At my house it seems that leftover plastic eggs just get stepped on … but there are better uses than that!
Keep your kids’ hands occupied and add some fun spring color to your house instead. You will be amazed at these ideas using leftover plastic eggs — from learning activities, to imaginative play. You can even put plastic eggs in the mail, filled with goodies for a pen pal!!
I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite craft ideas to put those leftover plastic eggs to use. Check them out after the break!
Use Plastic Eggs to Hold Small Snacks 1 of 12My kids love something different to spice up their lunches, and this is a great idea to add some variety. Use your leftover plastic eggs to hide a small snack ... check out the idea!
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Make Light-Up Fireflies 2 of 12I love this one -- I love to show kids how to do something unique with everyday objects, and this is a super cute one. Check this out and make light up fireflies!
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10 Learning Games Using Plastic Eggs 3 of 12Take the fun of plastic eggs and apply it to learning ... and here are 10 great ideas for doing just that!
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Fill Eggs with Treats and Send Them in the Mail 4 of 12While your postman might not appreciate it, it's totally legal and totally fun to send these via the US mail. Check out the link for tips and the 411.
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Turn Plastic Eggs into Adorable Teacups 5 of 12What tea party doesn't need adorable teacups? (the answer is they ALL do.) Learn how to make them from plastic eggs!
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Make a Bird and Play a Game 6 of 12These birds are so cute -- and the game is fun, too. This is a great way to spend a rainy spring afternoon.
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20 More Plastic Egg Activities 7 of 12Desperate for something to keep the kids occupied? Round up the plastic eggs and try any or all of these great activity ideas.
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Make Bluebirds Using Plastic Eggs 8 of 12Here's a variation on the bird-making idea -- this is a great way to make a whole flock!
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Transform Plastic Easter Eggs into Spooky Halloween Decor 9 of 12Got a ton of leftover eggs? They're not just for Easter: here's how to turn them into spooky decor six months later!
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Turn Plastic Eggs into Candle Holders 10 of 12You can make awesome candle holders with your leftover plastic eggs -- perfect for centerpieces or decorations at large gatherings.
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Transform Leftover Plastic Eggs into a Caterpillar 11 of 12here's another super cute way to keep the kids occupied ... and chew up some of those leftover eggs everyone keeps stepping on.
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Create a Letter Matching Game for Your Kids 12 of 12Here's a variation on the learning games -- this time, writing directly on the eggs. Check it out!
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