Easter is known for Easter eggs. Whether they are little chocolate eggs, real painted eggs, or plastic eggs, there is certainly no shortage of eggs for Easter!
At your local superstore, you’ll be able to find plastic Easter eggs in all sizes and colors. For Easter egg hunts, many people like using plastic Easter eggs instead of real ones because it definitely minimizes the mess. I wouldn’t want to find an old Easter egg at the end of Summer. Not a pretty sight (or smell)!
For those of you who want to jazz up plain plastic Easter eggs from the store, here is a fun project I found from MakeandTakes. We can turn little plastic Easter eggs into cute bunnies, chicks, and carrots!
- plastic Easter eggs (pink & blue for bunnies, orange for carrots, and yellow for chickies)
- sticker googley eyes
- pipe cleaners (white, pink, orange, green, orange)
- permanent marker
- candies (optional)
To make Easter bunnies:
Using the pointed end of the egg for the head, stick on two googley eyes and draw a cute bunny face. Don’t forget the whiskers! Using pipe cleaners (any color of your choosing), make 2 loops (like an m), and stick the ends in the opening on the top. Secure inside the egg by folding the ends down. Add tape if necessary.
To make Easter chickies:
Using the rounder end of the egg for the head, stick on two googley eyes and draw on a beak. With pipe cleaners, twist it into 2 legs and stick it into the opening on the pointed end. Secure inside the egg by folding the ends down. Add tape if necessary.
To make Easter bunny carrots:
Using an orange egg, use the rounder end of the egg for the head, stick on two googley eyes and draw a smile. Cut green pipe cleaners into smaller lengths and stick into the opening of the rounder end. Secure inside the egg by folding the ends down. Add tape if necessary.
Once you create a whole bunch of these fun Easter eggs, use a clean egg carton to house them! Fill the eggs up with candies and give to friends and family.
What other projects can you make with plastic Easter eggs? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear about them!