Friday, March 29, 2013

25 Unexpected Plastic Egg Crafts to Make After Easter

I've shared before about my annual Easter egg dilemma. My husband says I have "I-Might-Need-It-Itis" - where I refuse to discard things that I can still see some value in. Because, of course, I might need it! Sometimes I just know something still has value...I'm just not sure how. May this be the year the mockers cease because I've got 25 great ways you can re-use plastic Easter eggs in ways that don't scream "I used to be an Easter egg!" Now you can look at the egg hunts your kids are going to as "free craft supply accumulation missions" instead of just sugar fests.

Modern Tealight Holder from Taylor Made
Daisy Chain Countdown Calendar (think Advent Calendar) from Sun Scholars
Color Coded Play Dough Storage (includes Play Dough recipe) from Olds Ninety-Eight
Bird Feeders from Playing House
Hydrangea Topiary Balls from The Sweet Survival

Pet Fireflies That Really Light Up from Apartment Therapy
Marionette Puppet from Dollar Store Mom
Baby Birds in a Nest from Kangaroo Boo
Little Lamb from Spoonful
Flying Bees from Tried & True
Pet Chicken from Spoonful
Plastic Snake Toy from Sewing and Crafting with Sarah
Hatching Baby Dinosaur from Spoonful
Little Bee from Of Pinks and Fairytales
Herd of "Eggimals" (includes skunk, owl, dog, cat and pig) from Spoonful

Cupcakes from Creativity in Progress
Strawberries from Family Fun

Tiny Tea Cups from Design Dazzle
Mix-and-Match Silly Faces from Family Fun
Nesting Dolls from Craft Interrupted
Memory Matching Game from Family Fun
Maracas from Made
Wobble Head Dolls from Crafting in the Rain
Painting with Plastic Eggs from Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds

Now go forth and craft!

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