Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Easter Egg Upcycle

Every year after Easter, I go through our plastic eggs, removing broken or unmatched pieces. While they could easily go in the recycle bin, I remembered my daughter wearing them on her nose as a baby by holding the shell in her mouth. Not willing to carry an egg in my teeth all the time, I strung up the orphaned pieces to make costume noses.

You will need:

  • Smaller hole punch
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Scissors
  • 24-36 inches of yarn (or the elastic that ties new shoes together works great!)
  • Optional - craft paint and brushes

1) Use scissors to snip any plastic nubs or rough spots.

b) Punch two holes in half of an egg, equally spaced apart. If you need to widen the hole a little, punch another hole that overlaps the first one.

 3rd) You can use a needle if you want, but I just twisted the end tightly, added some saliva and threaded that puppy through. Tie at least two square knots, close to the ends, so it doesn't slip through the holes. Repeat for the other side.

IV) Snip your yarn circle in half. If you use the elastic, you won't need as much length and can keep it intact so it just stretches around your noodle (I prefer this).

Z) Add some painted noses and whiskers for extra fun or just wear it plain. You get bonus oxygen if your eggs have the little holes already in the bottom too. Enjoy! ~ OP

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