54 Spectacular Plastic Egg Craft Ideas
Have you ever noticed that the plastic eggs that we buy at Easter time seem to multiply, substantially, from one year to the next? After a couple of years, were thinking of making plastic egg crafts with all the extras. The plastic eggs come in a huge variety of colors and sizes, and can be decoupaged, painted over or glued to, and transformed into a nice decorator item. I think that Ive found a nice variety of items made using the plastic eggs.
There are a few projects that use Styrofoam, wooden, paper mache or real eggs, but I'm of the opinion that plastic eggs could be used in their place, so these crafts are included here.The criteria, for being included in this article, are that the craft projects have a nice photo, a supply list and a tutorial for making the project. You can just click on the site name and you'll be taken directly to the craft instructions.
For the tutorial to make the gorgeous, scrap happy eggs shown above, go to Family Circle.
1. Wobble Egg Ninjas
Pretty darned cute, and besides that they wobble. Fun to make and even more fun to play with. Find the instructions for making these wobble egg Ninjas at Frugal Fun for Boys.
2. Carrot Eggs
This is such a cute Easter craft idea that is easy to make and so special to display. Imagine them in a nice basket, bowl or tucked in a centerpiece. Check out the instructions at Sweet Pea and then make some of these carrots for your home.
3. Yarn Wrapped Garland
This yarn wrapped egg garland is so simple to make and so beautiful to look at. Imagine all the ways you could make this your own inspiration by changing the colors of the eggs or adding glitter, buttons, etc. Find the tutorial for making this garland at Picklee.
4. Easter Egg Bunnies
Follow the instructions given at Michaels to make these little beauties. These bunnies would make fantastic favors for an Easter celebration or a baby shower.
5. Daisy Chain Countdown
Kids love it when they have a visual to count down the days to a holiday. This daisy chain is a countdown to Easter chain, with little gifts to celebrate the passing days. You'll find the tutorial for this craft at SUN SCHOLARS.
6. Wobble Heads
Use the wobble heads as a centerpiece on Easter and see how many comments you'll hear about how much fun it was to make them. Find the instructions for making these wobble heads at Crafting in the Rain.
7. Fireplace Tealights
I don't have a fireplace, but if I did this is one craft that I know I'd want to make. This is perfect, especially during the summer months, when the weather is too warm to use the fireplace, but you want the ambiance of a glowing fire. To make these tealights, go to TAYLORMADE for the tutorial.
8. Simple Maracas
You don't have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to make and play these maracas. The directions for making these maracas is found at DANAMADE.
9. Bird Feeders
Watching the birds gather around, to feed on the bird feeder that you have just hung out, is the pleasure you'll get after making the egg bird feeders. You'll find the instructions for making bird feeders like the one shown is found at playing house.
You can find the instructions for this really cute craft at apartment therapy. A sneak peek: the lights are LED flameless candles.
11. Tea Cups
This would be a perfect addition to a Tea Party Baby or Bridal shower party. the tutorial for making these tea cups is found at Creativity in Progress.
12. Teacups From Plastic Eggs
13. Tea Cups and Fancy Hats
You'll see how to make the fancy, tea party hats to go with the tea cups for your party decorations at Making Teacups and Hats Using Plastic Eggs. Find a pictured tutorial to help make them.
14. String of Spring
Nothing says, "Spring," like pastel bunnies and chicks. This combination makes for a beautiful garland to hang in a doorway or on the mantel. The directions for making this gorgeous garland can be found at Parents.
15. Rustic Eggs
I love the rustic look of these eggs. I think a nice bowl of them in a bed of Spanish moss, would make an attractive Spring centerpiece. Find the tutorial for making these eggs at Let It Shine.
DOLLAR STORE MOM has a great tutorial for making this marionette puppet using recycled plastic eggs. Imagine the fun you'll have with this cutie.
17. Silly Bee
They call him "my silly bee" but I'd call him cute and cuddly. OF Pinks and Fairy Tales is the site where you'll find the instructions for making this cute and cuddly, silly bee.
This will be an easy craft project for the kids.They'll even be able to make this snake by themselves. Check the instructions at Sewing and Crafting with Sarah, and supply the kids with a bunch of plastic eggs.
19. Easter Egg Tree
I'll bet you have the perfect place to display a beautiful Easter egg tree. Maybe you can imagine the tree as a centerpiece or part of a centerpiece. Sweet Floweret is the site where you'll find the tutorial for this project.
20. Make Wee Wobblers
21. Easy Easter Wreath
This wreath is super easy to make. You'll find the tutorial for making it at Sippy Cup Central.
22. Ruffly Eggs
Again, these eggs are some that I wouldn't want to stash away right after Easter. I'd want to display them somewhere to add color or brightness to an area. You'll find the tutorial for making these gorgeous ruffly eggs at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
23. Decoupage Eggs
This is super easy and the decoupaged eggs turn out beautiful. Find the easy to follow instructions at Red Ted Art.
24. Paper and Ribbon Eggs
By using bright paper and ribbons you can craft outstanding Easter eggs like these, which have instructions at favecrafts. You'll find a very nice tutorial on the site.
25. Coated Eggs
Even though these eggs look like they are sugar coated, they really are coated with epson salt. You'll find the directions for making these attractive, pastel eggs at hometalk.
26. Shabby Chic Eggs
I have a hard time thinking of these eggs as an Easter décor, because the jute makes them a nice look for anytime of year. You'll find the tutorial for making these shabby chic eggs at Design Dining Diaper.
