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11 Surprising Uses for Egg Cartons

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Projects & Hobbies.

5. Use as a Paint Palette. Egg cartons are a an easy, cheap substitute for a paint palette.

6. Start Seedlings. Egg cartons are the perfect size for starting seeds

7. Have on Hand When You’re Building Something. Taking apart a computer or building a piece of furniture? Have an egg carton on hand so you can organize all the little pieces. Hey, it beats getting all the way to the end only to realize you’re short one nail!

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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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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.

7:05AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Very informative, thank you.

There is another use for egg cartons. My musician friends use them to sound proof their music rooms.

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