When Easter is over I stuff all the baskets and plastic eggs (and a few crafts we didn’t get to) into a big plastic tub in my basement.
I haven’t bought plastic eggs in YEARS — but I still have quite a collection. My boys truly love hunting for eggs on Easter morning, so I’ve got a good 50 or more in the tub!
Did you know kids can make some pretty cool toys from leftover plastic eggs? And we’re not just talking “spring bunny” type toys.
These are items are so cool, you might find yourself digging through the holiday tub mid July to make more!
Toys from Plastic Eggs
What can your kids make from recycled plastic Easter Eggs? Quite a lot!
Minecraft Spawn Eggs
Turn plastic Easter eggs into Minecraft spawn eggs with the help of a Sharpie Marker! Use them to store your tiny Minecraft action figures.
Plastic Egg Rocket Racers
Let the kids decorate old plastic Easter Eggs like a rocket ship, then fly them across the room--on strings!
Wobble Egg Ninjas
Remember Weebles? (Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!) Hasbro stopped making them in 2011, but now you can show the kids how to make their own!
Plastic Egg Alien Craft
Cute aliens! I think I'll combine this craft with the Wobble Ninjas (#3) for some serious silliness.
Plastic Egg Cars
Grab a glue gun and some button wheels to make a cool set of custom cars.
Plastic Egg Maracas
These musical shakers look even better when you have colorful party spoons and washi tape, but you can make them out of anything you have on hand.
DIY Dragon Eggs
Love dragons? Make some awesome dragon eggs with just a few tools.
Recycled Plastic Egg Frog
Green eggs are perfect for turning into adorable frogs!
Recycled Plastic Easter Egg Toadstools
Ok, maybe these aren't a toy so much as a decoration, but these will look great with a nice fairy house or in a planter!