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Plastic Egg Crafts for Preschool

Great plastic egg crafts for preschool will recycle those fake Easter eggs. You can make all sorts of cute little critters. We’ve made a little bug and there’s a sweet little frog we created for our friend Alex at Kindergarten Connections.

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These little critters can be used simply as a toy or decoration; or you can fill them with a tiny treat for the kids to find. 

It’s a great way to re-use those plastic Easter eggs after the holidays – but still keep the fun! Kids love them! They like to roll them down hills or keep them as a pet. 

How to Make a Buggy Egg Treat Holder from Plastic Eggs

All you need for plastic egg crafts for Easter. 

Craft Supplies:

  • Plastic Eggs (from Easter)
  • Pipe cleaners (white)
  • Craft Foam (white)
  • Googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Age Range:

  • 3 years and up (cutting assistance for the younger crafters)

Time to Complete:

  • 15-20 minutes

Step #1:

Cut a white pipe cleaner in half. Glue each half on the side of your plastic egg where the hinge is located. Glue one on each side of the hinge. 

Step #2:

Bend each side of the pipe cleaners so you have four even legs and your bug can stand up. 

Step #3:

Grab your white craft foam. Cut out two equal pieces – the shape is like a tear drop. These will be your bugs wings. Set them aside for a minute

Step #4:

Take your black marker and draw some spots all over your egg. 

Step #5:

Glue the wings on the opposite side of the egg from your legs (pipe cleaners).

Step #6

Glue your googly eyes onto the bottom of the egg. This is the large end of the egg.  Add a smile with a black marker.

Now our little buggy egg is already for display. If he is going to be a treat holder just open him up and add in a little candy. 


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More Preschool Spring Crafts:

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Easter Crafts for Preschool Kids – some great ideas for crafts for 3 year olds

Counting Cups: This simple craft will help you teach the little ones how to count.

Paper Clock: Another fun craft that has the ability to teach the preschoolers how to tell time.

We have a ton of great crafts geared to the littlest of the littles.

Be sure to pop over to Kindergarten Connection to see more of our plastic egg crafts.

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