5:41 am

Adorable! A very nice project for the kids… they’ll love it!

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