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11 Surprising Uses for Egg Cartons


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8. Cushion Packages. Egg cartons have to protect the fragile eggs, so it’s no surprise that the cartons themselves will help keep other stuff from breaking. You can use egg cartons in lieu of styrofoam packing peanuts

9. Start a Fire. If your’e camping, or even just starting up a grill, egg cartons serve as a great fire starter. Click here for an how-to guide.

10. Transport Deviled Eggs and Fragile Fruit. So you’ve made deviled eggs for a party, and now all you have to do is take them there, without making a mess. It’s easy — just put ‘em back in the egg carton! Egg cartons are also a great way to transport fragile small fruits, like apricots and figs.

11. Make a Mancala Game. Who doesn’t love this age-old game? Make your very own set following these instructions.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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3:06AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Great ideas!! Thanks for the tips!

7:14AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thank you

7:10AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013


7:22AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

some really great tips. we use them for finger paint and reg paint...

2:02PM PDT on Jul 15, 2013


11:34AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Well, this should help in some way to recycling.

6:41AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

We use it to buy more eggs at the market-place :)

10:27AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Shared, thanks. :)

6:47AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

Grazie delle informazioni.

3:34AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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