What to Make with Polystyrene Easter Eggs – Fabric Mâché

My daughter and I spent a happy hour making fabric mâché baubles at Christmas so it seemed to be a natural progression to do the same at Easter! This time we used polystyrene Easter eggs and raided our fabric stash to make these beauties.

fabcric mâché easter eggs, easy easter craft

They really couldn’t be simpler.

You will need: Polystyrene Easter eggs in various sizes, watered down PVA glue (3 parts glue to one part water), paint brushes, fabric scraps (in one colour or two contrasting colours/shades/patterns seems to work well)

  • Cut the fabric scraps into small pieces
  • Glue the egg and apply the scraps

Making fabric mâché easter eggs - polystyrene egg craft

  • Cover the egg with a final layer of glue to seal in any frayed edges and ensure it all stays put
  • Leave to dry on a sheet of cling film (this comes off if the glue sticks). Rotate them occasionally to make sure they dry all over

We popped them into the fabric mâché bowl we made last week which was inspired by Red Ted Art’s marvellous new craft book.

I love the way the sun shines through the bowl, it is yellow gingham on the outside

easter craft

and Spring lambs on the inside!

fabric bowl craft

If you’d like to get your hands on a copy of Maggy’s new book I have one to giveaway! Details can be found here.

I’m tempted to make lots more fabric eggs and use them to make an Easter wreath. What would you make with polystyrene eggs?


  1. I wish I had craft in me!

    • Eek and ohhhhh, your gravatar is gorgeous! I will teach you to craft, I have a plan. x

  2. Very effective, I hope to try to do these with my boy, thank you!

  3. I really like these and would love to have a go with my son. Would it have to be polystyrene eggs or could you use those small plastic coloured ones (just asking as I have some of those spare!)?

    • I think you could do it with the plastic eggs, you might have to be more patient when applying the fabric as, I’m guessing, it will slip about a bit. Do let me know how you get on – I’m tempted to try them myself!



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