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Spring Projects for Recycling Plastic Easter Eggs – Part 2

Last year, we posted a fun blog post about recycling (aka re-purposing) old Easter Eggs for the springtime (click here for post). We’re coming back a year later with a part 2. We found a few more projects to make use of all the leftover plastic Easter eggs we collect (we know you do it too)!

These ideas are great for those of you who have a surplus of plastic Easter eggs, but don’t want to throw them away after the holiday is over. We can do so many things with them that we never thought of!  Here are a few ideas to try:

Via Sweet Bean Gardening

Wrap a plastic Easter egg with twine like the one from Sweet Bean Gardening to make a muted decoration suitable for any season.

Via Handmake My Day

Add them to a spring wreath like this one from Handmake My Day.


Via Better in Bulk

Better in Bulk turned a bunch of plastic Easter eggs into a fun topiary decoration!


Via Naptime Journal

Or string all the eggs together to make a colorful garland for a fun outdoor party like Naptime Journal!

These are just a few projects to try with your Easter eggs! Don’t forget to check out last year’s post for more ideas. We might even come back with a part 3 next year if we find more fun projects! 😉

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4 Healthier Easter Themed Snacks for Children

Though Easter is on Sunday, we can still celebrate with our children all through the week. One way to get them excited about the upcoming Easter holiday is by serving themed foods and snacks.

A lot schools are on spring break this week, so it is a great opportunity to spend some bonding time in the kitchen with children. Teach them about healthier snacks and give them easy tasks to do. Keep reading for 4 fun healthier Easter themed snacks we found from a few great bloggers that you can try!

Via My Delicious Ambiguity

Via The Prime Pursuit


Via Little Food Junction


Via Just Jenn Recipes

Children will not only gobble these up, but they’ll have fun making them as well. They won’t even know they’re eating healthy snacks! Will you be trying any of these ideas this Easter? Let us know!

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Alternative Natural Dyes for Dyeing Easter Eggs

I’ve been dyeing Easter eggs with boxed dyes for years. It seemed to be the most easy and convenient choice at the time (especially because I always want to dye them last minute). This happens year after year because I never decide to dye Easter eggs until I see boxes of dye at the store!

This year, I am ahead of the game! Not only have I already decided to dye Easter eggs (Easter is still two weeks away!), I have also looked up alternative ways of dyeing eggs to share with everyone! Keep reading for ideas!

 

From ABCNews

Fruit/vegetable juice:

  • blueberries – blue, purple
  • beets – magenta
  • grape – purple
  • spinach – green
  • red onion skin – red, purple
  • cranberries – purple, red

Herbs & spices:

  • curry powder – yellow, orange
  • paprika – red, orange
  • tumeric – orange, yellow

Other:

  • black tea – brown
  • coffee – brown

Vinegar is a necessity for the eggs to hold color. You will need 1 to 2 tbs per batch of dye.

There are a few different ways to dye your eggs. Here are two common types:

  • cold dipping method – dip eggs in solution and let sit
  • boiling method – boiling eggs with the dye

Using natural dyes can create unexpected patterns and colors on your Easter eggs. You can also mix different ingredients to create different shades of color. Experiment with your Easter eggs! You might find a new color that you love!

Do you know of any other natural ingredients for Easter egg dyeing? Share with us in the comments below! We would love to add more to the list!

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Plastic Easter Egg Project – Bunnies, Chicks, and Carrots!

Easter is known for Easter eggs. Whether they are little chocolate eggs, real painted eggs, or plastic eggs, there is certainly no shortage of eggs for Easter!

At your local superstore, you’ll be able to find plastic Easter eggs in all sizes and colors. For Easter egg hunts, many people like using plastic Easter eggs instead of real ones because it definitely minimizes the mess. I wouldn’t want to find an old Easter egg at the end of Summer. Not a pretty sight (or smell)!

For those of you who want to jazz up plain plastic Easter eggs from the store, here is a fun project I found from MakeandTakes. We can turn little plastic Easter eggs into cute bunnies, chicks, and carrots!

From MakeandTakes

Supplies:

  • plastic Easter eggs (pink & blue for bunnies, orange for carrots, and yellow for chickies)
  • sticker googley eyes
  • pipe cleaners (white, pink, orange, green, orange)
  • permanent marker
  • candies (optional)

To make Easter bunnies:

Using the pointed end of the egg for the head, stick on two googley eyes and draw a cute bunny face. Don’t forget the whiskers! Using pipe cleaners (any color of your choosing), make 2 loops (like an m), and stick the ends in the opening on the top. Secure inside the egg by folding the ends down. Add tape if necessary.

To make Easter chickies:

Using the rounder end of the egg for the head, stick on two googley eyes and draw on a beak. With pipe cleaners, twist it into 2 legs and stick it into the opening on the pointed end. Secure inside the egg by folding the ends down. Add tape if necessary.

To make Easter bunny carrots:

Using an orange egg, use the rounder end of the egg for the head, stick on two googley eyes and draw a smile. Cut green pipe cleaners into smaller lengths and stick into the opening of the rounder end. Secure inside the egg by folding the ends down. Add tape if necessary.

Once you create a whole bunch of these fun Easter eggs, use a clean egg carton to house them! Fill the eggs up with candies and give to friends and family.

What other projects can you make with plastic Easter eggs? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear about them!

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