Simple Easter Craft – Decoupage Eggs

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A simple Easter craft is to upcycle the plastic, colored Easter eggs you probably already have. My kids are teenagers now but I still have a plastic bag full of brightly colored, plastic Easter eggs from when they were younger.  I will probably never use them again since they’ve outgrown Easter egg hunts.  I’ve tried several times to give them away on Freecycle but they’re still sitting with my Easter decorations for another year. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Simple Easter Craft - How to Decoupage Easter Eggs

Simple Easter Craft

Instead of throwing them away, this year I decided I would try a simple Easter craft and upcycle the plastic Easter eggs into something a little more decorative.


Simple Easter Craft - How to Decoupage Easter Eggs

  • Tear the pieces of colored tissue paper into small jagged strips. Try to avoid straight edges or sharp corners.
  • Coat the plastic colored Easter egg with a layer of Modge Podge. Yes, this is messy.
Simple Easter Craft - How to Decoupage Easter Eggs
  • Paint a layer of Modge Podge on top of the torn pieces of colored tissue paper.  Lay them on in a random pattern and make sure you cover the entire plastic, colored Easter egg.
  • Allow it to dry completely and display.

Simple Easter Craft - How to Decoupage Easter Eggs

If you want to let the base color of the plastic Easter egg come through, use only white tissue paper to decoupage with.  This will mute the bright neon color of the egg and allow it to be all one color. If you want a stained glass look, use a variety of different colors to decoupage your plastic Easter eggs.

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  1. What a great idea to reuse those things - I have so many sitting around, now I can make them worth being displayed!! Thanks Ellen! Pinned & Tweeted!
  2. Rose Powell says
    Very cute, I wanted to get some plastic eggs for Isabella to decoupage of her own, she loves these kinds of projects!
  3. Mag@GirlyCreation says
    This is awesome. I like it to be simple and with characters. My young kids can make some themselves too. Pin and tweet tonight afterwork. Thanks.
  4. One Southern Girl says
    I just saw some decoupage eggs earlier today... they had used newsprint and colored twine for a more rustic egg. Might have to look for some plastic eggs after Easter and try making some.
  5. Mary @raising dick and Jane says
    Great idea!!!
  6. cute! I have tons of plastic eggs and my kids would have a blast with this!
  7. This is great. We may add this to out list of ones to try :-)
  8. Good idea! The decoupage makes the plastic eggs more grown-up, and really suitable to use as decorations.
  9. Very cool/neat idea. Never heard of Modge Podge.
  10. Those are so cute! Great idea. :)
  11. Looks like fun!
  12. Deborah H. Bateman says
    Thanks for sharing this idea. I think my grandchildren would love this project and it makes the eggs more interesting to put in a basket for decoration than just the plain plastic eggs. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out some of my family favorite recipes at: Blessings, Deborah H. Bateman-Author
  13. Mike Carlson says
    This is one lovely idea.  I've got some extra colored papers here as well that will be useful.
  14. Great idea! These in my trifle bowl could make a nice centerpiece.
  15. Oooo! Now I must try my hand at decoupage. These eggs are so darn pretty.
  16. Ooooh great idea! It looks like it would be a good alternative to making artificially dyed eggs, which is a win in my book :)
  17. I love this! Pinned it for next year to work on with my little one who will be 3! 
  18. Rebecca E. Parsons says
    I am determined to make some of these this year. I want some music tissue!!! Thanks for reminding me.
  19. At our family Easter egg hunt last year, we found some eggs that had been decoupaged. I didn't know how to do it then. We may make some like these this year!
  20. Mel {MamaBuzz} says
    These are really cute, Ellen! And who doesn't love to decoupage? Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!:)
    • Ellen Christian says
      Thanks, Mel! I love decoupage.  I love the variety but I really want to find some different papers too.
  21. What a fun craft that even the kids can do.  How cute nestled in a basket of grass.  
  22. Tonya Staab says
    I swear those plastic eggs are multiplying in my garage. Great way to re-purpose them.
  23. Really cute idea! 
  24. susan nichols says
    I did this using pretty napkin and put fine glitter on them when they were still we, add a little loop of ribbon to the top with glue to hang! Very pretty and fun
  25. What a perfect craft idea to do with my grand babies. We did big paper hearts with glue & tissue and they loved it. No doubt they'll like this even better!
  26. Burlap and Sawdust says
    I always have these laying around. Great idea!


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