DIY Easter Egg Carton Checkers Game Board

by Tonya Staab
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The whole family is going to have so much fun through Easter and spring crafting and playing with this DIY Easter egg carton checkers board.

Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias (#gluenglitter)

Are you looking for an Easter craft to do with your egg cartons? I have just the thing.

The kids are going to love this DIY Easter-themed checkers game board.

homemade easter checkers with egg carton bunny and chick crafts

Easter egg carton checkers game board


  • 1 16×16″ thick plywood
  • 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 paintbrushes.


Paint your egg cartons with pink paint for the bunnies, and yellow paint for the chicks.

Cut out wings and feathers for the chicks and ears for the bunnies using the glitter card stock and use Elmer’s glue spots to attach them into place.

egg carton bunny craft
Pink egg carton Easter bunny craft for kids.

Fold a piece of orange card stock in half, cut out small triangles (beak) and attach using mini glue spots. Attach the googly eyes using glue spots too. Draw on any other facial features using the marker.

egg carton baby chick easter craft
Yellow egg carton baby chick craft.

Don’t forget to attach pom pom cottontails to the back of the egg carton bunnies using the glue spots too.

Bunny egg carton craft with a pom pom cottontail
Pom poms added to painted pink egg cartons to make a cottontail.

Paint the piece of plywood to resemble a checkers board and set aside to dry.

pink easter bunny egg carton and yellow egg carton chick craft
Easter egg carton bunny and chick crafts.
A DIY Easter checkers game board with egg carton bunny and chick playing pieces.
A DIY Easter checkers game board.

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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!

Katherine marie April 18, 2011 - 9:17 am

So stink in ADORABLE and clever! You ROCK!!

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.

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….

Lolo April 18, 2011 - 11:52 am

These are adorable! Great use of egg cartoons!

Mel April 18, 2011 - 7:47 pm

Those are adorable, so cute!

Marie April 19, 2011 - 8:34 am

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

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.

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.

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.

MyKidsMake April 21, 2011 - 8:34 pm

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

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

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

Michelle April 22, 2011 - 6:28 pm

love it, what a cute idea

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.

Tonya Staab April 23, 2011 - 8:19 am

Thank you Michelle.

Tonya Staab April 23, 2011 - 9:01 am

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

Tonya Staab April 25, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Thank you so much

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. 

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 🙂

Tonya Staab April 25, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Thank you so much Rachelle

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!

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:

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.

Tonya Staab March 8, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Thank you so much Tami

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

Tracy @Oh, Dill Pickles

Reply March 11, 2013 - 5:41 am

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


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