Easter is just around the corner, and while we might be thinking about chocolate bunnies and adorable little chicks, we can’t forget to put some time aside to craft some amazing DIY decorations! We love these five easter egg crafts – they’re colorful, fun, and totally unique!
You won’t see these adorable hand-made ornaments in any store around town! Enjoy… and Happy Easter!
How to make an egg with clothes pins?
- Gather materials. You will need clothes pins, an egg, or anything that can fit inside the clothes pins, and glue.
- Start by gluing one clothespin to another so they are facing opposite directions on each side of the egg.
- Repeat this step with two more pieces of clothing pins on either end of the egg so you have four in total now.
- Place your hand over the top of your clothespin-covered egg and gently press down until it’s completely enclosed.
- Once it’s closed up, place a drop of glue onto both sides of the clothespins covering the egg and let dry before taking off your hand.
- Your little plastic easter eggs are complete!
How to make an egg with Lego minifigs?
- Cut out a square from the plastic bag.
- Put the Lego in the middle of the square and wrap the edges around it like an egg.
- Twist ends together to seal it up and voila, you have your own Lego egg! Use scissors to cut off excess plastic from the top.
- Add some glue on top of the end seams for extra security or just keep twisting them until they’re all stuck together. You could also use rubber bands instead of twist ties if you wanted something that was less permanent.
- Repeat this with as many eggs as desired and watch them turn into colorful eggs!
How to make an egg using glitter, glue, and paint?
Paint your egg white and allow it to dry. Mix together the glue and glitter in a shallow bowl. Place the eggs into the glue-glitter mix and roll them around until they are completely covered in the glue-glitter mix. Allow them to dry for about five minutes before placing them on wax paper to dry overnight or at least two hours until they are completely set.
Optional: To make more interesting eggs, add other colors of paint, metallic paint, or even use ribbon instead of glitter. The best part is that this project only takes one hour to complete, so if you have time this weekend – try out these easy Easter egg DIYs!
How to make painted plastic easter eggs?
Place plastic eggs in a large bowl. Add paint and stir to coat. Repeat with different colors if desired. Add more paint until the eggs are completely covered. Let dry for at least two hours or overnight.
Pour water into a small saucepan and heat on the stovetop until it comes to a boil. Carefully place eggs into the water for about one minute, then remove with tongs (or a slotted spoon) and let dry on paper towels or newspaper for about 15 minutes before decorating.
Decorate eggs using permanent markers or paint pens, or use stickers, ribbons, glitter, sequins, buttons, and other craft supplies. To seal egg shells, mix together 1 tablespoon of white glue and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a small dish. Using a pastry brush, spread the glue mixture over an eggshell as evenly as possible. Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes before peeling off the extra coating from eggshells; this will give them their glossy look when complete.
For example, You can write Easter on your eggs using a black permanent marker, or you can draw pretty designs with pastel-colored markers and even add some flowers to make them really special. There are so many possibilities for designing these easter eggs that no matter what your style is you’re sure to find something that speaks to you and get creative this Easter!
How to make a white chocolate egg with sprinkles?
- Make sure you have enough plastic eggs for the recipe and then set aside one egg for a test.
- Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Place the eggs in the pot of boiling water and let them cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are soft when squeezed gently by hand.
- Remove the eggs from the hot water using a slotted spoon, place them on paper towels to dry, and then set them aside to cool completely before decorating them with sprinkles or other decorations of your choice.
- To make the white chocolate center, melt some white chocolate according to the package instructions.
- Scoop out some melted white chocolate into a bowl and add small pieces of a chopped-up candy bar (e.g., Cadbury Mini Eggs).
- Stir together until everything is mixed together well and has begun to cool down.
- Now get creative: Dip each hard-boiled egg into the bowl of melted chocolate and press any additional sprinkles on top while it’s still wet so that they adhere well once the chocolate sets again (this will take only about 10 seconds).
- Place eggs onto parchment paper to finish cooling/drying out again; once cooled completely, place back in their original container if desired for long-term storage. For those looking for an alternative way to store these tasty treats, instead of reusing the containers from the store-bought ones, create an easy-hanging easter basket lined with wax paper and poke holes through both ends. Just thread a ribbon through all holes (one end needs to be longer than the other), tie it around where you want your basket to hang, and fill it with colored eggs as desired!
How to build an egg out of modeling clay?
Pinch off a piece of clay about the size of an egg, and shape it into a ball. Roll the clay out on your work surface until it’s flat, then use a rolling pin to flatten it some more. -Divide the flattened dough in half and roll each half into an egg shape. Place one dough egg inside the other so that they overlap slightly. Then take the top one and put it back down on top to seal them together at their edges all around.
Push down firmly with your fingers or with your palms to seal any gaps where air might get in between them. Cut the excess pieces from around the seams and set the eggs aside to dry for 10-20 minutes. Next, you’ll need red modeling clay for this next step-take about 1/4 cup, and knead it thoroughly so that it is pliable (the same texture as raw spaghetti noodles).
Place a small piece of dry spaghetti noodle against one end of your plastic egg and press gently while drawing it over the edge and onto the rest of the surface like you’re painting a wall with a sponge.
Apply several thin coats until you’ve completely covered the egg. Let dry completely before handling-and if possible try not to touch too much while it dries. Now start decorating your eggs! You can get creative here, but we’ll show you how to make a simple polka dot pattern.
Take two contrasting colors of modeling clay-we used black and white-, pinch off a small amount and divide it into two halves. Now take one half and form it into a ball, then flatten it with your fingers or palm. Roll the flat piece of dough in your hands until it becomes oblong-shaped (think of a snake!).
Repeat this process with the other color to create two different colored snakes next to each other on the table. Now, take one snake and place it under the other so that both ends are touching each other-one head should be right up against the tail of the second snake.
Take both ends and twist them around until they are just touching again. Continue twisting to gradually tighten up the coil until it starts looking like a snail shell (sort of) and can stand on its own without slipping apart. Make sure that there is no gap between the overlapping parts where air could get through; press tightly when sealing up these areas by overlapping the ends enough to ensure that they won’t come apart again.
Be careful not to break the shell after you’ve assembled it because otherwise, the fun patterns will disappear. After assembling both halves of your snailshell, place a few drops of water along the perimeter of one side and let them slowly seep into the gaps where air may have gotten in. Try to keep track of which side is wetter than others so that you know which direction to turn when trying to line up the outside edges once you begin shaping.
The little dots will represent flowers, leaves, or vines–whatever suits your fancy!–so now all that’s left is deciding what kind of flower petals look best! Once your decoration has been completed (or while doing so), cover with another sheet and let dry overnight.
While we’ve shown you some of the most popular ways to turn plastic eggs into cute crafts, there are many more options. Use your imagination and creativity to come up with a design that is perfect for you. If you’re looking for a little more guidance, try searching Pinterest or Youtube for inspiration. And don’t forget to share your creations with us on Facebook or Twitter! Happy crafting, friends!
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