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Pinned it made it – Mad hatter’s tea cups

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.

mad hatters tea cups by the gingerbread house

Equipment needed to make the Mad hatter’s tea cups
Plastic egg shells
Selection of large plastic buttons
Hot glue gun

Mad hatters tea cups equipment

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.

beautiful buttons

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.

alice in wonderland tea cups

Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday

9 Comments

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    Penny Carr
    May 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Genius! I have a pile of plastic eggs left in my kitchen and was wondering what to do with them all. Thank you!

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    Let kids be kids
    May 5, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Aw, such a lovely cute idea. My children would love having tea parties with them.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)
    May 6, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Looks so perfect! Really reminded me of Alice In Wonderland! #letkidsbekids

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    Claire Potter
    May 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Love this idea! I’m a sucker for cute tea cups!

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    Aly
    May 6, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    That is sooo cute! Now I know what to do with those egg shells.Thanks for linking up to the Parenting Pin-It party.

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    Jenny
    May 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I loooove them! What a fab idea to do with eggs! I must do this with some if our plastic eggs! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 xx

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