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Crafts Using Plastic Easter Eggs

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

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March 7, 2013 Flag

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

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March 30, 2010 Flag

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

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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

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April 12, 2009 Flag

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.

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March 22, 2010 Flag

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

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March 19, 2008 Flag
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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.

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March 26, 2010 Flag

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.

Plastic egg rabbit racers.

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April 1, 2009 Flag

Kids will enjoy making these cute and easy ducks from purchased plastic Easter eggs.

Plastic Easter Egg Duck

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March 18, 2008 Flag

Plastic Egg Bunny

Plastic Egg Bunny

You'll want to make lots of these cute bunnies from those inexpensive plastic eggs. Great project for kids.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes

Supplies

  • plastic egg
  • sheet of construction paper
  • sheet of white paper
  • 2 wiggly eyes
  • 1 chenille stem
  • 2 pom poms for cheeks
  • 1 pom pom for nose
  • cotton ball
  • craft foam
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

Cut a heart shape from the fun foam for the feet. Glue the egg to the feet with the point in the back. This will help the bunny stand up straight. Cut two ears from colored construction paper and cut two inner ears from the white paper. Glue the inner ears to the colored ears. Open up the top of the egg slightly and add glue along the open edge of the egg. Attach each ear to the glue and snap the egg closed to hold ears in place. Glue on wiggly eyes, pom pom cheeks and pom pom nose. Cut six one-inch pieces from the chenille stem to form the whiskers. Glue three to each side of cheeks. Cut some teeth from the white paper and glue just under cheeks. Glue on a cotton ball tail.

By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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April 6, 2009 Flag
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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.

Easter egg picks arrangement.

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March 31, 2009 Flag

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.

Plastic Easter egg hot air balloon decoration.

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