27. Thanksgiving Turkey
Be sure to save a few of your plastic eggs to make these Thanksgiving turkeys with the kids. You can find the instructions at WHAT TO EXPECT. Imagine all the different combinations of feathers you could use with this project.
28. Bunny and Chick Shakers
Help the kids make these egg shakers by following the instructions given on the Kangaroo Mama site.
29. Egg Buddies
I can imagine a teacher finding this a great idea for her Spring classroom. The kids would be so interested in watching how the seeds grow. To make egg buddies like these, go to Busy Bee Kids Crafts.com for the directions.
30. Easter Egg Bouquet
Make a beautiful Easter egg bouquet to give to your child's teacher to show her that you've been thinking of her. Or give one to Mom or Dad or a friend. Anyone that I know would appreciate this gift. See how to make this bouquet by going to a COWBOY’S wife for the tutorial.
31. Twine and Lace
Elegant and gorgeous are only two of the complimentary words that I can think of to describe these eggs. For the tutorial to make these twine and lace eggs, go to My Desert Cottage.
32. Speckled Eggs
Are speckled eggs your favorite style? Making speckled eggs using plastic Easter eggs is a lot easier than you can imagine. Find out how really easy they are to make by going to we know....stuff for the instructions.
All you'll need is a bunch of plastic eggs, some chenille strips and google eyes and the kids will be able to spend hours making critters for your home and for the neighborhood. Find the instructions for making egg critters at Mama Bee Does.
34. Painted Easter Eggs
The tutorial at favecrafts uses wooden eggs to make these painted Easter eggs, and you may want to do just that. But, if the kids are going to paint Easter eggs, I would suggest using plastic ones instead. Just sand the eggs slightly to give the paint a rougher surface to adhere to. Then paint.
35. Washi Tape Easter Eggs
Washi tape crafts are very popular, especially among the younger crowd. Make these gorgeous eggs using layers of washi tape strips. The instructions for this craft are found at Family Circle.
36. Washi Tape Spring Egg Wreath
Here's another craft project that you're sure to love. Grab a bunch of plastic eggs and a variety of washi tapes and make an adorable Spring wreath like the one shown above. The tutorial is found at tatertots & jello.
37. Jello Molds
Did you know that you could use the plastic Easter eggs as jello molds? See how this is done by going to RobbyGurls Creations to see how it's done.
38. Spring Mantel Garland
Although this is a very simple garland, it still is a very beautiful and colorful addition to your Spring mantel. You'll find the tutorial for this craft by scanning down on the page at Eclectically VINTAGE.
39. Washi Tape Maracas
These maracas are special because of they are covered with Washi tape, which gives them the special look. Make maracas for any occasion where you could use a little musical beat. Find the directions for making these maracas at kiwi crate.
40. Secret Message Necklace
Consider having the kids make these secret message necklaces for themselves or to gift to each other. The instructions for making this necklace is found at ParentTeachPlay.
41. Crocheted Bunnies
Plastic eggs are used to fill out the crocheted bunny bodies. You'll find the crochet directions at HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN MUD.
42. Hoppy Easter Eggs
Another great classroom project. Right after Easter it'll be easy to have the kids bring plastic eggs to school to make hoppy friends like the ones shown. Find the instructions at Everyday Art.
43. Book Page and Chalkboard Paint Bunnies
This is also a project that calls for paper mache eggs, but I'm sure that the plastic ones can be used if you roughen up the surface a little with some sandpaper. You'll find the tutorial for making these beautiful, elegant bunnies at 504 MAIN.
44. Rustic Elegance
Elegance in simplicity. Find the tutorial for this project at Crafts ‘n Coffee.
45. Print Decoupage
I love, love, love these beautiful eggs. Definitely a winner. Get the directions at Sew For Soul.
46. Foil Covered Eggs
These eggs are covered with tinfoil and then decorated with craft paint. Very cute and super simple. The directions are found at SUZY’S SITCOM.
I can imagine the kids would love to make these submarines, especially if they would play with them in a basin of water. For the instrucitons go to ADVENTURES AND PLAY.
48. Toad Stools
I plan on making some of these to add to a planned fairy garden that will be located under a large blue spruce. The tutorial for this project is found at ARTZY CREATIONS.
49. Moss Covered Eggs
Although gluing moss to plastic eggs doesn't seem to be a difficult craft, diy inspired gives some terrific tips to make the project less messy.
50. Chenille Strip Covered
I think these little eggs would be a cute baby shower theme. Find the tutorial at PAJAMA CRAFTERS.
51. Beautiful Decoupage
The eggs used in this craft, with a tutorial at HONESTLY YUM, aren't plastic eggs. I love this idea so much though that I think I'll try it with one of the large ostrich sized plastic eggs. I may have to tie jute around the center to cover the center slit, but that could look great too. Time will tell.
52. Gold Foil Tattoo Embellished
I don't know much about gold foil tattoos, but this egg is sure pretty. You'll find the tutorial for this project at DIY CANDY.
53. Beaded Eggs
I like the idea that the beading is the same color as the plastic egg, but the egg could be painted if needed. Go to Puddy’s House for the directions.
54. Dragon Egg
This is another time I'd want to use a larger sized plastic egg. Our Peaceful Planet shares the instructions and shows a photo of the egg displayed in a cloche. Impressive.
© 2014 Loraine Brummer