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craft supplies stored in an egg crate
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Egg carts are great for storing small items. The padding provided may help if transporting or shipping the items. Try it for jewelry, craft supplies, fasteners, small toys, collectibles, knickknacks, christmas ornaments, or anything else.

You may also want to label each pocket below the object or on the reverse side, depending on use. For instance the carton could act as a quiz for identifying specimens (e.g. rocks) with the answers below.

You can also paint or otherwise decorate the carton as needed if it is for display.

This applies to Egg cartons and crates.

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Added March 30, 2012.

Applies to Everywhere.