After Easter, there always seems to be an over abundance of plastic Easter eggs in our house. There is always the debate whether to store them, toss them, let the kids continue to play with them until they break into a million pieces… Well, we’ve come up with some ideas to put all of those plastic Easter eggs to use for more than just 1 week a year.
1. Easter egg playdough molds- We are always looking for different things to do with our playdough around here, so we decided to make some Easter eggs out of playdough! Just stuff the egg, close it, and when you open it up you (kinda) have an Easter egg!
2. Easter egg lunch– This is such a fun way to serve lunch or a snack. You can totally do this any time of year. (ps- this is a great picky eater trick!)
3. Easter egg muffin pan game- If you’re looking for fun toddler activities, let them sort their eggs into a muffin pan. All you need is a muffin pan and some plastic eggs. Let them dump them and put them back in the pan. Tons of fun!
4. Easter egg maracas– These are so cute and super easy to do. We used some washi tape instead of plain tape to avoid the permanent marker mess.
5. Treat holders- This is kind of an obvious one, but they make great treat and snack holders! You can use them year round to put something fun in the kids’ lunch box or backpack.
6. Easter egg matching game- There are so many different ways to use Easter eggs for a matching game- counting, upper and lowercase letters, contractions, time. We really love this color matching game for little kids!
7. Confetti holders- Sorry, we aren’t sorry. Confetti makes life better and Easter eggs just happen to be an excellent (or eggcellent) vessel for confetti. Now, you can neatly share confetti with all of your friends and brighten their day.
What did we miss? Do you have other fun ideas to reuse your plastic eggs?