The lack of cheap, plastic Easter eggs in india gave me a good excuse to sew up some fun, fabric Easter eggs this year! I sewed these eggs by hand from scraps of fabric I had lying around from other projects, and stuffed the with polyfill I also already had, so this Easter craft was basically free!
I used a free, printable pattern for Secret Pocket Eggs from Sew Mama Sew. See the little pocket? Perfect for hiding a small treat inside. Here's another free fabric egg pattern I looked at as well.
Here are the fabric eggs I made last Easter. The eggs look a lot better when sewn on a sewing machine!
When the kids aren't playing with the eggs, or having pretend Easter egg hunts, they are displayed in a recycled bird's nest we made. A fun homemade Easter decoration and toy in one!
I knew I saw this recycled bird's nest craft somewhere online, but I couldn't remember where until after we tried it. We glued strips of a recycled paper bag onto the top of a balloon, then popped the balloon when it dried. I recommend trying the plastic wrap method shown at Alpha Mom because, I had to peel the balloon pieces off the inside of our bird's nest.
Rachelle Doorley says
Hi Susie, I’ve been planning on setting up some papier mache projects, and this bird nest may be just the thing. And those eggs are fabulous! You are so resourceful!
LOVE IT!! they are so cute. And I am currently trying to reduce the “useless” use of plastic around the house with more eco-friendly items. This is a great spring break craft to do with my kids.