Wondering what to do with those plastic eggs? Put them to good use with these Recycled Plastic Egg Crafts for kids – turn trash to treasure!
Ever since we started staying home due to the pandemic, we’ve become quite resourceful. Especially since the first lockdowns were quite sudden, and we had to make use with what we had instead of going to the store or ordering online for anything other than essentials. We recycled and upcycled like we’d never done before!
After a year of doing this, I’d say we’ve gotten pretty good at this whole reuse-recycle thing, haven’t we? And it’s about time too, considering the impact of trash on the environment. Whether it’s egg cartons or Styrofoam, we’ve found a use for it!
Another good thing that has come out of it is that kids have learnt some valuable lessons of improvisation and thinking outside the box. That’s just one of the reasons we love recycled crafts so much, apart from the fact that it encourages creativity and problem solving skills.
With Easter just around the corner, I’m guessing you’re going to end up with a fair share of plastic eggs, and while you could throw them away and add to the landfills, we’ve got a better solution – turn them into cute crafts!
15 Recycled Plastic Egg Crafts for Easter
These plastic egg bunnies from Parents are so cute! The fact that it uses pipe cleaners makes it a lot more interesting, since kids can have fun twisting the stems into different shapes!
Owl crafts are always a rage, and we particularly love this one from Crafty Morning! This project uses plastic eggs, but it’s also perfect to make use of scraps of patterned paper you may have lying around.
You don’t have to use the plastic eggs standing vertically – you can also use them horizontally, like in this whale craft! The googly eye makes the whale look super friendly, and that spurt of water is a great effect.
Many kids these days may not have seen fireflies, so this is your cue to show them! And while you’re waiting for the right opportunity, try out this firefly craft from The Decorated Cookie, which you can also transform into a glow up craft.
How cute is this little chick from Arts & Crackers? You will need a yellow plastic egg for this, or you’ll have to go into the extra step of painting a chick yellow. Or you could just forget the yellow and opt for colorful chicks!
Chica Circle has the perfect craft for all those pretend food crazies. So whether you’re having a pretend play cafe, bakery or restaurant, you know what’s going to be on the menu for dessert!
Wibbit! This little guy looks ready to leap onto to the next leaf and he just might! The addition of the pom poms to create the protruding eyes is a great effect. Perfect for when learning about frogs or their life cycles.
Come to think of it, a plastic Easter egg does resemble a hot air balloon, so it was only a matter of time before someone saw the resemblance and made a craft out of it, like Snowdrop and Company has done!
Got a Ninja fan at home? Frugal Fun 4 Boys has the perfect craft for you! While these Ninjas may not have arms to do their awesome stunts, they do wobble, and it would be a challenge to knock them down!
If you can have plastic egg Ninjas, why not plastic egg superheroes! Glued to My Crafts shows us how to make any superhero of your liking – you can choose the color of the cape and mask, and even the initial on the front!
These plastic egg birds would make great Spring decor, and you could either sit them on a shelf, or on a branch like this one. Make them in multiple colors for a rainbow effect!
Having a pretend play market? Be sure to include these cute watermelons from Damask Love! They’re ridiculously easy to make, and look so good! You can also go with red instead of pink, although the black seeds may not stand out this well.
Plastic eggs make excellent submarines, as Adventures and Play shows us with this craft! This project uses multiple materials like sticky tape, pipe cleaners, straws and clay, making it a good project for beginner crafters.
If you’re getting ready for a tea party with your teddy bears, Morena’s Corner shows you how to do it in style, with these plastic egg tea cups. We love how cleverly the cup is made, and they also work well as candy holders on your Easter table.
Are aliens real? Is there life in outer space? Can we live on Mars permanently? So many questions! While you work your way through finding the answers to these, go ahead and make these cute plastic egg aliens.
As you can see, there are so many ways to recycle plastic eggs into cute little things for kids to play with. While they serve as toys, they are also a vehicle for creativity, and will encourage kids to think about using other things they find around the house. Earth Day is coming up next month, it’s the perfect opportunity to get creative!