DIY Clay Egg Tray

DIY Clay Egg Tray

Looking for DIY gifts? Create this sweet lil’ egg tray for the cooks and egg lovers in your life.

Makes 1 Egg Tray


  • 1 Vital Farms egg carton
  • 1/2 lb. air dry clay
  • acrylic paints
  • scissors
  • paint brushes
  • rolling pin
  • knife


  • Grab your empty Vital Farms egg carton and snip off the lid and pointy center dividers. You can use any size carton you like. We used a 6-count carton for a mini version but you could also cut a 12-count carton in half or make a larger tray.
  • Roll clay out into approximately 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
  • Trim the excess clay by placing carton in the center of your clay and trim around using a knife or pizza cutter, leaving about a 1-inch border on all sides.
  • Lay clay inside carton and gently use your fingers or something soft like a damp sponge or cloth and press the clay into the carton to create indentations for the eggs.
  • Flip carton and clay over and trim off the excess clay around the edges.
  • Roll some clay scraps into thin cylinders and trim to desired length and affix to either side of tray for handles.
  • Prop handles on something like an empty egg carton or book to hold in place.
  • Allow tray to dry completely (usually 24-48 hours depending on the clay).
  • Use acrylic paints to paint any color and design you’d like.
  • Allow to fully dry, then wrap up along with a carton of Vital Farms eggs and give the perfect gift.

Head to our Instagram to watch us make this Clay Egg Tray!

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