I love to re-use and upcycle the children’s toys. This year we’ve ended up with a few of the large plastic Playmobil Easter eggs and I really wanted to give them a new life. We used a few Playmobil eggs as containers to grow cress in which was fun (and lovely to eat something we had grown ourselves). Today I’m going to show you how to upcycle a Playmobil Easter egg to make simple Easter egg and Marshmallow popcorn – a perfect way to use up leftover Easter eggs!
Ingredients needed to make Easter egg and marshmallow popcorn
- 50g popcorn
- 125g salted butter
- bag of mini Easter eggs
- 100g large marshmallows
How to make Easter egg and marshmallow popcorn
1. Lightly grease the inside of the Playmobil eggs with oil.
2. Place popcorn in a large bowl.
3. In a small saucepan heat the butter and marshmallows over a medium heat. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
4. When the butter and marshmallows have completely melted pour over your popcorn. Stir the mixture to make sure the popcorn is covered. Add the mini Easter eggs and spoon into the Playmobil eggs.
5. Place in the fridge to cool and harden before eating.
The children were really excited to see what we had put inside. They weren’t disappointed!
I have some fun free Peppa Pig Easter printables to share with you today. These are perfect to print out and will keep your children occupied over the long weekend! You will only need simple craft materials (which you probably already have) so feel free to Pin this image and save for later. The four printables are:
Peppa Pig Easter bunting to colour, cut out and hang up
Peppa Pig Easter card to colour
Peppa Pig Easter hat to cut out and glue
Instructions on how to decorate hard-boiled eggs
You can download the free Peppa Pig Easter printables here. It will save in a PDF format ready for you to print out.
Lots more Peppa Pig activities to keep the children busy this holiday can be found on the Peppa Pig website.
More Easter Fun
If you’re looking for more fun Peppa Pig crafts for kids why not try some of these:
Peppa Pig biscuits
How to make a Peppa Pig nose
You may also be interested in some of our Peppa Pig reviews
Peppa Pig Colorino review
Peppa Pig Fun Phonics review
Peppa Pig Holiday Time Sunshine Villa
Our Easter decorations have been looking a little sparse this year. We’ve had fun making Duck Tape Easter Eggs and yesterday made a sweet Easter kinder surprise wreath which I thought I would share. I didn’t come up with myself, I found the idea on Pinterest here and made my own version.
How to make an Easter kinder surprise wreath
It’s super easy and all you need to make the wreath is 14 empty Kinder surprise egg shells. Then comes the fun part, take the lid of one and the base of another and pop them together. Simple! Then connect the lid of the leftover Kinder surprise to another one and so on until you have a complete circle of Kinder Surprise shells.
This is a great recycled craft and I love the Easter kinder surprise wreath on its own. We had enough Kinder Surprise shells to make two wreaths so I spray painted one white. However, it really needed a little something so I found the felt bunnies I made last year.
I used a glue dot to hold a bunny in place at the bottom of each wreath.
I think they look super cute and are a great use for empty Kinder egg shells.