Each year on Easter morning I fill plastic eggs with little treasures and treats, and hide them around the yard for my grandchildren to discover. Somehow I have ended up with baskets and boxes full of plastic Easter eggs over the years – many more eggs than the kids will ever be able to hunt. Rather than let the eggs go to waste, I decided to use some of them for a simple decoupage Easter eggs craft project.
This craft requires minimal supplies and is one that can be enjoyed with both young and older children. It gets a little bit messy, so be prepared. I was able to use some assorted tissue and spring flower wrapping paper that I already had stashed away in my craft closet.
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Decoupage Easter Eggs:
Modge Podge or glue and water mixture (2 parts glue to 1 part water)
variety of colored tissue paper and gift wrap
Start by tearing the tissue paper into small jagged strips. Using a foam brush, coat a plastic egg with Modge Podge or glue/water mixture. Cover egg with a layer of torn tissue paper. Carefully, brush over tissue with another coating of glue mixture. Allow to dry and repeat process if necessary.
Cut flowers or other shapes from gift wrap. Using foam brush, coat tissue covered egg with another coating of glue mixture. Place cut shapes onto egg, and coat with another layer of glue mixture. Allow to dry completely.
Place eggs in a basket to display, or do as I have and hang with fishing line or ribbon.
Great idea! I have a bunch of eggs plus they get marked down 90% after Easter. This is something I could do!
Those turned out so very cute! My kids would love it!
Tammy S says
How cute is that. I love this craft. I have a million of those plastic eggs around. Now I know what I can do with them. Thanks for the idea.
Sarah L says
That is easy, fun and looks great when you finish.
Sarah BB says
What a cute idea! I have tons of plastic eggs that I didn’t know what to do with.
I love this craft. Great to do with my class of 16. A little messy, but my students have learned how to clean up after themselves. Thanks for being so creative.
I love these!!! I have to try this as they’re so much prettier than those plastic eggs. Pinning this right away!
I love these! So cute. We love finding new ways to decorate eggs.
MADDIE K says
So very pretty! I love the flowers.