Make Lego Easter eggs to give your hunt a fun brick-tastic twist!

Lego Easter Egg Craft: an Easter transformation of plastic eggs that adults and kids can enjoy!

Everything is better with LEGO, or so it goes in our family. If you have kids in your house, you probably understand what I mean. Why, my husband has been a lifelong fan! I, regrettably, only had a couple of sets in my childhood, but I am definitely developing a love for those bricks now.

It has been two years since our son got into LEGO, and we have enjoyed LEGO challenges, LEGO charades, LEGO-themed birthdays, LEGO alphabets, and LEGO-themed habitat lessons.

So for Easter this year, we had to make Lego eggs!

Materials for Making LEGO Easter Eggs

We used plastic eggs to fill them with these small spring-themed Lego sets, but there is no reason why it cannot be done with real eggs if you dye them yellow first. As for the plastic eggs, you’ll be lucky if you can find a bag of yellow ones. I bought four packages of assorted colours and picked all the yellow eggs out. It’s not a big deal, as there’ll be enough treats to go in all the eggs.

The only other things you’ll need are Sharpies. I used the ultra-fine Sharpie markers, but the fine Sharpie Markers can also work. If you like the old-school Lego faces, you won’t need anything but black and red, and those markers are often found in a set. To reproduce a more modern look, I also got a Sakura Gelly pen white marker. Some of the newest Lego faces use a bit of brown, for freckles and beards, but I didn’t have that colour.

How to Make LEGO Easter Eggs

First, look for inspiration! If you don’t have LEGO figurines, search for pictures online. If you have a LEGO collection, you don’t need to go far. It was quite fun sorting through our collection of figurines!

Lego Easter Egg Craft: Lego figurines for inspiration

Most of these guys are from the modern sets. Lego has sure developed a lot of various expressions! While it may be a question whether such detailed expressions really contribute to the yellow guys’ play value, I like the new female looks with light lipsticks and genuine smiles better than the old-school pouty-lipped wenches. My favourite ones are the freckled kids.

Once you have the inspiration, it’s time to draw. To get the proportions right, I first quickly sketched the facial features with a soft pencil, then went over it with markers.

Lego Easter Egg Craft: materials you need

In no time at all, we had a number of Lego expressions in egg form.

Lego Easter Egg Craft: an Easter transformation of plastic eggs that adults and kids can enjoy!

Creating them was so much fun that some of the eggs had two expressions—on the front and on the back. That was our imitation of the double-sided faces that Lego introduced in the 2000s.

Lego Easter Egg Craft: Lego double-sided face

My son was very excited about the Lego eggs, and as soon as they started lining up on the table, he began inventing games to play with them. I thought that some of them were pretty good!

Games to Play with LEGO Eggs

Mix-and-Match Game

If you break plastic eggs in two halves (as it usually doesn’t take long for them to break anyway), then you can mix and match different halves, creating new expressions. This is how I drew these three eggs.

Lego Easter Egg Craft: mix and match game

And this is my son’s customization.

Lego Easter Egg Craft: mix and match game

Matching Eggs to Figurines

Since I used a lot of our Lego guys as models, it was possible to match them to their expressions, scaled-up and egg-shaped. My son enjoyed hiding the Lego guys inside of the eggs when he found a pair.

We talked about what their expressions portray, too. It’s a good exercise for kids learning to understand their emotions and read the moods of other people!

Lego Easter Egg Craft: matching Lego eggs and to Lego figurines

Imaginary Play

There’s hardly a thing that a kid cannot play with if he uses imagination, but my son’s idea of pretending that Lego eggs were a family took an especially sweet turn. First, he found a bigger bunch of eggs. He asked me to draw Mommy and Daddy, then picked a happy-looking egg from the set of little ones and proclaimed that it was him. The last egg went inside of a bigger egg, and he pointed out that it was “a baby inside Mommy”. Then he hastily took “the baby” out, saying it was time to come out!

He seems more than ready to have a new baby in the family. Coming in two months!

According to my son, this is our family portrait. The baby is out, and the big brother is jumping on the roof!

Lego Easter Egg Craft: our family

Come Easter, we’re going to fill these eggs with little Lego sets and go on a Lego hunt!

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Lego Easter Egg Craft: an Easter transformation of plastic eggs that adults and kids can enjoy!