Those colorful plastic Easter eggs have so many crafting possibilities. This is a guide about crafts using plastic Easter eggs.
Making an Easter egg tree is a great way to use up some of those plastic eggs that you may have laying around.
Create pig, mouse, cat, dog, or other animal from those inexpensive plastic Easter eggs. Great for children's Easter baskets.
Approximate Time: About 30 minutes
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
Using a recycled grapevine wreath from Christmas, I bought 6 packages of different types of eggs from the dollar store. I used my hot glue gun to place the eggs. It only took about 1 hour to do, and the cost was about $8.
Approximate Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Cut pieces of floss or yarn for whiskers. Glue these to the bunny face, then glue a pink pom pom over the center of the whiskers for a nose.
Glue on wiggle eyes.
Glue on a white pom pom tail.
Allow the glue to dry, then fill the egg with jelly beans or other Easter treats.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
This article is in honor of my mom Patricia Churchman who, when she was alive, never let an Easter pass without going to our local chocolate shop and buying us the most beautiful chocolate eggs. They were so beautiful that we even did not want to eat them. I tried once spraying one of them with clear plastic spray to try and preserve them but it did not work and became an awful mess. So for all the wonderful moms of the world that buy their kids beautiful works of art chocolate eggs, this one is for you!
The other day when I was doing my shopping at Walmart, I happened to see that they now sell a chocolate brown paint for plastic. It is called Krylon Fusion's paint. So I painted a dozen of my empty plastic eggs. It was wonderful they came out looking just like they were made of chocolate. The eggs my mom bought had beautiful sculptured flowers and non-pareils and birds and butterflies made out of frosting so I tried to make mine look like they just came out of the chocolate shop using ribbons and string beads and ribbons flowers.
My husband made me a dozen little Shepherd's hooks to hang them from out of old wire hangers that my sister gave me. I will also give the instructions for making these. I made a base of Styrofoam and Easter grass to put the Sheppard's hooks into. I made mine long and skinny to fit my dinning room table, but these could also be put into a vase or an Easter basket. The eggs could also be hung on an Easter tree.
Time to complete: 1 hour for eggs to dry 2 hours to decorate
Spray paint the eggs brown. Decorate any way you like with the ribbons, string beads, and flowers. The eggs that I bought had two little holes in the end of them that I strung some crochet thread through so I could hang them.
Glue Easter grass to the Styrofoam.
Just add marbles to this quick craft and you have a rabbit racing game. Draw and cut two rabbit ears from white paper. Color the center of the ears with pink marker. Glue these near the top of half an egg.
Kids will enjoy making these cute and easy ducks from purchased plastic Easter eggs.
Plastic Egg Bunny
Approximate Time: 15 minutes
By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC
Make simple Easter egg picks from plastic eggs, straw and ribbon. I'm using small plastic eggs with regular size straws. I think if you are using larger eggs, you might want to use a sturdier material, like a wood dowel.
A colorful, fun craft just in time for spring! Glue the halves of the plastic egg together, then decorate it with pieces of ribbon and fabric trim. Cut an additional piece of ribbon and glue it in a loop to the top of the egg for a hanger.