Recycle & Reinvent Your Plastic Easter Eggs!


Once Easter has come and gone, the candy has been eaten, toys played with, and plastic grass has gotten into every corner of your home, hold onto those plastic eggs!  They are good for lots of fun crafts and activities that your kids will love.  From critters to teacups, and even some learning tools, here are our favorite Pinterest Picks for reinventing your plastic Easter eggs:

DIY Plastic Egg Tea Cups
from Creativity in Progress
These are just adorable.  Glue buttons to the bottoms of your eggs for the base, then decorate as you please, and invite your favorite stuffed animals to a fancy tea party!

plastic egg teacups

Easter Egg Fireflies

from iVillage
Add duct tape wings, plus pipe cleaner legs and antennae, and you have egg-bugs.  Pop an LED tealight inside and you have a firefly!

glow bugs

Egg Animals

from jolly mom
Turn your eggs into little animal friends!

Plastic Egg Caterpillars

from The Hill Family
Kids will love stringing eggs onto pipe cleaners to make these colorful caterpillars.

plastic egg caterpillars

Egg Letter Match

from Impress Your Kids
Use stickers or markers to add letters to your egg halves, then have kids match up lower and upper case letters.

egg letter match

Easter Egg Word Families

from Having Fun at Home
Turn your eggs into reading flash cards!  Just twist the halves to make and read new words.

word families

Compound Word Eggs

The Lesson Plan Diva
Another fun learning project for your eggs – find and match halves of compound words!

compound word eggs

Synonym & Antonym Eggs
from Rowdy in First Grade
Teach about synonyms and/or antonyms with plastic eggs.  Cool!

Counting Eggs

from Zucchini Summer
Split the eggs up and have kids match the dots to the correct digit

counting eggs

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