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23 Ways to Use Plastic Easter Eggs

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Do you wonder all the ways you can use or reuse plastic Easter Eggs? Here are 23 awesome ideas!

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Do you end up with empty plastic eggs everywhere after Easter? Wondering what on earth to do with them? Well, come Easter, you’ll be thanking me for these ideas for repurposing them! Included in this round up of ideas are:

  • Great learning activities such as Educational Easter Egg Activities; 5 Fun Ways to Play and Learn with Plastic Eggs; Easter Egg Word Families; Easter Egg Opposites; 14 Ways to Use Plastic Eggs with Kids; and 7 Learning Activities that use Plastic Eggs.I think boys will go crazy for the Recycled Plastic Egg Bugs, Number Snake Threading, Easter Egg Caterpillars, Halloween Spiders from Easter Eggs, Recycled Egg Snake, and Plastic Monster Eggs.
  • Fun and creative projects such as Rolled Easter Egg Painting, Painting with Plastic Easter Eggs, Aluminum Foil Fairy Circle, DIY Maracas and Kids’ Spring Easter Yarn Egg Craft Bumble Bee Tutorial are fun and creative projects to do.
  • Really clever projects including Easter Egg Hot Air Balloons, Plastic Egg Mini Planting Pots, Easter Egg Cupcake Box, Easter Egg Recycle Rock Star Craft, and Make Your Own Plastic Egg Teacups.

With all of these fun ideas, you might have to go out and buy more eggs:

1. Recycled Plastic Egg Bugs :: Free Kids Crafts
These Plastic Egg Bugs are so much fun! All you need are pipe cleaners, a sharpie, a glue gun and some googly eyes and you’re good to go. Oh, and don’t forget your plastic eggs!

Educational Easter Egg Activities For Kids
2. Educational Easter Egg Activities :: The Happy Teacher
These Educational Easter Egg Activities are great for after school learning, and they’re all super easy to do. With 4 language activities, 3 math exercises, and extensions for all of them, you’ll put those Easter eggs to great use!

Number Snake Threading Craft Ideas for Kids
3. Number Snake Threading :: I Can Teach My Child
This number snake is great for fine motor skills and for teaching your kids about number sequencing. Plus it’s adorable and really easy to make, so definitely worth a try!

DIY Maracas Craft Ideas for Kids
4. DIY Maracas :: Project: Party Perfect Via Spaceships and Laser Beams 
These DIY Maracas are perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Easy to make and fun to play with, they’ll keep your kids happy long after Easter’s forgotten.

Easter Egg Word Families for Kids
5. Easter Egg Word Families :: Having Fun at Home
I love this idea for Easter Egg Word Families — put the beginning letters of a family of words on one side, and the end of the words on the other, and you’ve got a fantastic language activity!

Easter Egg Opposites Craft Idea for Kids
6. Easter Egg Opposites :: MeMeTales
Write a bunch of words and their opposites on the eggs, then get your kids to match them up. A fun educational activity that costs absolutely nothing.

7. Easter Egg Caterpillars :: Child Central Station
These Caterpillars are all about color and pattern, plus, this great educational activity leaves your kids with a fun toy to play with.

5 Fun Ways to Play and Learn with Plastic Eggs Craft Ideas for Kids
8. Five Fun Ways to Play and Learn with Plastic Eggs :: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Here are some great language and math activities. You don’t need anything other than plastic Easter eggs and a sharpie for any of them, so they’re great if you have limited supplies.

Rolled Easter Egg Painting Ideas for Kids
9. Rolled Easter Egg Painting :: Tinkerlab 
This is a super fun and easy way for your kids to get into the Easter spirit — just cover an Easter egg in paint, and roll away

14 Ways to Use Plastic Eggs with Kids
10. Fourteen Ways to Use Plastic Eggs with Kids :: Scribble Doodle and Draw 
This is a super fun and easy way for your kids to get into the Easter spirit — just cover an Easter egg in paint, and roll away!


11. Learning Activities that use Plastic Eggs :: No Time for Flash Cards 
These fun activities are great for learning and playing, especially for younger kids.

12. Painting with Plastic Easter Eggs :: Buggy and Buddy
This super creative and original art project will leave you with something gorgeous to stick on your fridge, and all you need is Easter eggs, paper and paint.

13. Aluminum Foil Fairy Circle :: Filth Wizardry 
This is one of my all-time favorites — tiny foil forest mushrooms! Make them all  in different colors to create a gorgeous fairy circle.

Kids Spring Easter Yarn Egg Craft Bumble Bee Tutorial
14. Spring Easter Yarn Egg Craft Bumble Bee Tutorial :: The Inadvertent Farmer
These are 14 fun educational ways to use plastic eggs, including language activities, addition and counting activities, and even some fine motor skill development games.

Fun and Yummy Gelatin Eggs for Kids
15. Fun and Yummy Gelatin Eggs :: The Experimental Home
Simple and delicious, your kids will love helping out with these Gelatin Eggs.

Halloween Spiders from Easter Eggs Craft Ideas for Kids
16. Halloween Spiders from Easter Eggs :: Chica and Jo 
With all these great activities you might not have any plastic eggs left by Halloween, but these spiders are so cute you might just have to buy more!

Easter Egg Hot Air Balloons for Kids
17. Easter Egg Hot Air Balloons :: Snowdrop and Company 
This is a slightly more complex craft, but just look at the results… These whimsical hot air balloons make the perfect decorations.

Plastic Egg Mini Planting Pots Ideas for Kids Crafts
18. Plastic Egg Mini Planting Pots :: Coffee Cups and Crayons
 I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this myself! Using the plastic eggs as tiny planting pots is a great way to teach kids all about how plants grow, and it’s a great way to recycle too

Easter Egg Cupcake Box for Kids
19. Easter Egg Cupcake Box :: Creativity in Progress 
Aren’t these cupcakes adorable? This is such an original idea, and the cupcakes will be fun to play with long after Easter.

Easter Egg Recycle Rock Star Craft for Kids
20. Easter Egg Recycle Rock Star Craft :: Club Chica Circle 
Bring out your inner rock star with this fun microphone and stand, and let your kids go wild. Add in the maraca

Make Your Own Plastic Egg Teacups for Kids
21. Make Your Own Plastic Egg Teacups :: Creativity in Progress 
Another one of my favorites, I just love these teacups. They’re so easy to make, and each cup will reflect your kid’s individual style.

22. Recycled Egg Snake :: We Made That 
Another one of my favorites, I just love these teacups. They’re so easy to make, and each cup will reflect your kid’s individual style.

Plastic Monster Eggs Easter Craft for Kids
23. Plastic Monster Eggs :: Project: Party Perfect Via Spaceships and Laser Beams 
Simple to make but so much fun, these Monster Eggs are perfect for everything from Easter to Halloween.

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Maria Healey

Maria is a photographer to stylists and stylish brides, a failed newspaper journalist, retired waitress, and ex-paralegal. She is a new mom and Navy wife. Her son keeps things busy on the homefront, while making her husband's deployments seem more like a cruise ship vacation. When she's not writing blog posts for SS&LB, editing or taking photos, you can find her drinking coffee and building LEGO towers with her toddler son. She is currently based in Southern California, though that changes often.