What do you do with left over plastic eggs and some buttons? Make some tea cups suitable for A Mad Tea-Party of course. I wish I could claim this project my own but I saw a couple of Pinterest, like this one and knew my children would love it. This is a great project for using up left over plastic egg shells from Easter.
Equipment needed to make the Mad hatter’s tea cups
Plastic egg shells
Selection of large plastic buttons
Hot glue gun
How to make Mad hatter’s tea cups
This was a quick and easy craft. I chose suitably large buttons for the egg shells to rest on.
Some of the plastic eggs had flat bottoms and some were round so I made sure I picked a mixture of buttons to accommodate this.
I added a dab of hot glue to the button and placed the egg shell on. Then left them upside down to dry. You could use a glue dot if you don’t have a glue gun, which would make this a little more child friendly.
Once the tea cups had dried we decorated them with stickers and marker pens. My daughter had fun setting up a tea party for her dolls and they are perfect for helping celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland this year.
Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday
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
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