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Earth Day Craft: How to Make Easter Egg Cups

Updated on October 15, 2015
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Peachpurple loves to spend some time to handmade greeting cards and gifts at home. She always reduce trash by reusing them.

Easter Egg Cups with Empty Egg Shells
Easter Egg Cups with Empty Egg Shells | Source

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Easter Day is fast approaching, 31st March 2013 for this year. A weekend holiday for all. It is a special day where Christians all over the world celebrate the day when Jesus Christ rose from the dead, 3 days after he died on Good Friday.

Since Easter Day definitely falls on Sunday, most people would either head to the church to attend the Easter Sunday mass or join some Easter Day fun activities held in churches, community centers or even at home.

If you prefer to stay at home after the Easter Sunday mass, you could use some spare time to make Easter Egg cups with your kids. Recycle and reuse the materials that can be found at home.

In addition, you can make these egg crafts any day at any time for your kids as desk decorations or a gift for Birthdays, Teachers Day or Children's Day.

Don't discard the eggs after use !

Empty egg shells on the egg tray
Empty egg shells on the egg tray | Source

How to Make Easter Egg Cups

Here, I had purposely kept a few empty eggshells from my previous cooking sessions for this Easter Day craft. I decided to turn them into beautiful craft decoration on the table for the kids. The steps to make the Easter Egg Cups are similar to blog.paper-source.com but I had changed the original measurements to 2.5" x 11" for the grass egg cups as my empty eggs seem to be quite big for the original measurement to hold on. Each eggs fit in well in these Easter Egg Cups and do look adorable.

As for the grass cups, use those green color construction papers that you have in hand. You could mix them with yellow and green color if the papers are not long enough. Just tape them together at each end and snip off the top portion in "W" shape which resemble the grass shape. Roll the grass paper around the empty eggshell to form a cup. Lastly, use glue or double-sided tape to stick the ends together. I prefer to use the double-sided tape because it sticks firmly.

Unfortunately, the Easter craft didn't last long enough to reach Easter Day. My son had dropped and broken the empty egg shells while trying to "Show-Off" his handmade craft to his sister. Luckily I had taken some photos of the Easter Egg Cups before the eggs were damaged. Guess I have to crack a few more eggs today to make my son smile again.

Here's wishing all hubbers a "Happy Easter Day" and happy crafting!

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the basic tools you need to prepare
the basic tools you need to prepare | Source

Materials To Prepare:

Green construction paper to make the grass paper cups

Some empty egg shells to decorate

Double-sided tape to stick the paper grass together

Pencil to draw the grass shapes

a pair of scissors to cut the grass paper

How to Remove Egg Yolk and Whites from An Egg

wash the eggs cleanly
wash the eggs cleanly | Source
Use the tip of a stainless steel teaspoon to make a little crack
Use the tip of a stainless steel teaspoon to make a little crack | Source
make sure the hole is sufficient for the egg yolk to slip out
make sure the hole is sufficient for the egg yolk to slip out | Source
wash the empty egg shell
wash the empty egg shell | Source
Dry the empty egg shell under the sun
Dry the empty egg shell under the sun | Source
Draw out the line
Draw out the line | Source

Step 1

Measure the green construction paper approximately 2.5" x 11" ( height x length). If you do not have enough green construction papers, you could mix them with yellow papers instead. Just tape the ends of both papers together and cut the required measurement.

draw the grass shapes
draw the grass shapes | Source

Step 2

Fold the paper into half so that you don't have to draw lengthy grass shapes and take a longer time to cut out the grass shape. Once you have fold it into half, use the pencil to draw the grass shape in "W" form. Make the grass waves big and small to show the different height of the grass.

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Step 3

Hold onto the paper and turn it downwards to you ( the "W" shape facing towards you). Use a pair of scissors to cut out the grass shape. It doesn't matter whether the cuttings are out of the pencil drawing.

cut out grass strip
cut out grass strip | Source
Coil the egg with the grass strip of paper
Coil the egg with the grass strip of paper | Source

Step 4

Open up the grass strip of paper. Hold an empty egg shell and loosely coil the green paper around the end of the egg. Do not coil too tight or too loose. Just coil sufficient space for the egg to fit nicely inside the grass egg cup.

Keep the egg warm in the egg cup
Keep the egg warm in the egg cup | Source

Step 5

Next, cut out a small piece of double-sided tape to paste the inner strip of grass with the outer layer. Put the dried egg shell into the grass egg cup lightly. It should snugly nicely. Make two or more egg cups to decorate your kids' desk or dining table.

Final Masterpiece !

Cute egg grassy cups
Cute egg grassy cups | Source

© 2013 peachy

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Very nice and well explained and good step by step pictures!

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      Dil Vil 3 years ago from India

      Great hub! well written and it is very beautiful.

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      Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Cute idea!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @annie

      Thanks for your comments. greatly appreciated.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @my cook book

      thanks for dropping by.

      @kidscraft

      thanks for yr comments. Glad that the photos were helpful

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      Celeste Wilson 3 years ago

      Very cute, I think this could be a nice Christmas craft too. The grass could just be snow and a festive hat could finish it off. I love recycling. Thank you for sparking my imagination.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Very good imagination you have here. Hope to see your hub with the snowy grass. Thanks for reading.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A lovely idea for Easter egg cups if only I had seen it before thanks for sharing this hub

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Sorry to hear that. You can still make them for table decorations. I did that even after Easter day. Best of luck!!

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      Karen Robiscoe 3 years ago from California

      An amazing step by step. I adore the photos--I am a big visual gal--and your technique is simple and elegant all at once. Glad you got the shots before the Humpty Dumpty incident..;)

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @charrons

      Yeah, was I glad that I had taken the photos before humpty dumpty came by. Anyway, I broke more eggs and let him do the crayon coloring on the eggs, he was smiling again

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      bakingSense 2 years ago from Vaughan, Canada

      very cute, great idea!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      hi bakingsense

      thanks, i hope you will make more egg cups

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      This is the kind of crafty thing I miss doing with my kids, who are all adults now. Those of cute egg cups to make for Easter decorations, and to get kids involved.

      Voted up! Pinned to "@ Crafts , DIY, Unlimited Life Hacks, And Family Health Issues".

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      colorfulone

      thanks for your pins. Yeah when kids are grown up, you just missed the fun. Maybe for your grand kids?

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Cute idea for Easter decorations. When I was a child we dried cracked eggshells; painted them and hung them on some bare tree branches in our house. It was pretty. Film was expensive back then and we never took pictures of such things but it resides in my memory. :) Pinning to my craft ideas board.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Peggy W

      thanks for your pins, i will be making more egg shell craft, had been keeping empty egg shells now

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      A great idea for Easter. Get the kids involved so everyone helps and maybe somebody could use the Smart phone to video record it to play back on future Easter holidays.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Au fait

      thanks, kids need to make some craft for creativity and understand what easter is all about

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      I found this just in time for our upcoming Easter activities. The kids at church will enjoy this project and will have a treasure to keep as well

      thanks for sharing.

      Pinning sharing and voted up +++

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Here you have an evergreen hub for Easter. The cups are lovely. Kids love making things for holidays and as your son proved, they like showing them off. Your instructions are easy to follow too!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Diana Abrahamson 7 months ago from t Francis Bay

      Love these Easter Egg cups ..so simple and yet effective!

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      peachy 7 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@dianaabrahamson

      thanks very much, good to know that egg shells are useful in many ways

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