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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!

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!

A note from Aimee: This blog post first appeared on The Crazy Craft Lady in April 2019. It has since been updated to bring you the best, most current creative content.

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

Craft and DIY Ideas for Grown Ups

(keep scrolling for ideas for the kiddos)

1 – Make Bath Bombs

DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Get the full recipe and tutorial from Blitz & Giggles

Plastic Easter eggs make a perfect mold for homemade bath bombs.

2 – Get Planting

Mini Plastic Egg Spring Pots

Source: Made with Happy

Hot glue the plastic tops and bottoms together, to make a fun little planter for spring buds.

3 – Feed the Birds

DIY Bird Seed Eggs

Grab this bird seed ball recipe from Lovilee.

4 – Light a Candle

DIY PLastic Easter Egg Candle Holder Craft

Get the full tutorial from A Kalio Chic Life.

Make colorful candle holders for taper candles. Perfect for spring tablescapes!

5 – Make a Cactus

DIY Easter Egg Cactus Craft

I just can’t get over how stinkin’ cute these little creation from Craftberry Bush are!

6 – Make Christmas Ornaments

Acorn Christmas Ornaments made from Plastic Easter Eggs

Put those old plastic Easter eggs to use, and turn them into beautiful, rustic DIY acorn Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree.

7 – Light it Up

Easter Egg String Lights

Source – Easter Egg Lights from HGTV

8 – Make Acorns to Decorate for Fall

Easter egg acorn fall craft

Source: Easter Egg Fall Acorns from The Crazy Craft Lady

Creative Ways for Kids to Repurpose Plastic Easter Eggs

1 – Make Shakers or Maracas

DIY Plastic Easter Egg Maracas Shakers: 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!

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

Painting with Plastic Easter Eggs

Source: Buggy and Buddy

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!

Rolled Egg Painting Activity

Another idea: try this rolled egg painting project from Tinker Lab

3 – Wee Wobble

Plastic Egg Wee Wobblers

Source: Parents

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!

4 – Test Your Memory

Plastic Egg Memory Game

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.

5 – Decorate your Kids’ Space

Easter Egg Rain Cloud Mobile

Source: Rain Cloud Mobile from Jennifer Perkins

This adorable mobile made from old plastic Easter eggs will add a whimsical touch to your kid’s bedroom or play area.

Don’t forget to pin these plastic egg ideas and crafts for later:

How to reuse plastic Easter eggs
Creative ways to reuse plastic Easter eggs

Here are a few more spring and Easter crafts I think you’ll enjoy:

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