Simple Easter Craft: How to Decoupage Plastic Eggs

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 - 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. 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.

Simple Easter Craft: How to Decoupage Plastic Easter Eggs

Materials

Simple Easter Craft - How to Decoupage Easter Eggs
How do you Mod Podge 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

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.

Simple Easter craft

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. 

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.

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49 thoughts on “Simple Easter Craft: How to Decoupage Plastic Eggs”

  1. 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!
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  2. 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
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  3. These are really cute, Ellen! And who doesn't love to decoupage? Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!:)
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  4. 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!
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  5. Ooooh great idea! It looks like it would be a good alternative to making artificially dyed eggs, which is a win in my book :)
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  6. 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: http://debroah-bateman.blogspot.com Blessings, Deborah H. Bateman-Author
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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.
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  9. Very cute, I wanted to get some plastic eggs for Isabella to decoupage of her own, she loves these kinds of projects!
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  10. 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!
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