When The Kid and I began decorating for Easter this year, we realized that we had a ton of extra plastic Easter Egg tops and bottoms. Instead of throwing them out, she thought of the cutest idea – making Mickey Mouse Ear Hats for our Disney Easter eggs! You’ll only need a handful of supplies and it’s a great way to upcycle!
Supplies for Mickey Ear Easter Egg Hats
- Plastic Easter egg tops and bottoms
- Unused pencil eraser and dowel rod
- Black craft paint
- Red Craft Paint
- White Craft Paint
- Dotting tool or toothpick
- Black mini pom poms
- Tacky glue
Step 1: Cut down the tops or bottoms of plastic Easter eggs. We just eyeballed it, but you can certainly draw a line around the egg if you want a super clean line.
Step 2: Using black craft paint, paint the outside of the trimmed piece. Allow to dry completely.
Step 3: Using a wood dowel rod from our craft stash, dip into white craft paint and dab onto side of painted, dry egg. Again, use what you already have to make the dot. If you don’t want a bright red dot, you can feel free to skip this step. Let white paint dry.
Step 4: Once the white dot is dry, dip dowel rod into red craft paint and dot the dry white dot until it’s covered. Let dry.
Step 5: Using a clean pencil eraser, dip it into the white paint and create a white dot in the center of the red dot. Let dry.
Step 6: Using a dotting tool or toothpick, make a larger black dot towards the bottom of the inner white dot then add two smaller dots for the Mickey ears. Allow to dry.
Step 7: Once all of the paint is dry, use a tacky glue to add the black pom poms onto the top for the Mickey Ears. We used two different sizes, so it’s all about preference. We tried using traditional white school glue but they slid down the sides.
Step 8: Admire your finished product. They make such a cute additional to any Easter egg but when you give them a Disney theme they’re even cuter.