This Easter, do something silly and fun with your kids. Mail Easter Eggs to a few special people!
A couple of years back, I saw someone at the Post Office mailing something in a Pringles can to a friend. At first, I thought they were just sending a can of Pringles and as soon as I got to the counter I asked the Postal worker if you were even allowed to do that! That’s when she told me you could mail pretty much anything– she said she’d even seen someone mail plastic Easter eggs!
So this year, we decided to send our friends Easter eggs in the mail.
What You Need To Mail Easter Eggs:
- Jumbo Plastic Easter Eggs. (The little ones are too small to fit both an address and stamps on.)
- A Sharpie to write the address with.
- Something to put in the Easter eggs that isn’t too heavy. (If it’s over 3.2 ounces, then it starts costing more.)
- Clear Packing Tape
- Stamps (At the time of this post, it cost $2.32 in postage to mail the eggs as long as they are under 3.2 ounces.)
To mail Easter eggs, you fill the eggs with something small. (I sent two Starburst candies and a little note in mine.) It’s also fun to add a little Easter Grass since it weighs practically nothing and will add as a sort of packing material inside your egg. Write the address right on the egg with a sharpie, and then cover the outside of the egg with clear tape. Make sure the address is visible enough that the Post Office can read it. After you’ve taped your egg, add the stamps, and now your Easter Eggs are ready to mail!
A couple of things you need to know: The post office thought I was a little crazy when I went in and had them weigh the eggs for me to mail, but they were very excited about it. Our friends did get them, but they took a couple of days longer than most mail does. I wouldn’t put anything of actual value in an egg and mail it or anything, this is more about getting something silly and fun in the mail than anything else!
Looking for more super fun things to do with Easter Eggs this spring? Check out these 30+ Easter Egg Activities!