Have your kids already emptied all their eggs, scarfing down jelly beans and sweet tarts left and right? We try to dole out candy gradually, but with a potty-training three-year-old I’ve been going through it quicker than usual.
I keep finding empty plastic eggs laying on the floor. While I hate not to just save them for next year, we don’t actually fill our own baskets – all the eggs we have came from church and preschool hunts. But tossing them – even in recycling – seems wasteful.
So I scoured the web and found all kinds of fantastic ideas for using up those empty egg shells! Here you go!
- Family Fun has a whole slideshow of ideas, including adorable chick-and-bunny Spring garland!
- Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas shows how to teach kids to tell time on the clock with plastic eggs.
- KiwiCrate, one of my favorite craft suppliers, posted on BabyCenter about making tiny tea cups with half a plastic egg!
- This is a cute and easy matching game using eggs and pom-poms from Glued to My Crafts.
- Making a plastic-egg snake with a rattling tail is classic crafting at its best! – from Sheek Shindigs
- Plastic egg jockeys look more like a grown-up craft to me, but older children could probably make them, and they would be a great decoration for a Kentucky Derby party.
- Easter Egg popsicles are adorable and make little ‘sicles perfect for toddlers.
- These light-up fireflies from Apartment Therapy are so cute! What a neat idea to use an LED tealight to make the inside of the egg glow.
It seems like there are a ZILLION ideas out there! Now I’m excited to go play with our empty eggs.
Have you ever done anything fun with your leftover plastic eggs?