Looking for a great way to make breakfast more fun? A low mess way to decorate eggs? Or maybe a super fun craft that doubles as the perfect springy napkin ring? With little more than a block of polymer clay and a marker, you and your kids can make these super fun spring animal egg cups.
One night while scrolling Pinterest I ran across these fab egg cups for purchase and I couldn't get the idea out of my head. I started by creating them out of painted toilet paper roll segments (a great alternative) and soon realized they would be so much cooler if they could last more than one Easter. After rummaging around the craft room I realized I had just the thing: polymer clay. If you're not familiar with this clay, it's awesome! You often find it under the brand names Sculpey or Fimo. It bakes in a low oven creating a hard matte finish. It is technically a type of plastic but it has the look and feel of clay.
DIY Clay Egg Cups
- Polymer clay (one block makes 2 cups)
- Permanent marker
How to make egg cups:
- Knead your clay until it is nice and smooth and easy to work with.
- On a smooth surface roll it until it is about 1/8" thick.
- Using a ruler carefully cut out a 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle.
- Carefully peel up your rectangle and meet the short edges to create a cup shape
- Gently pinch and smooth the joined edge and place the cup on a baking sheet.
- Bake according to package directions. We did our on 275 F for about 30 minutes.
- Once the cups are cool use a permanent marker to draw a simple animal face.
Here's the extra fun part: You can add ears, hats, bows, etc. to the egg that will sit on top. We didn't have any issue using the same marker, but a non-toxic or food safe pen might be a better bet. When I was taking pictures of these cuties I realized that they also make really great napkin rings! How fun would that be on the Easter table?
I started this project on my own, but Jude quickly jumped in and had a blast drawing his bunny face on the cup and workout ears on the egg! Kids always have the best ideas! I see a lot more soft boiled eggs in our future.