Unicorns are all the rage right now. It’s like getting part of my childhood back with all these bright colors and unicorns like we had in the ’90s. To celebrate the trend, I created adorable Plastic Easter Egg Unicorns to hide with the “average” eggs for your Easter egg hunts!
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These Plastic Unicorn Easter Eggs don’t take too long to make and you can fill them with all sorts of fun items. Make them stand out from the rest of the eggs with unique and exciting goodies!
For my unicorns, I kept them incredibly simple, but you can always add little paper or craft foam ears to make them look even more like unicorns, leave out the googly eyes and instead draw those cute closed eyes with a few eyelashes, and add some itty bitty fabric flowers near the horn!
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First and foremost, you will need to make the horns. These days you can probably purchase them, but I made my own using white play dough (you can also use clay–anything that will dry out and harden–air dry clay is perfect!).
Roll/twist them into a cone shape with your hands until they look spiraled like a unicorn horn. I made several extras so I could choose my favorites. Make them a size that goes with the plastic eggs you will be using. I used various sizes, so I made unicorn horns in big and small.
Set the finished horns on a piece of parchment paper on a pan. Let them air dry until they are completely dry. Overnight works best. If you are using a type of clay that can be baked (I baked the play dough just a bit), you can stick them in an oven at a very low temperature for just a few minutes to speed up the process then wait for them to cool, but I recommend just preparing them the night before.
Once your horns are ready, grab two plastic eggs that are the same size in colors that go well together.
Mix them up! Each egg you create should have the bottom of one color and the top of another.
Glue on the googly eyes or use a permanent marker to draw eyes on the top section of your Plastic Unicorn Easter Egg. Then draw nostrils on the bottom half of the egg (the short end).
Using a pretty nail polish color, carefully paint your unicorn horns. You may need to do one side at a time so you don’t have any smudges, unless you can get the horns to stand up. Let them dry completely.
While the paint on the unicorn horns is drying, make the colorful mane. I used rainbow yarn and cut it into a bunch of strips between 2 and 3 inches long. Use the longer strip for the center piece.
Tie each yarn piece onto the longer piece of yarn in any color order you want, keeping them fairly close together until you are happy with how thick the mane looks. You can do this any way you want.
Glue the unicorn horn onto the top of the Unicorn Easter Egg. My first one I did it directly on the top, but I’d recommend putting it more towards the front/above the eyes as opposed to directly on the top.
Now attach the yarn mane around it, taking care to not glue past the top half of the plastic egg (you still want to be able to open it).
Once everything is completely dried, fill the eggs! I used various sizes so I could choose several different items to fill inside. I added some foil confetti so they’d be even more spectacular to open!
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