Reusing plastic Easter eggs is an easy way to recycle but in a fun way. We gathered our favorite way reuse these colorful plastic eggs. Use them in fun crafts, games, educational activities, and more! Younger kids and older kids alike, really kids of all ages, will love all of these fun ideas.
Reusing Plastic Easter Eggs
I have officially lost count of how many Easter egg hunts we’ve had. My kids adore their plastic Easter Eggs.
They love putting their toys and candy in them. They love snapping the two halves together. They love hunting them down, both indoors and out. But I know there’s going to be a time (soon) when they’ll get tired of using them in the same old ways.
So what will you do with all those plastic eggs? Do you ever wonder what to make with plastic Easter eggs? Sure, you could store them away until next year. Or, you can try one of these fun ideas!
The best part is, you can use colored Easter eggs or even clear plastic Easter eggs, nd most of these will still work as you just need the plastic egg half in most cases.
Easter Egg Educational Activities
1. Letter Matching Game
Practice letter matching with this letter matching game. Using a Sharpie marker, write an uppercase letter on one egg half. Write a lowercase letter on the other half. Challenge your kiddo to match them!
2. How Do You Spell Activities
Teach your kids how to spell (and rhyme) with these how do you spell activities. For this activity, they’ll match beginning sounds with ending sounds to make words.
4. Math Eggs
Make math problems with these math eggs. Using a Sharpie, write the problem/equation on one side. On the other, put the answer, and challenge your kids to match them correctly. (From Playdough to Plato)
Reusing Plaster Easter Eggs To Make A Game
3. The Missing Game
Practice counting with this fun “The Missing Game”. The only supplies you need are eggs, a Sharpie, and paper. This is just like a memory game. (From Mom Explores)
5. Egg Rocket
Build an egg rocket using water, Alka seltzer tablets, plastic Easter eggs, and empty toilet paper rolls. Kids can also decorate the “rocket” before shooting them off, with adult supervision of course! (From Team Cartwright)
6. Egg Challenge
Challenge your kids to a tower-building egg challenge! Once they’ve mastered building with the eggs, encourage them to try building using a color pattern. You can also have them make different sizes like big towers and tiny tower Easter eggs. (From The Resourceful Mama)
Related: Eggmazing Egg Decorator
Upcycle Plastic Easter Eggs Into Awesome Crafts
7. Music Shakers
Turn plastic Easter eggs into music shakers by filling them with things that can make noise (like beans, rice, or popcorn kernels). Seal the eggs with heavy-duty tape. (From A Mom’s Take)
8. Making Birdseed Eggs
Make birdseed eggs to leave around your backyard. Here’s how.
To make a caterpillar, your kids will have to stack plastic Easter eggs rather than snap them together. Other materials you’ll need include pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and sharpie marker. (From Erin Hill)
10. Superhero Eggs
Create little egg superheroes using felt, googly eyes, stickers, and sharpies. Since this requires a hot-glue gun, be sure to help your little ones. (From Glued to my Crafts Blog). This method can also be used to make egg monsters too!
11. Plastic Easter Egg Wreath
Make an Easter egg wreath. This plastic Easter egg wreath will be perfect to decorate for Easter next year! (From KC Edventures)
12. Plastic Egg Crafts
Turn plastic Easter eggs into mini-potted plants. This is one of my favorite plastic egg crafts. It’s a great way to reuse plastic eggs, but also bring more green into this world. (From The Crazy Craft Lady)
Which fun Easter egg project or learning activity will you start with?
Looking For More Ways To Reuse Items In Your Home?
Love the fun ways and different ways we upcycled plastic Easter eggs? Then you’ll love these other ideas to upcycle more things in your house! You can make so many amazing things.
- Don’t throw out your used water bottles or straws just yet! These can be turned into this awesome DIY humming bird feeder.
- Make your own kids frisbee using construction paper, a plastic lid, scissors, glue, and stickers!
- Check out these ways to upcycle and old crib.
- Wow, take a look at the way kids can upcycle old CDs.
- Reuse things at home to make some awesome toys.
- Looking for more kids activities? We have over 5,000 to choose from!
- Try this paper plate easter bunny craft!
- Make this mosaic easter egg craft for kids!
- Free Easter worksheet for pre-K and preschoolers!
What do you do with your extra plastic Easter eggs? We’d love to hear from you.