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Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

I was shopping at my local big box store and, in the spirit of getting ready for Easter, decided to pick up some plastic eggs. They are such a cheap and easy decoration, and definitely more versatile (and less of a choking hazard) than the plastic grass!  Looking for ideas beyond hiding them under the couch or turning them into a rattle, I went to “the net” and found a blog post on PopSugar that is perfect for keeping both big and little hands busy.

12 Ways to Upcycle Your Easter Eggs

12 Ways to Upcycle Your Easter Eggs
Once all the colorful plastic Easter eggs are found and opened, what do you do with them? If you’re not keen on keeping them in storage till next year, check out these 12 fantastic ideas from Circle of Moms Facebook members on ways to reuse plastic Easter eggs — from teacups and cupcakes for pretend play to a bird feeder you and your child can create together. Click through to see them all!

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Snack Containers

Second to storing your eggs for use again next year, one of the easiest ways to reuse plastic Easter eggs is to turn them into holders for small snacks. The eggs are portable and a perfect on-the-go snack container for toddlers or preschoolers.

Bird Feeders

“You can also use the part that has a tiny pinhole (or make one) and tie fishing line through them about 6 inches apart, then tie [a] small knot under each egg to keep in place. [Put] birdseed inside and hang from [the] porch or trees for the little birdies. Each of my grandkids make their own bird feeders every year.” — Vicki E.

Wreaths

“I use my plastic eggs for crafts. They are glued onto wreaths with spring flowers.” — Rose W.

“Make wreaths out of old plastic eggs and give as gifts.” — Laurie B.

Pretend Cupcakes

“When Costco used to sell mini Play-Doh for cheap, I used to make cupcakes with halves of plastic Easter eggs [for the tops].” — Sunghee C. of Creativity in Progress

Playtime Teacups

“I got the idea of making teacups after I used the round halves of Easter eggs for [pretend] cupcakes and trying to figure out what to do with the pointy halves. Tea and cupcakes — yum!” — Sunghee C. of Creativity in Progress

Eggs For a Play Kitchen

“I tried to save the plastic eggs to reuse, but my daughter wanted them all to play with! So they’re now her ‘eggs’ for her kitchen, and she ‘cooks’ them for us!” — Jennifer K.

“As for plastic eggs, [my 4-year-old daughter] plays with them in her toy kitchen and she leaves them out for the bunny to fill on Easter Eve.” — Amanda F.

Bath Toys

“My kids use their plastic eggs in the bathtub — great bath toys for the whole year.” — Amber L.

Alphabet and Spelling Toys

“Put capital letters on one side and lower case on the other, match them up. Or two letters per side and use for spelling.” — Allison S.

Tiny Treasure Keepers

“My kids love to keep their plastic eggs and use them for jewelry, small parts for cars, and such.” — Cathi F.

Color-Matching Games

“We use the plastic eggs that are all different colors and patterns to play matching games throughout the year. Just take them all apart and allow your child to match them up. [It’s] good for small motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and noticing similarities/differences.” — Crystal D.

Egg-Shaped Treats

“My children are making fun-shaped foods. Rice Krispies eggs and Jello eggs are some of the fun things we’ve done.” — Lee A G.

“Use the eggs for Jello!” — Samantha P.

Tree Decorations

“My mom used old plastic eggs as decorations in the tree out in front of her house. She tied a knot at the end of a long piece of string, snapped the egg on at the knot, and tied it to the tree. I always loved going over there and seeing them.” — Hilary H.

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Thawing out for Spring

butterfly-party-ideas1 Spring is almost here and that means outdoor parties in the backyard and at public parks!  Butterfly and flower themed parties are still popular and there are so many clever party favors, banners, and food ideas for a flower and butterfly party.  

Check out this amazing table design for a spring event with colorful flower table centerpieces.  And they look handmade!  What an easy DIY party decoration project.

debi-lilly-kids-parties-flower-600x411Here is another quick and easy butterfly party with store bought bright plates and napkins.  This works great for a summer party as well since the colors are in brighter shades of pink, yellow, orange, and blue.

3164-butterfly-party-supplies-footerAdding some small candy flower favors in buckets, favor bags, or as a table centerpiece are prefect ideas for gifts for the little ones and to help fill up your table space for decorating at the party.  And don’t forget balloons add a visual background to your food table.

flower-power1-1024x863So many easy ideas for adding flowers and butterflies to cupcakes and cookies for finishing details at a spring party. All these ideas are ideal for Easter for a family gathering or at any type of Easter celebration.

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Flower_Party_Cookies_003If you are not a DIY crafter or don’t have the time to plan and get your Easter gathering and spring birthday party done, come visit The Party Fetti Shop for some help with all your party decor.   Check out the Party Favors Section in the shop for lots of flower and butterfly cupcake toppers, favors, and straw favors. 

DTC Flower Cupcake Toppers il_570xN.482714171_h8sl  Online Party Planning is also an affordable service  for busy working moms, offered right here on the blog – visit the Party Planning Blog Page for more details.

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Today I am featured on my good friend, Jenny Tucker’s Blog, 
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Finally, this weeks 
Featured Artists 
are all about getting your 
little one dressed for 
Easter!

Bring on the adorable . . .

How About a DIY Crochet Pattern for a 

Blueberry Muffin Headband and Leg Warmers 

(baby leg warmers-so cute!) 


The Classically Enduring . . .

This stunning dress is perfect for Sunday Church or
 Gathering Easter Eggs

And Perfectly Relaxed Easter Fun . . .

 Brother and Sister are ready to play in the spring sunshine
 in these fun Appliqued Shirts

Be sure to come back tomorrow and read my 
blog post about some listing 
 No No’s for Etsy Sellers
  You need to know this helpful tip that could be preventing traffic in your Etsy shop!

Monday’s Featured Etsy Sellers

A big thank you to everyone who participated in last weekend’s 
Everything Etsy Link Party


A small reminder – please remember to link directly to one item in your shops, rather than linking back to your home page of your shop.  The whole link party concept is to feature one great item with a photo of it, from each Etsy shop. 

This is important because Etsy seller’s must link to one item to be selected and featured on Mondays on my blog.  No worries – there is always next weekend!  Join in again next week!


Now for the featured artists, its all about the little one’s this Monday. . .

  An adorable matching 
Crocheted Infant Owl Hat and Diaper Cover from
How about a sweet
Easter Flower Headband 
for your sweetie from
And what better way to spend Valentine’s day with the kids than with a creative coloring project using these
Heart Crayons
from
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SHORT, SWEET & FUNNY!

This week I am way behind on my research and a large oral presentation on Thursday, so I’m keeping it short and to the point this week! 

THIS WEEK’S THEME & TODAY’S CARD
Theme:  Critters That Make You Smile!  This week will be cards made from the Stampin’ Up set, “Animal Crackers”.   First up is the bunny for a day later in honor of Easter!

Have a great Monday!
Jill