Mar 202016

Easy Paper Plate Easter Egg Craft

If there is one thing that I remember from my childhood, it’s that my parents house was always decorated for every holiday imaginable.  Not only did my mom put out decorations she bought from Bradlees (remember Bradlees??), but she would always put my sister, brother and me to work crafting homemade decorations.  As a child I loved making Easter eggs out of paper plates and now that I have my own kids, they love making them, too.  They are incredibly easy to make and I love that they help bring out the kids creativity!  Plus, it’s pretty cool to walk into my house and see these cute Easter eggs everywhere.

Here’s what you need to make your paper plate eggs:

  • Paper plate platter
  • Green, blue, pink, and yellow craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Plastic eggs

Here’s what you do:

1. Squirt a little of each color paint onto a separate plate or scrap paper.

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2. Turn your paper plate platter over to the back side.
3. Open your plastic eggs up.  You are going to use the circle part as a stamp, so just take the half of the egg and begin dabbing it into the paint.
4. Now that your plastic egg has paint on it, begin stamping it onto the paper plate starting in the middle.

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5. Use your paint brush to make stripes, zigzags, and polka dots! Be sure to let your creativity flow when decorating your eggs.  The more creative, the better!

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6. Be sure to let your plates dry completely.  Once they are all dry, hang them up and display them for Easter!

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If you’re looking for an easy Easter craft to do with the kids, this is it.  Not only are they easy to make, the kids can get as creative as they want with them.

  131 Responses to “Paper Plate Easter Egg Craft”

  1. Looks easy and totally came out great! Got to try soon here now 😉

  2. What a cute idea! It looks pretty simple too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. What a wonderful idea! This is so clever, i never thought about how perfect a plate is for eggs! Perfect for Easter!

  4. My grandmother always decorated for every holiday too. I also remember at Christmas she would make cute ornaments for our classrooms. This is such a cute idea. I love how easy it is to do with a toddler! Thanks for sharing we will be doing this tomorrow.

  5. such a cool and easy craft love how decorative and fun they look
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  6. Very creative! How did you come up with this idea?

  7. This is super cute! I’m definitely hitting the party supply store first thing tomorrow to get the plates to do this. My kids will love it.

  8. This will be a fun craft activity for my niece and nephew! So easy, yet so fun!

  9. What a creative idea. Im thinking we could string them up over the table for Easter dinner!

  10. This is something that I can definitely use. It looks pretty easy and we have all the materials.

  11. Wow these are super cute! I love them they would be totally great for a daycare or kindergarten class even!

  12. Aww so fun and easy! I’ll try it out with Lil Pumpkin this weekend. Thanks for the idea 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  13. That is really cute and the gray thing about it is that they’re all going to be unique. No two will ever look alike.

  14. You can’t get easier than that! Kids can be creative with it too!

  15. Oh my gosh, that is such a super cute craft for Easter. I love that they can personalize their plates, and even use them to save their spot at the table! The bright colors and shape are perfect!

  16. I LOVE this idea. Something to keep the kiddos occupied while dinner is cooking!

  17. A fun idea! If the weather was warm enough and not rainy they would be fun to hang outside too.

  18. This is completely adorable! If my step kids were younger, I’d be all over this 🙂

  19. This is such a cute idea! I wish I was creative like you are.

  20. What a cute and easy Easter craft. I always loved doing things like this with the kids when they were little.

  21. What an adorable Easter craft idea! This will be much easier for little hands to do instead of using real eggs!

    Jasmine /

  22. I totally love this! It is so cute! I have to watch a little girl this weekend and this would be the perfect little project to do with her.

  23. What an adorable paper plate Easter craft! I am going to share this with my fb followers.

  24. A great idea for the boys for spring break. They do love painting.

  25. How cute! This is something the girls will enjoy doing. They love playing with paints and they are so excited about Easter.

  26. Simple and easy. Love it! Kids love to paint and this is a fantastic way to let them and have cute decorations when they are done.

  27. This is completely adorable! Who’d ever think to make this with a simple plate.

  28. these are so cute! Pinning to my Easter ideas!

  29. My son would enjoy this craft! Thanks for sharing.
    -born and raised in MA

  30. Such a cute, fun and easy Easter craft to do with the kiddos!! I love the simplicity of it and it turned out great!

  31. I’m not really sure how it got to be Easter already! This is such a cute project and since I’m behind I’m grateful I have the supplies on hand.

