Now that the Easter egg hunts are done, we’re left with lots of plastic eggs! Here are four ways to put them to use before packing them away until next Easter.
First, there’s the classic plastic egg maraca. Fill an egg with a little bit of uncooked rice and secure with tape around the middle to avoid any spills.
Then shake shake shake!
Next we made them into an afternoon snack holder. This delighted Veronika, who found cereal puffs inside hers…
…and Travis who wanted to fill his own (with leftover Easter candy of course).
Then we made creatures! We got crafty with wiggle eyes and pom pom legs for “creepy crawlies” that had both kids giggling.
You can add pipe cleaners as antennae if you have them on hand, or get really detailed with one type of bug or animal.
Finally, have one last hunt before bed, but make it a glow-in-the-dark hunt! After dark, hide some of the eggs again for older kids with lights inside.
Mini glow sticks work well for this, as do small balloon lights.
Travis loved discovering a few just before bed!