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Decorated plastic Easter egg.

Those colorful plastic Easter eggs have so many crafting possibilities. This is a guide about crafts using plastic Easter eggs.

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Easter Egg Tree

Making an Easter egg tree is a great way to use up some of those plastic eggs that you may have laying around.

Approximate Time: 45 minutessurprise inside

Supplies:

  • 1 foam cone (11 7/8 in. tall)
  • 48 small plastic eggs (approx. 2 in. tall)
  • 1-2 bag paper Easter grass
  • hot glue gun
easter tree supplies

Steps:

  1. Hot glue the eggs onto the cone, starting at the bottom. I started by gluing on 4 eggs, to divide up the space into fourths. This made it easier to figure out the spacing.dividing bottom row
  2. I put my eggs fairly close together on the first row, then left more space for the remaining rows. Repeat rows until you reach the top.bottom rowadding rows of eggs
  3. Applying glue to the cone in between the eggs. Stuff grass into the spaces. Remove any grass that didn't stick to the cone. Apply more glue and grass to fill any bare spots.adding grass 2adding grass 1
  4. Apply a lot of glue to the tip of the cone, as well as to the side of the eggs in the top row. Stuff a bunch of grass into the glue.covering top with grass
  5. Use scissors to trim any long pieces of grass.trim long grass
  6. Apply glue to the bottom of an egg and adhere it to the top of the tree. This egg will be able to open if you want to hide a small treat inside of it. :)glue top egg on

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Plastic Easter Egg Animals

Create pig, mouse, cat, dog, or other animal from those inexpensive plastic Easter eggs. Great for children's Easter baskets. Pig and mouse eggs.

Approximate Time: About 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • plastic Easter eggs
  • small pom-poms
  • craft foam colors of your choice
  • chenille stem (for pig)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • black permanent marker
Supplies for project.

Instructions:

  1. To make the features for your animals, draw and cut out ears, nose, tail, etc. for each animal from craft foam.

  2. For pig, curl a 4-inch piece of chenille stem around a pencil to make the tail, then glue it in place.

  3. For the feet, glue on 4 small coordinating pom-poms to bottom of egg.

  4. Tiny pom-poms work well for noses.

  5. Glue the foam pieces to the eggs and use a black permanent marker to draw the face details.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

Rabbit Racers

Plastic egg rabbit racers.Just add marbles to this quick craft and you have a rabbit racing game.

Approximate Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Supplies:

  • half of a colored, plastic egg
  • white paper
  • scissors
  • markers - pink and fine line black
  • glue
  • white pom poms - one larger and one smaller
  • wiggle/google eyes
  • anything to make a ramp with
  • marbles

Instructions:

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.

Glue wiggle/google eyes below the ears, and a small white pom pom nose below the eyes.

Use fine tip marker to add eyelashes and whiskers.

Glue on a white pom pom tail.

To play, set up a small ramp. Place the rabbits at the top of the ramp and slide a marble under each racing rabbit. On the start signal, release the rabbits and watch them glide down the ramp toward the finish line at the bottom.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

Craft Project: Jelly Bean Bunny

Fill this adorable bunny with Easter treats for a party favor, special friend, or just to tuck inside an Easter basket.

Approximate Time: 20 - 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • plastic egg that opens
  • felt
  • markers - pink and black
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pom poms - one white and one smaller pink
  • embroidery floss or yarn
  • wiggle/google eyes

Instructions:

Draw and cut two bunny ears and four paws from felt. Color in the center of the ears with pink marker and make paw lines on each paw. Glue these pieces to the egg in the appropriate places.

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

Tip: Easter Egg Wreath

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. Photo of an easter egg wreath made with plastic eggs.

By Ragteller from Tofield, AB

Easter Egg Picks

Simple Easter Egg picks from plastic eggs, straw and ribbon. Easter egg picks arrangement.

Supplies:

  • plastic eggs
  • straws
  • ribbons any color
  • glue gun
  • scissors

Instructions:

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. I used curling ribbons, but any ribbon will be fine. Place a small drop of glue on the bottom of the plastic egg. Attach the straw by holding for a few seconds. Cut and tie a ribbon first to the size you like. I attached my ribbon at the base of the egg on the straw. Again, use a small drop of glue to attach the ribbon. Inserting straw in drilled hole. Tying on bow.

Voila! That's it!

You can place these picks in a vase as a bouquet, add to a plant, place individually in plants around your home,attach to a gift, tie around a candy bar, Easter candy, money for a gift. Possibilities are endless.

* Small children: Beware! Glue can burn fingers, OUCH!

Suitable for any age.

By Jennifer from CA

Easter Egg Duck

Plastic Easter Egg DuckKids will enjoy making these cute and easy ducks from purchased plastic Easter eggs.

Approximate Time: Less than 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • assorted plastic eggs
  • craft foam
  • craft feathers
  • wiggly eyes
  • 1/4 inch wide ribbon
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • craft glue

Instructions:

Draw feet and beak on craft foam and cut out. Glue feet to bottom of egg. Glue feathers on each side and one in back. Glue on wiggly eyes and beak. Tie ribbon into a small bow and glue to middle of egg, just below beak.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

Egg Balloon

Plastic Easter egg hot air balloon decoration.A colorful, fun craft just in time for spring!

Approximate Time: 45 min.

Supplies:

  • plastic egg
  • glue
  • pieces of ribbon and fabric trim
  • plastic medicine cup
  • brown paint
  • paint brush
  • pipe cleaners

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. Pour a little brown paint on a piece of wax paper, add a little glue and stir to combine. Paint the plastic medicine cup with this mixture and allow to dry.
  3. Cut three pieces of pipe cleaner to the same length, about 4 - 6". Glue one end of each piece to the inside of the medicine cup, spacing evenly, and allow the glue to dry.

  4. Glue the egg to the top of the pipe cleaners, then glue another piece of ribbon or fabric trim around the egg to cover the pipe cleaner ends.

Hang anywhere to decorate. You can even make several to hang on a tree or small branch.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

Easy Plastic Chocolate Easter Eggs

Plastic Chocolate EggsThis 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

Materials

  • 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs
  • 1 can of Krylon Fusions paint in brown
  • odds and ends of ribbons, string beads, ribbon roses, and ribbon flowers
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • crochet thread

Instructions

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.

Plastic Chocolate Eggs on a Plate

Shepherd's Hooks

Materials

  • 6 wire hangers
  • Wire cutters
  • channel lock pliers

Instructions

  1. Cut the hooks off the wire hangers with wire cutters.
  2. With large channel locks he straightened each piece of wire. On each end of wire make a half inch turn up and then slightly squeezed together to make a hook.
  3. Using a tomato paste can bend each end to make a curve.
  4. Wrap tightly slightly passed the half way mark on the can as the wire will spring back some.
  5. Cut wire in half. You now have to Shepherd's hooks to hang your eggs from.
  6. They can be spray painted white or gold. I left mine as is for the sake of time.

The Base

Materials

  • Styrofoam
  • Easter grass

Instructions

Glue Easter grass to the Styrofoam.

By Debra Frick

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