  32. I don’t celebrate Easter, but I love this craft. I think is so fun and a great activity to do with the kids.

  33. That’s a great idea. I never thought of doing that. I need to get my Easter decorations out!

  34. Now this is super cute. I love how simple it is and how not-messy it is. LOL. Thanks so much for sharing.

  35. What a fun idea! Not only fun but easy–a win-win!

  36. What a simple, yet creative craft!! This would be great for my JK daugther! She loves doing things like that!

  37. These are too cute!! Jett would love to do this!

  38. How cute are these?! It’s such a simple, yet colorful (and fun!) craft!

  39. What a great craft for little ones. That’s really cute. I need to do more craft like things with my littlest. I haven’t done a lot of that with him.

  40. This is adorable !! Me and the kids will definitely be doing this !

  41. This looks like so much fun. I definitely have plenty of paint and ribbons, the kids will have a blast!

  42. That is a very cute and very creative craft idea!

  43. What an amazing and easy craft to make up!!! I can’t believe it is time for Easter already.

  44. What a cute project. I like things that are quick and simple

  45. This is a totally fun idea and great for kids of all ages. I would not mind making one myself!

  46. That is so cute and simple! I am not a crafty person but I am pretty sure even I could pull this off!

  47. These are so absolutely cute! What a great idea to use a paper platter to look like an egg!

  48. This is a clever craft – I would have never thought that a paper plate would make an ideal platform for an Easter egg craft. Love all of the possibilities!

  49. I’m artistaclly challenged and I think even I could make this. My 6 year old son would be so impressed.

  50. This is such a creative plate craft. My daughter would love to make this craft.

  51. What a fun and easy craft for the kids to do. They can get quite creative with this.

  52. This would be a fun craft for my kiddos. We love crafts at our house!

  53. I love this idea! So much easier than painting real eggs. A must try for my 2 & 4 year old!

  54. That’s so easy! I love that any child will be able to do this, even toddlers. It’s going to make decorating super fun this Easter!

  55. This looks like a great craft. I want to get more decorations up for Easter.

  56. These are adorable. I’ll have to try this craft with my kids. My youngest loves to paint.

  57. I wish I had littles to do this with…. looks like I’ll be borrowing my neighbor kid again to do a fun craft!

  58. So cute!! Such an easy crafts for kids to do at home while on Spring break!!

  59. Such a cute idea. Although I am not crafty, I am tempted to get a little crafty.

  60. This looks fun and awesome idea. Great for kids indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  61. Looks fun to prepare and I love the color choices! Happy Easter! 🙂

  62. I love that these are easy enough for my son to do, too!

  63. Super cute! I have the week off so I’ve got time to fill up with fun activities like this one. The kids & I will have a blast.

  64. its looks so simple, this will make a perfect idea to do on this easter with my little cousins!

  65. This is so cute for kids! I miss making fun and simple crafts like this with them!

  66. oh my goodness this is such an adorable idea! i love finding fun family friendly crafts and this one is so fabulous! I cannot wait to do this

  67. Those are super cute! I will have to make some with my kids this year!

  68. I like this, it’s quick easy but a lot of fun. The kids are on Spring Break so maybe we’ll give it a go.

  69. Such a creative ideas. I bet my kids would love this

  70. What a great craft! This is a great one to do with the kiddos!

  71. What a fun ideas! I’m sure kids would love it.

  72. im imaging this as a very nice and fun crafts and activity for family when preparing for holidays!

  73. What a fun idea. It’s simple and kids will love it which is a win for moms and teachers.

  74. SO creative and cute! Really perfect for Easter. Thank you for this.

  75. This is so great! The designs are all cute and creative. I love making DIY things, and i know kids would love to help making them. It’ll captured them because of the colors and designs.

  76. This is such a cute idea. I love that the kids can make them however they want and be creative.

  77. This is cheering me up! I am having a rough day and seeing this colour makes me feel better x

  78. This is really cool and fun idea! Never thought that paper plate could be a easter egg craft. You rock!

  79. These are such fun and look so colourful. What a great idea. I’ll have to try this with the kids.

  80. This is so cute! My son would have so much making this!

  81. Oh so cute! What a fun craft for the littles. I think my 4 year old would especially love this as he and my 2 year old are super excited about Easter. It’s all they keep talking about!

