Egg Carton Tea Cup Cards for Mother’s Day

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By In The Playroom

Spring is here, and along with it comes Mother’s Day. Today we have a super easy Mother’s Day card idea for kids or adults to make, in the shape of a tea-cup.

This upcycled Mother’s Day card idea is a fun way to give a moment of peace and quiet with a cup of tea that she can enjoy at home or on a hot tub breakaway.

. What a simple and easy way to appreciate Moms!

daffodils sign of spring #drinkitallin

At the moment, I am loving the signs of Spring that are popping up – like the daffodils I have on my kitchen windowsill which make me smile as I’m busy crafting away with the kids, listening to our favourite songs and taking time to chat and enjoy each other’s company.

So I chose to reflect sunny and bright happy yellows in this crafty project together. We made these simple tea cup cards that can hold a tea bag so that you can give to your mum, or to friends to “have a cup of tea on us”.

My boys had made me something similar before for Mother’s Day and I thought it was a lovely idea, so we made some more. They would be a fun way to spread a little happiness, to cheer up a friend or show appreciation.

Egg box tea cup card, with a real tea bag. Great for mothers day cards, thank you cards, or just to make someone smile


To make these tea cup cards you will need (per card)

  • 1 Blank card
  • Piece of coloured paper
  • 1 cut up egg box (you can get 4 cups out of a 6 egg box – one per corner)
  • 1 small piece of pipe cleaner
  • 1 Twinings teabag in your favourite variety
  • Glue
  • Flower shapes or stickers to decorate (optional)
supplies for egg box tea cup card

How to Make

Then it’s just a case of assembling everything on to the card and gluing it all down.

Make sure the egg carton cup is stuck down firmly to hold your tea securely.

You can mix up the colours and designs to reflect your own favourite colours and the things that make you happy. Maybe sparkly or glittery is what always makes you smile.

You can look out for different colored egg cartons like we used blue and yellow, and I have also seen green egg boxes around. Or if you prefer a simple look, traditional brown egg cartons are just as effective – or you can even paint them!

Greetings and Messages to write Inside your Mother’s Day Card

Here are a few sweet Mother’s Day messages to tie in with the cup of tea theme

  • Happy Mother’s Day, Mum! Take some time to relax with this cup of tea.
  • You are the sugar in every cup of tea!
  • Have a cup of tea on us!
  • I have some tea to share – you’re the best mum ever!

Printable Instructions

If you would like to print out the instructions for this Mother’s Day teacup card, you can use the How to Card below.

Egg Cup Tea Cup Cards for Mother's Day
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Egg Cup Tea Cup Cards for Mother's Day

Make a tea-cup card for Mother's Day using an egg carton or egg box


  • 1 Blank card
  • 1 Piece of coloured paper
  • 1 cut up egg box
  • 1 small piece of pipe cleaner
  • 1 teabag in your favourite variety
  • Flower shapes or stickers to decorate (optional)


  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Cut the tea cup shapes from the egg carton. You can get four tea cup shapes from one six egg egg carton - using only the corner pieces.
  2. Bend the small piece of pipe cleaner to create the tea cup handle
  3. Glue down the colored paper for your background
  4. Stick down the tea cup and the handle
  5. Place the tea-bag inside
  6. Add flowers and embellishments to finish the card

Did you make this project?

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We hope you liked this easy egg carton tea cup card idea!

Please go ahead and share this Mother’s Day craft idea with friends and family so that other parents and educators can benefit from the ideas.

These simple cards would be great to make in the classroom with students at Mother’s Day, if you’re looking for a simple Mother’s Day card to send home with the class.

how to make an egg carton teacup card for Mother's Day

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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