Ways to Repurpose Plastic Easter Eggs
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Ways to Repurpose Plastic Easter Eggs

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Easter BasketThe traditional Easter basket contains a chocolate rabbit and several colorful, plastic, eggs that open up to reveal the Easter candy that is hidden inside them. What do you do with them all after the holiday is over? Here’s a quick list of ideas on how to repurpose plastic Easter eggs.

Save Them for Next Year
One way to repurpose a holiday decoration is to save it, store it, and re-use it next year. After your kids are done with them, collect up all the plastic eggs and store them away. Give them a good washing off before you put them in next year’s Easter baskets. This is an easy way to save money on next year’s Easter budget!

Coin Keeper
It has become very common to use a debit or credit card to pay for purchases. Sometimes, though, you are going to have to use cash – both dollars and coins. This becomes very obvious after you have parked your car and are digging through your purse for some change to feed the meter. Use a plastic Easter egg as a coin keeper. You will be able to easily find your coins.

Game Saver
Board games are fun, and an excellent family activity. That is, until someone loses the pieces! Use some plastic Easter eggs to store the game tokens, dice, and whatever other small items a board game requires. It will be harder to lose those pieces if they are stored in a brightly colored container. Use the Easter basket to store all the eggs that contain game pieces.

Homemade Play-Dough Containers
You could purchase package after package of Play-Dough for your kids. Or, you could be frugal and use any of the online recipes for homemade Play-Dough. To make it last, you will need to store it in a container. Use some plastic Easter eggs to store individual portions of homemade Play-Dough. Your kids will go through less of it and will have the motor skills required to open and close the container themselves.

Hair Accessory Organizer
Plastic Easter eggs are a good size for storing rubber bands, small hair clips, and the smaller sized “bobby pins”. The tiny barrettes that are designed to go in the hair of babies and very small children don’t always come with a handy storage container. Stick them in a plastic egg (before they get lost). If you have a lot of them, you could store the eggs in the basket that came from the Easter Bunny. It would look really cute, and colorful, on a shelf in your child’s room.

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