  82. My kids are too old for Easter decorating now, so I guess I’ll have to wait a few years for the grandkids to come along.

  83. Cute and easy Easter craft. I know plenty of daycares that would love this idea.

  84. Thgat is very creative. I bet it was fun to do too. MY little helpers would love to do that!

  85. This is so cute! I would NEVER have thought to use a plastic egg for something like this craft!

  86. This is such a cute craft idea. I will have to try this with my friends kids when they come over tomorrow.

  87. I love doing crafts with my kids. I will have to get some plates so i can do this one for Easter.

  88. Creative indeed, not to mention, it turned out really cute. Love how colorful it is too!

  89. This looks like something that my three year old can do! He’d love to!

  90. Nice set of directions.
    My niece would love to make this Easter special item.

  91. This is adorable, I’ve been looking for some things to do with the boychild.

  92. This is so much easier than I expected it to be! Super cute and definitely something to teach the kids!

  93. This looks like a perfect activity for kids. So easy and simple and I am sure many people have the majority if not all of these materials on hand! Will definitely be trying this one!

  94. This would have been perfect when I was a preschool teacher…so since I’m not, I’m sharing this on social media for my friends who still are! I’m also suggesting it to my teens as an activity for them to do with their younger cousins this weekend. 🙂

  95. This is a fun craft my kids would really enjoy. I love paper plate crafts. So economical.

  96. What an awesome craft! And easy! I will need to do this with the kids. I am looking for a few crafts for this week, I am horrible about holiday crafts 🙂

  97. This is adorable! My son would LOVE to make this!!! Thanks for the idea!

  98. This looks like a really cute easter craft!! I remember doing something similar to this when I was in school!!

  99. My 5 yr old just did this craft yesterday. She loves crafts like this. They are so much fun!

  100. What a fun and easy craft idea for Easter. I will have to see if the boys will make this with me!

  101. Omg how cute is this craft?!?! My daughter would have a blast making one of these!!!!!

  102. You are so creative! This is a great idea to do with my nephew !

  103. What a cute idea!! I have been looking for some easy crafts to do with the kids. I also have a ton of paper plates sitting around. This craft is perfect for me!

  104. That is a fun way to craft. Way less messy than the cookies we just did too.

  105. This is such an adorable idea! My kids would love it. I’ll have to see if I can hunt up the box of craft supplies (we moved recently and everything’s a mess) so we can do this!

  106. What a fun craft to do with kids! I’m pretty sure we’ll have a whole lot of fun with this.

  107. Wow you are so popular and deservedly so! Really fun crafts, creative and apt for the season! Great work!

  108. This is simply beautiful & creative & I just love how the colors have mixed up good enough through out the plate. Looks pretty easy to do & I would love to try this one with my kids.

  109. Looks super easy to do nice and cute and fun. I’ll have to do this next year with my sister.

  110. what a fun little craft for the kids to do for easter. they really love those they are quick & easy

  111. What a great and fun alternative to messy egg crafts!

  112. Very cute DIY easter craft! I love the bright colors and design!

  113. I absolutely love this! It came out SO cute!

  114. This is such a cute craft! I think it’s a great way to keep the kiddos busy while getting ready for our cleaning up from Easter dinner.

  115. This is so cute and creative! Love the idea of spending time with kids. Thank you for sharing it with us

  116. I love this idea! I can see my boys having so much fun painting plates. Thanks for the inspiration!

  117. Wow, such a cool idea! My son would really enjoy making it.

  118. I was looking for some easy Easter crafts to do with the kids over the next few days! Especially with the snow!

  119. What a clever idea! I love how easy and affordable this is!

  120. I can see kids having a blast making these decorations! Stringing them together would be a great garland!

  121. I didn’t get the chance to decorate for Easter. I think the only time I ever decorate is for Christmas and that was just the tree. Would be nice though to have some Easter decorations going.

  122. Super cute! I’m definitely going to the party supply store first thing tomorrow to get the plates, I think my son would love to work on it with me!

  123. Oh gosh they are so so cute, what a lovely creative, yet easy idea 🙂 x

  124. I’m going to need to pick up some colorful paint to make a fun spring craft like this with paper plates. We have yet to do something like this before!

  125. Love this. The boychild still had me doing Easter projects. We will try this.

  126. These are so cute! My kids will love making these. We have so many decorations from all the holidays on my walls because I love the cute homemade things my kids made. Thanks for sharing!