With Easter comes an abundance of sweets, treats, and plastic eggs! While the goodies are easy to handle, every year I am left to wonder... what can I do with all of these eggs!? This year I am prepared with a slew of fun ideas for repurposing plastic Easter eggs and I can't wait to share these ideas with you!
This is such an easy idea! If you have always wanted a tiny herb garden, grab your hot glue gun and a few plastic eggs! Open the egg and glue the ends together, so that they resemble a chalice. Fill with potting soil and plant a seed!
Spiders, Fireflies, and Monsters, Oh My!
Paint an egg black, give it a few eyes, and glue 8 black pipe cleaners on! There you have an awesome Easter Egg Spider to crawl in and save the day when those spring showers hit! Add a glow stick and paint on a face, glue on a few pipe cleaners for legs and wings and you have a fun evening craft to light up your yard and heart! With a few eyes and pipe cleaners, and a little imagination, a plastic egg can easily become a monster
to inspire hours of dramatic play!
Tea Light Holders
If we go back to the mini planter idea mentioned above and glue the ends together chalice style, we have a cute little tea light holder! These are great for outdoor parties in the spring! Decorate with paint, sharpies or washi tape for an eye-catching addition to the scene at your next spring soiree!
By gluing a button on the bottom of half of a plastic egg, and a pipe cleaner for a handle, you now have a super sweet tea cup! Make a few and surprise your little one with a tea party for a sweet afternoon dramatic play session!
Make a Set of Maracas
With 2 plastic spoons, a plastic egg, a handful of rice or dry beans and some washi or colorful duct tape, you can make a fun instrument for the kids to shake out a tune with! For variety make a few and fill them with different materials. Rice, Dry Beans, Small pebbles, dry pasta, or few buttons are fun ways to make different sounds! Add a set of rhythm scarves
for a musical play set that your kids will turn to time and time again!
If you have a fun idea for a way to upcycle plastic eggs please leave a comment to inspire our egg-cellent projects!