After Easter is over, put those baskets full of eggs to use with these unsuspected uses for plastic Easter eggs. Upcycle and re-use plastic eggs!
Try one of these craft projects and re-use and upcycle plastic Easter eggs!
Easter is over, and the kids have emptied their eggs from the Easter egg hunt. Now you have a pilw of empty plastic eggs. Do you throw them out? Save them for next year? Before you do that, give one of these creative crafts a try.
Unexpected Uses for Plastic Easter Eggs
1 – Make Shakers or Maracas
Fill an egg half-way with dry popcorn kernels or small dry beans. Tape together with masking tape or decorative washi tape, and you’ve got an instant instrument!
2 – Get Painting
Use plastic eggs, with the rims dipped in (washable) paint, for the little crafters to make a work of art. Roll out butcher paper, and let them go to town! Source: Buggy and Buddy
Another idea: try this rolled egg painting project from Tinker Lab
3 – Get Planting
Bot glue the plastic tops and bottoms together, to make a fun little planter for spring buds. Source: Made with Happy
4 – Make Bath Bombs
Plastic Easter eggs make a perfect mold for homemade bath bombs. Get the full recipe and tutorial from Blitz & Giggles
5 – Wee Wobble
Make these fun Wee Wobblers by placing a bit of play dough in the bottom of the egg. Then decorate with faces.When you tap the egg, it will wobble but not fall down! Source: Parents
6 – Test Your Memory
You can use this free printable from Productive Pete. Otherwise, place small objects (poms, stickers, colorful beads) under the half egg shell for an impromptu matching game.
7 – Feed the Birds
Grab this bird seed ball recipe from Lovilee.
8 – Light a Candle
Make colorful candle holders for taper candles. Perfect for spring tablescapes! Get the full tutorial from A Kalio Chic Life.
9 – Make a Cactus
I just can’t get over how stinkin’ cute these little creation from Craftberry Bush are!
10 – Acorn Christmas Ornaments
Put those old plastic Easter eggs to use, and turn them into beautiful, rustic DIY acorn Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree.