Once you start upcycling, or converting waste products into something of better value, you will think twice about throwing anything away. That is what happened to me with egg cartons. There are probably thousands of creative ways to reuse them. My son loves any activity involving pom poms, so I created a color matching game using egg cartons and pom poms. As shown in the above photo, I colored in each space with a marker and left pom poms to match on the inside top of the carton. The result was a great color matching activity to keep my son busy, engaged, and thinking.
Since the cartons are upcycled, all I needed to do was to purchase a bag of pom poms at the dollar store. This is another example of an inexpensive, simple activity to create for children. It is so easy to close the carton with the pom poms inside and keep it on a shelf anytime my son wants to play with it.