Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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Are you wondering how to decoupage plastic eggs? 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.
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. After all just because I won’t be using them in an Easter egg hunt this year is no reason that I can’t display them in a pretty basket.
How to decorate plastic eggs
I decorated our plastic eggs by decoupaging them with tissue paper. If you don’t have tissue paper on hand, it’s not a problem. You could easily decoupage them with paper napkins instead. You might want to choose one solid design and one patterned design. Or, use two different solid colors for visual interest.
Or, if you want a different look, you could use newspaper and twine for a more rustic/adult look.
- 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.
- 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.
Tips to decoupage plastic 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. This is a simple Easter craft that really looks cute when you’re done with it.
How to decorate a plastic Easter egg
If you’re looking for a few more ideas, why not try these. There are so many simple Easter crafts out there that will let you turn these eggs into something new rather than throwing them away.
- Check out this easy DIY Easter Wreath
- Make this fun Easter Egg Candle Holder
- Try this cute Egg Garland
- Make a Scrap Wood Plastic Egg Wreath
More simple Easter crafts
If you enjoyed this simple Easter craft, you might want to try a few of these. They are easy enough for younger kids to help or older kids to do themselves.
- How to Dy Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes
- Easy Easter Craft: Washcloth Bunny
- Marble Easter Eggs with Nail Polish
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