Nature scavenger hunt by color using a recycled egg carton and paint!

A fun and colorful craft combined with an exciting outdoor adventure. Sign me up! Get your kids outside this summer with this inexpensive boredom buster that will keep them entertained for hours and away from that darn television. 

Whether you want to explore your own backyard, your local park, or the great outdoors on your next camping trip, this exciting outdoor activity is captivating for kids of all ages, especially toddlers and preschoolers who are still learning color recognition and love exploring the beautiful plants, flowers, rocks, and sticks in the world around them.

Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt By Color using a recycled Egg Carton and paint.

Materials Needed

  • A clean & empty egg carton
  • variety of paint colors
  • paint brush

Looking for cheap recycled craft ideas for kids? Try this nature hunt by color using an egg box! My preschoolers love scavenger hunts and this one didn't cost me a dime.

Gather your supplies and let’s get to painting! Even young children such as preschoolers can easily paint the inside of an egg carton with its naturally made compartments. 

How to make an easy nature scavenger hunter with a recycled egg carton! If you're looking for easy ways to get your kids outdoors this summer playing in the backyard, this cheap activity won't cost you any money and provides for a great boredom buster in the spring and summer.

I suggest assisting your kids mix the paint colors because you want to have a variety of colors that are commonly found in nature. I recommend several shades of green, red, orange, pink and yellow, as well as a few basic colors such as brown, grey, and white.

If you plan on using this egg carton scavenger hunt in your own backyard, choose colors that can easily be found there so that your kids don’t get discouraged while exploring.

Painted egg carton with lots of colors for a scavenger hunt game to find vibrant colorful flowers, leaves, rocks, sticks, and more. An inexpensive and recycled activity for kids to do at home when bored.
Don’t be afraid to duplicate colors! There’s lots of green found in nature.

Allow the paint to dry and then head out for an adventure in your own backyard! Encourage your kids to seek out items to match each colorful compartment such as wild flowers, berries, leaves, sticks, rocks, dandelions, and more. 

Recycled Craft Idea using an egg carton! If you have preschoolers or toddlers at home that are always bored, try this fun learning game! Paint an egg carton in a variety of natural colors and let them go outside to find matching colors.

This hands-on activity helps kids with their observation skills, color recognition, and appreciation for the world around them. It’s also a lot of fun for mom and dad! I’ll take any excuse I can to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine. 🙂

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Outdoor scavenger hunt for kids using a recycled egg carton and paint. Encourage your kids to seek out flowers, leaves, sticks, berries, rocks, and more on this exciting outdoor activity. Perfect for spring and summer, even in your own backyard!

Are you looking for cheap and easy ways to keep your kids entertained at home this summer? Try this recycled craft using an egg carton! It's perfect for a scavenger hunt in your backyard or at the park. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are still learning their colors.


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