12 Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Easter Eggs

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.

plastic eggs, pink, blue, purple, in a salmon colored basket on gray tiled floor.
You’re going to love all these creative ways to reuse plastic eggs!

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)

Letter easter egg game with numbers and letters with blue, yellow, dark pink, and light pink eggs on a beige carpet held by a little boy with dark hair and a yellow and white shirt.
Learn numbers and your ABC’s with these fun games you can make out of recycled plastic Easter eggs.

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)

Plastic easter eggs, pink, yellow, and purple and sharpie
Are you read to try these awesome ways to create crafts, DIY games, and more with plastic Easter eggs?

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.

Plastic eggs that have been turned into caterpillars with faces and antennas.
Source: Erin Hill

9. Caterpillar

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? 

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Plastic eggs aren't the only thing you can reuse, you can reuse plastic bottles too

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.

What do you do with your extra plastic Easter eggs? We’d love to hear from you.

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