Crafting with Plastic Easter Eggs
I am sure you have seen or even used the colorful plastic Easter Eggs that are around at this time of year. They are fairly cheap at most places, and usually come in a bag of 10-12 eggs. I picked up a bag of 12 for 88 cents, although I don’t remember where I bought them. They are perfect as you can fill them with treats and you can use them to make crafts.
There are many ways to decorate with them and this is even a good craft that you can do with your children or grandchild with some minimal help.
They are quick and easy.
To Make Jute Easter Eggs all you need is:
Plastic Eggs, Jute, glue either a white glue like Mod Podge or a glue gun.
Once you have all your materials assembled, all you have to do is glue and wrap the jute around the egg. I found that it was easier to start in the middle and go up the egg and then do the other side then start at the top and go down. If using a white glue, you will need to hold the jute in place until the glue starts drying and only do a small portion at a time. After I got my glue gun out to do another part of craft I thought it would be much easier and time saving to use the glue gun. If you are using a glue gun with small children you must watch them closely, especially if you have a hot glue gun like I do. If you want to be able to fill the eggs with treats, make sure you don’t glue the jute around the opening of the egg. Start at the opening and go up and repeat for the other side.
These eggs are pretty just as is or you can add embellishments and decorate them like the eggs below.
To make Jute Eggs with Felt Flowers all you need is:
plastic eggs, jute, felt in multiple colors, needle and thread (optional), glue gun
To make the Jute Eggs follow the instructions above. To make the felt flowers, I found a template online and using paper I traced the template off the screen by holding the paper onto the screen. You could also free hand draw the flower – mine were a 6 petal flower and I used two template of different sizes. You will also need a leaf template of free hand draw a leaf. Cut many flowers of both sizes in a multiple different colors of felt. Placing the small flower inside of the big flower, I then tacked the flower with a needle and thread by pinching the middle of flower and and sewing it together from the back of the flower so the sides come in slightly. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this step). You do not need to do this step but I thought it gave more dimension to the flower. Using glue gun, glue the flower or flowers and leaves to the jute. (I found it was easier to glue with a glue gun- if you are doing this with small children please assist them)
To make Washi Tape Eggs and Holders you will need:
plastic eggs, washi tape, egg carton
Using washi tape decorate the eggs the way you want to. I went from top to bottom, leaving some of the egg showing. Score the eggs along the center opening if you would like to fill them. To make the holders – cut each egg compartment out of the egg carton. I then covered the compartment with washi tape again leaving some of the egg carton exposed. I found that the tape didn’t stick well to the egg carton so needed to glue it on.
These eggs are perfect to make a quick and easy Easter display with Felt Birds. For instructions to make the felt birds, head over to my blog This and That.
This craft could be used for your Spring Decorating and not necessarily needs to be used only for Easter.