We’ve been Playmobil Playologists for the last few years and my children absolutely love receiving Playmobil eggs for Easter. They receive plenty of chocolate eggs from friends and family so these plastic eggs and toys are a great alternative.
This year they were sent two of the Playmobil Eggs. There are 4 different toys available, each in a different coloured plastic shell. Little Sis received the Mermaid with Seahorses and Big Brother the Soccer Player with Goal.
Both eggs contained lots of pieces so you need to build the toys. Neither took very long to put together and each toy stands alone, but can also be added to other Playmobil collections for more fun.
All the eggs are priced £6.99 which I think represent good value. The only thing I don’t like about is that there is no surprise element. The cardboard packaging shows which toy is in the egg.
Find out more on the Playmobil website.
You may be interested in some of our other Playmobil posts:
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Playmobil 123 Wading set
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Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar
Playmobil Pirates Treasure Cove advent calendar
Playmobil Advent Calendar Fire Rescue Operation with Card Game
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.
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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!