Egg Carton Saints: Mother Mary

Egg Carton Mary 2Yesterday, I posted about crafts you can make on a SNOW DAY and I was blown away by some Egg Carton People made over at Michele Made Me.

Today, I bought the TWO tutorials that Michele offers…and the only thing holding me back is I don’t have enough empty egg cartons!

These are SO CUTE and fun to make!!

I decided to start my Egg Carton Communion of Saints with Mother Mary.  Michele has an Egg Carton Nativity  set that is awesome and I only strayed a little to make my Mother Mary. I needed to add her signature blue veil and a shiny halo.


I’m not going to give away all the handy tips from Michele’s tutorials, but these are my pictures of the Egg Carton Mother Mary supplies and process.

So basically, I used scissors and glue and a couple elastics to hold the glued pieces of egg carton in place.


Michele has figured out how to make the little figures with the different forms you’ll find in an egg carton. You will never see egg cartons the same way again!


After the pieces were glued and dry, I painted them.


Once they were dry I could assemble the pieces.



Egg Carton Mary 2 sizes

 I originally made Mother Mary pretty tall, using as much of the egg carton cup as I could to construct the body.

I then decided that she was too tall!  I decided that I wanted the flexibility of adding taller saints…and I suspected she might look even cuter if she was a little shorter and…dare I say…a little chubbier? I was a little nervous as I cut the 2 pieces of the body apart, but I like the final result.  She reminds me of the Fisher Price Little People TM .   I suspect that I will be making many more Egg Carton Saints… as soon as I collect more cardboard egg cartons!

Egg Carton Saint Mother Mary 4


  1. Between the google eyes and the angular cutouts and paint job this little guy has such character! Can’t imagine an entire collection of them. Boy that would be so fun!

  2. Monica,
    What a great craft! Easy to make and inexpensive! I know my daughters will love making these. thank you for providing such a fun craft!

  3. Monica,

    These are wonderful!!!

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