Plastic Egg Teacups

The Easter bunny has come and gone. Now, what do you do with all of those plastic eggs?

Your kids may still be enjoying all of the goodies hidden inside each brightly colored plastic egg-shaped vessel of happiness. I know my girl has already gone through a good number of them revealing some of her favorite candy, and leaving the empties scattered around the house. I usually save most of the plastic eggs to reuse next year, but it is always fun to get crafty with some of them.

Jellybean tea, anyone?

plastic easter egg teacups

I picked some of the most colorful leftover plastic eggs and separated them from their bottoms, using the taller ends. Then I grabbed some large colorful buttons, and some small colored circle foam beads.

leftover plastic and button craft supplies

The rest was simply using my glue gun to attach each plastic teacup half onto its button base, and cutting a foam bead in half to create a cute little handle.

Leftover Plastic Egg craft idea @clubchicacircle

I used buttons that had a natural rounded divot or raised edge to hold the bottom of the egg nicely. A little fancy glue gun action, and these teenie egg teacups were done.

Plastic Easter Egg Teacups Craft Idea

Do you save your plastic eggs for the next year? or do you recycle them? Why not have a little crafty fun and re-imagine them in a new way.

Plastic egg craft idea for kids

Share your ideas of how you reuse plastic eggs in the comments below. = )

Happy crafting!


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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  2 comments for “Plastic Egg Teacups

  1. May 5, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Carmen! Have fun crafting!

  2. May 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    So funny! Thanks for the comment Valerie.

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