START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good

11 Surprising Uses for Egg Cartons


More Great Ideas.

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.

You May Also Like:
15 Surprising Uses for Apples
6 Incredible Fake Buildings
6 Myths about Gluten-Free Diets (Slideshow)

Read more: Bed & Bath, Conservation, Crafts & Design, Crafts & Hobbies, Eco-friendly tips, Feng Shui & Organizing, Food, Fun, Green, Home, Household Hints, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, Surprising uses for ..., , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

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.


+ add your own
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.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thank you for this information!! We do eat potatoes here in Finland,special delicacy are the "new po…

I use banana's for smoothies, so good with 1/2 a peach or a few strawberrie's, can Throw in some sp…

If you buy frozen organic raspberries, make sure to look at where they were grown. I am often surpri…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.