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Easter Egg hunts! My children loved them. Our church had a special day before Easter with games and prizes. Then, of course, we had to have a second hunt on Easter morning with family and friends. BUT what to do with those eggs afterwards? In addition, more plastic eggs will be on clearance (at 75-90% off they will be just pennies each). (Check this post here to see the Walmart Sale.) What fun, frugal and useful ways can we UPCYCLE plastic Easter eggs after Easter?
Here are 3 EGGcellent Ways to Use Plastic Easter Eggs!
(1) USE TO HOLD A TINY GIFT:
Just like an Egg Hunt, Christine loves to fill her eggs with little plastic rings (like THESE from Amazon – pack of 144), stickers, etc., to include in her Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts as an extra surprise. While the boxes are packed with necessities and some toys – a tiny hidden treat is a great addition!
Suzanne does something similiar, but used small erasers like THESE from Amazon.
(2) USE TO HOLD A SEWING KIT:
Since Easter eggs come in different sizes, choose a larger one and fill with thread, safety pins, sewing needles (safely inserted in a piece of felt or cardboard case) measuring tape and buttons. These are great to tuck in a suitcase or also include in a shoebox gift or shelter present. I found THESE are good quality measuring tapes you can include.
(3) USE TO MAKE MARACAS!
I helped my friend Kathy make these at her church craft day. She found these Plastic Easter Eggs that had goofy faces – they were perfect to use!
We filled the eggs with something that will make noise when shaken (rice or beans for home use, pony beads for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes). We then sealed them closed using hot glue. I put a glob of hot glue on the inside of 2 quality plastic spoons and stuck them on each side of the egg. With washi or duct tape I secured the handles. Then another glob of hot glue on the top of the head and dunked into a bowl filled with cut up Easter grass (for the silly hair). You could also use shredded paper as well. Voila – crazy Maracas!
You could skip the step of adding the spoons and just have Egg SHAKERS. That would be great fun as well!
These are just 3 ideas of how to upcycle Plastic Easter Eggs. I’m sure you could come up with more! If you do, make sure to let us know!
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