If you're anything like me you'll miss the little plastic egg carcasses and random piles of Easter grass cluttering the house. Not! Embrace the left over Easter supplies by using them in different ways to make cool new things!
Paper Easter Grass
You'll need: Paper Easter grass, glue, bowl, plastic wrap (to protect your bowl), a container for white glue/water mixture, a soft paintbrush, a small balloon. Optional: fringe scissors. (these are fun for fringing magazines, old books and newspaper)
Start by covering the inside of a bowl with plastic wrap. Dilute white glue with a little bit of water-enough to spread easily with a paintbrush. Blow up a small balloon, it should fit snugly in the bowl. Paint a thin layer of glue on the outside of the balloon. Put a handful of Easter grass in the glue mixture until it's coated. Start smoothing out the Easter grass strips until you've covered the balloon. Add more layers until you're unable see the balloon peeking through . Let the glue dry completely (at least overnight depending on how gluey it is). Pop the balloon carefully and pull the nest from the sides.
Confetti 'Egg-splosion' project
Egg Shaker Paint Mixing
Conveniently, most of these plastic eggs have little holes poked in the top. That must be a safety feature to keep Peeps from suffocating while they wait to be found. If you tape those little holes closed you can use the eggs to mix paints. They are the perfect shaking size and when untaped the little holes make neat dots on paper. We've even used them to shake glitter onto collages. Tape is a key player in these activities, make sure you have enough to go around the middle too.