These DIY Easter eggs ideas are candy free and include reusable options! Skip the plastic Easter eggs this year and switch to one or two of these ideas for a sustainable Easter tradition!
Sustainable Easter Egg Ideas
Whether you’re the grandparent, the parent, or just the really cool aunt… these ideas will help you create some fun traditions for the kids in your family that help move away from plastic candy-filled eggs!
1: Wooden Easter Eggs
When I was a kid my grandmother made a set of wooden eggs for the family to use at Easter, all lovingly hand-painted and downright gorgeous!
This is not only a more sustainable option, but it’s also a great way to create a fun family tradition and set of heirlooms all at the same time!
Grab a set of wooden eggs here and let your imagination run wild. You can paint a classic pattern, tie-dyed, or even just solid colors!
Here are a few ideas:
2: Wooden Easter Eggs that Open!
If you still want to give a little treat inside each egg, you can also grab this really cool set of hollow wooden Easter eggs.
Paint them the way you would the solid versions and have fun filling them!
3: Fabric Easter “Eggs”
These can be made with the zipper in the bag to keep them fillable, or you can just stuff them and sew them shut!
4: Yarn Easter Eggs
If you love knitting or crocheting, then these yarn Easter eggs may be right up your alley! Customize them in any color you want and keep them forever!
Easter Eggs You Don’t Have to Store
If you’re in a small space and aren’t excited about storing a set of eggs year after year, you can do a few different things to include Easter eggs in your holiday plans in such a way that they will be used (or eaten) within a few hours/days/weeks!
5: Chalk Easter Eggs
I love the idea of combining an already loved Spring/Summer activity with Easter egg hunts. These chalk eggs won’t melt in the sun during the hunt, but will be used up before you know it! Saving space and acting as both the Easter egg and the goodies inside!
It also works to cut down on all the sugar that is usually consumed during this holiday.
6: Hard-Boiled Eggs
If you live in an area that isn’t too hot on Easter Sunday, then hard-boiled eggs would be a great option for you!
Just make the eggs and dye them as normal… then hide them for the kids! Once every egg is found, you can slice them open and make deviled eggs to go with lunch ;-)
7: Confetti Easter Eggs
Another fun idea is to make confetti eggs using just the egg shell and bits of left over paper.
I use a lot of eggs when making big holiday meals for the family, so with just a little extra effort I could save the shells for this fun craft. And all those bills and credit card offers can be shredded for the confetti!
This is a great idea for sustainable eggs as the whole egg (shell and confetti) can be added to your compost heap with you’re done and it will compost down for next season’s garden! Note: If you are going for a strictly organic garden, you may want to skip adding the paper to the garden if it has ink on it.
8: Easter Egg Bath Bombs
This is such a great idea for toddlers who are still taking sit down baths, though older kids may like the special bath time too!
With just a few common ingredients you can make these sweet bath bombs that can be enjoyed and gone in a week or so. I’d use natural food dye instead of the artificial dye listed, you can get all natural food dye here.
9: Birdseed Eggs
It keeps them out of your house and creates a fun bird watching opportunity for the little ones.
Note: I would leave off the spray dye as indicated in the instructions… birds can probably go without that in their diets :-)
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