Plastic Easter Egg Crafts. Want to put those plastic eggs to use for more than an Easter egg hunt this year? We’ve found lots of totally cute crafts with plastic eggs to make your home or classroom look fun and festive for Easter!
Crafts with Plastic Easter Eggs
Easter will be here soon, and before you know it, you’ll be loading up your shopping cart with plastic eggs for school parties, church egg hunts, and for your kids’ Easter baskets. But if you’re only using these eggs for baskets and egg hunts, you’re missing out! They’re incredibly inexpensive, and they’re perfect for making lots of springtime crafts.
Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous wreath to hang on the door for Easter, a way to spruce up an ordinary plastic egg to make it more fun, or a learning activity to do with tots and preschoolers, you’re going to find some amazing ideas in this list.
Cute Crafts with Plastic Eggs
An egg wreath is perfect for spring. Although the eggs were painted here (and they’re stunning with the varying shades of blues and oranges), you could simply leave them unpainted as well. It’ll look gorgeous either way. You’ll love seeing this every day when you come home! | One Thousand Oaks
Use a flameless tea light, create a DIY firefly that really lights up. This Summer craft idea for kids is perfect for small hands and makes a cute handmade night light for their bedside. | Frugal Coupon Living
Here’s another stunning wreath that combines florals and Easter eggs. You’ll need an ombre Easter egg pack for this craft, which is varying shades of the same color, from light to dark. Don’t all those pinks look lovely together? It’ll look fantastic on your door or above your mantel. | Design Improvised
Hang this plastic egg globe over the dining table or above the door for the Easter season. This is an easy piece of decor that the kids can help with. | Chica Circle
Make some egg shaker maracas using plastic eggs, some plastic spoons, and a whole lot of washi tape. Kids will have a blast making noise with these! Try putting different materials in each egg to create lots of different sounds. | Happiness is Homemade
Glue the halves of the plastic eggs together to form mini planters. Fill them with tiny potted flowers, and you’ve got yourself a simple centerpiece that adds a lot of color to your Easter table. | Made with Happy
You could use the same idea of gluing the halves together to make these fun candy cups instead! | The Homespun Hydrangea
If you want to make a big splash at an Easter party, this spilled basket hat is a surefire way to do it. It would be loads of fun for an Easter parade or wacky hat day at school. | Where the Smiles Have Been
Add some teacups to your kid’s collection of toy dishes. Easter egg cups with paper clip handles are the perfect size for little hands. Of course, a tea party is in order when you’ve made them! | Morena’s Corner
Use the eggs to make a beautiful birds nest craft for a bird-themed learning unit. You can create bluejays, cardinals, baby chicks, and lots of other types of birds just by changing out the egg color. | The Inspiration Edit
Speaking of chicks, here’s an adorable version that stands up! They’ll look super cute on your mantle or table for Easter. | Fireflies and Mud Pies
You’ll have a whale of a time making this plastic egg whale. This craft would be a wonderful addition to an ocean animal unit for preschoolers! | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Turn plastic eggs into a whimsical spring bouquet using floral wire and crepe paper. Not only is this a cute idea for Easter, but it would look gorgeous at a spring baby shower. You could also put a dollar in each egg and present it as a gift! | Design Improvised
If you’re planning a spring birthday party, save some of those eggs to make plastic egg cupcake decorations. Put flameless tealights under the egg to make them glow, or put some candy underneath as a surprise. | Chica Circle
Any fan of Pokemon will go nuts for these Pokeball themed eggs. They’re so easy to make with a few simple materials. You can skip the painting if you can find white and red eggs from the same manufacturer, but if you can’t, you’ll have a little painting to do before putting them together. (Also see our Pokemon Party Ideas) | Tikkido
An egg popper tree would be loads of fun for the kids if you’re hosting Easter brunch this year. It’s a fun alternative to the Easter egg hunt! Eggs are filled with surprises like candy, money, or trinkets, and then wrapped in crepe paper to make the poppers. If you string them properly, pulling on the egg will break it open like a mini pinata! | Studio DIY
You won’t be able to stop smiling at these beautiful pastel bees floating outside your window. You’ll want to leave them up all spring; they’re just that cute! Make sure you grab eggs with two holes in the bottom if you plan to make this craft. | Tried & True
Practice word families with your kiddo using plastic eggs. It’s so simple! Write the end of the word on one half, and rotate the other half to create several different words. This is a terrific way to reinforce sound patterns with little ones. | Natural Beach Living
Toddlers and preschoolers can use the eggs to practice letter matching. Write the capital letter on one half and the lowercase letter on the other. | Mom. Wife. Busy Life.
The aliens have landed! Kids will have a good giggle over these funny little alien eggs. They could also double as monster eggs if your kid is into monsters. | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Even More Plastic Egg Ideas
You know you’ll have loads of these when Easter comes around, so here are a few more things to do with them once Easter’s over!
- Store homemade play dough or slime. Make sure you seal up any holes in the egg before using them to store either of these.
- Practice counting with your toddler.
- Practice color recognition.
- Add them to sensory bins for kids to use as scoopers.
- Store baby socks.
- Put jewelry and trinkets in when traveling.
- Store loose buttons.
- Store screws, nuts, and bolts in the garage.
What are you going to do with your plastic eggs this year?
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