Alternatives to plastic Easter eggs

Easter is more fun when you can stuff little eggs and pop them into Easter baskets or use them for an Easter egg hunt. However, typically, those little colorful eggs are made with plastic, thus oil, thus they’re a non-renewable resource item.

This year, take a look at some alternatives to the common plastic Easter egg.

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Eco Eggs are made from corn, a 100% renewable resource vs. traditional petroleum-based plastic eggs. Now, these eggs are supposed to be compostable, biodegradable and sustainable. I agree that they’re more sustainable than regular plastic eggs but I question their biodegradable qualities. Still, this is one alternative that’s easy and will seem traditional to kids. This company also offers a more sustainable Easter grass for basket filler too. Tip, find small sets of these at Natural Candy Store.

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In my 7 Eco-friendly Easter Sweet Treats from Etsy post I shared some adorable (and fillable) felt Easter eggs. While these won’t work for an outdoor Easter egg hunt when the weather is wet and sketchy (like in the Pacific NW) they will work when it’s sunny, in your home or in an Easter basket. Plus, this is a cool idea you could pull off yourself if you’ve got extra felt laying around.

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How adorable are these fillable soft eggs?! Made by you, for your kids, these eggs make for an even more meaningful Easter. Plus they look really simple, even if like me, you’re not a big sewer – see the Fillable Soft Egg Tutorial at the clever One Inch World blog.

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Hollow wooden Easter eggs are the perfect choice, being totally long-lasting and reusable. Plus, in most cases, wooden eggs offer a blank canvas so your child can paint them himself. If you really want to go all out, consider a fun set of cool wooden Nesting Eggs.

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I love wool felted eggs. They’re both sturdy and adorable. This set shown above comes with four little pastel eggs ready to fill and pop into Easter baskets. Fairyfolk offers some other incredible choices and Sewn Natural has some cute ones too, but they come with play silks.

What sort of Easter eggs are you filling this year?

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  1. says

    I don’t know if fake eggs are more fun, but I guess they’re cleaner when you think of hiding them outside. Really, when else would you put your food on the ground and then eat it?

    Still, I like the tradition of using real eggs.

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