DIY Oven Bake Clay Eggs

DIY oven bake clay eggs - Henry Happened

Have you started a garden yet this year? I made these clay egg planters to grow wheat grass in my kitchen windowsill. My green thumb only extends to herbs but I still want to grow something green. And nothing says spring to me like the bright green of wheat grass. But since my seeds were far from sprouting I transplanted some parsley and rosemary to give you an idea of how these look as little planters. I love them!
DIY Clay Egg Bowls Before the clay eggs become planters, they make perfect candy holders for Easter baskets. Or as place settings! I’m going to use them for my Easter brunch to hold colorful jelly beans.

How to make clay eggs for Easter

how to make clay eggs
To make your own clay eggs, you will need:

1. Oven bake clay

2. Plastic Easter eggs

3. Knife and oven


1. Roll out a piece of clay to about a 1/4 inch thicknesss. You want it big enough to just about cover a plastic egg.

2. Fold the clay over a plastic egg and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to harden up a bit. If it’s too soft, it’s hard to shape.

3. Take a knife and carve the open edge of the egg. Bake – with the plastic egg still inside – according to package directions. Yep, I baked a plastic egg. And it was fine. No melting at all!

4. When the clay is cool, cut into the plastic egg and gently pull it out. You’ll need to gently twist and turn until it loosens from the clay.

5. If you make any cracks in the clay when removing the egg, you can patch it over with a thin piece of clay and bake again.

Clay Herb Planters

All crafts seem to come down to clay or embroidery thread – so if you have those you’ll be a happy crafter! What would you plant in these little eggs?

Clay Candy Eggs

But then again I may keep them full of jelly beans all year round. You can’t go wrong with colorful candies, right?


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  1. Rebecca Burns says

    SUPER cute for small herbs/plants…but I would definately use only as small planters unless you make sure you use food safe clay or sealers. The basic type you buy at craft stores while stating they are non-toxic, are not recommended for use as food serving.

    • gerbermom says

      Oh no Lorene! How long did you bake them? Did you let them cool before taking out the egg? Yes, you definitely have to be gentle with it but I’m wondering if maybe you had a different type of clay?

      • says

        hey there, just wondering which type of oven bake clay you used? i LOVE these and making today if time!? we only have polymer clay sculpey 111 ?? will that do???
        thanks for sharing these theyre best ive seen yet!

  2. says

    This is so simple and adorable! Love seeing them as planters! I’m definitely going to have to make these! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Lorraine Odell says

    I don’t want to rain on the parade – but you should definitely be checking the manufacturer’s information with your clay before using these to hold food items that might be eaten. Most oven-bake clays are polymer based, and as such are not recommended to come in contact with food as they can and will leach plasticizers into it.

  4. says

    LOVE! So cute and with wheatgrass!!! Love love love, totally doing this! I want to share this and your list of DIY necklaces this weekend on my blog. Can’t wait to have a house and start making all your cute stuff!


    P.S. Do you like wheatgrass shots? I love them!

  5. says

    Oh my, you are the coolest! I would “plant” jellybeans and when those were out of season I would grow skittles :) I just love your blog and all your diy’s, your keeping me busy! Michelle

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