Easter Egg Alternatives

If you’d still like eggs to be part of your Easter, but don’t want to resort to the barbaric practice of hollowing real ones, here are some ideas for egg fun alternatives. I was excited to find PETA’s ideas, but I wanted to share some others, too.

  • Elegant Eggs Decoupage wooden eggs in a paper nest. If you’re a papier mâché pro, you can try it out here. These are covered in gorgeous Japanese paper, but most thin colorful papers, printed photos, text, or clippings will work.

Elegant Eggs

  • Floral Egg Boxes Fill these with notes, small photos, or some candy. See the Shopping sidebar for more online candy sources.

 Glittered Floral Egg Basket

  • Make your own “clay” eggs to paint.

No-Bake Clay Recipe
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cups cold water
2 cups baking soda
Food coloring, if desired
Paint, if desired

Click for instructions

  • Crayola Model Magic Clay is super light weight and comes in bright colors or very white, ideal for coloring on and hanging. Make tiny eggs small enough for beads or regular egg sized.
  • Make papier mâché eggs

Papier-Mâché Recipe

Balloons
6 cups water
3/4 cup flour
4 to 5 tbsp. sugar

Click for instructions

  • Chocolate Eggs. Wrap these in festive handmade boxes with ribbons to display or gift.

Chocolate Egg Recipe

1 8-oz. package nondairy cream cheese, softened at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Decorations, e.g., chopped nuts, unsweetened cocoa, toasted flaked coconut
Click for instructions

 

More crafty Easter ideas

  Holidash

 Martha Stewart’s Decorating For Easter  slide. (Use wooden eggs, faux feathers, and home grown flowers)

 

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~ by Katherine on March 29, 2010.

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