Eggs have been a hot topic of conversation lately. Even though there’s nothing like a good fresh egg, with shortage issues contributing to rising prices, you may want to consider alternatives for Easter. Substitutes are available for baking and cooking with eggs, but what about Easter egg ideas for the holiday’s other traditions?
Dyed eggs and Easter egg hunts are treasured staples for many families, but they’ll likely be harder on the budget this year. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for great substitutes. Food Town is here to help keep your baskets and traditions on track. Keep reading for great alternative Easter egg ideas!
Let Your Creativity Shine with Plastic Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Plastic Easter eggs come in all sorts of great colors, so they don’t necessarily need decorating. However, if you feel like adding a little oomph, countless plastic Easter egg decorating ideas are out there. The great thing about plastic eggs is that you can fill them with any treat you wish, then reuse them year after year! Here are a few of our favorite ideas.
Dyed Plastic Easter Eggs
You’ll need: food coloring, 4 cups rice, 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons white vinegar, zip sandwich bags, and plastic eggs. (If you can find white eggs, they work best.)
Chalk-Painted Plastic Eggs
You’ll need: different colors of chalk paint (get small bottles), clear protective coating, and acrylic paint.
Yarn-Wrapped Plastic Eggs
You’ll need: your choice of yarn, plastic eggs, Tacky Glue, tape, and craft sticks, or small paintbrush.
This is just the beginning of things when it comes to plastic Easter egg decorating ideas. Stickers, markers, puffballs and paints can all make for wonderful decorative eggs. At the same time, they’re suitable for the kids.
Take Your Easter Egg Craft Ideas to the Next Level with Papier-Mâché
Papier-mâché is a great route if you have a bit of time, are OK with a little mess, and are ready to have a ton of fun. The end result is something you can decorate in so many ways — and keep for years to come.
You’ll need: balloons, tissue paper or newspaper, flour, water, paint, and decorative items.
Get Your Animal Friends in on the Fun with Birdseed Eggs
Everybody deserves a treat on big holidays, neighbor! Although these birdseed eggs aren’t for human consumption, the kids will love making them and will feel good knowing they’re helping nature by providing something nice for their feathered friends. Visit Food Town for the ingredients you need, including birdseed.
You’ll need: birdseed, 3 – 4 dozen plastic eggs, plain gelatin mix, and cooking spray.
Celebrate the Holiday with Other Alternative Takes on Easter Eggs
There are all sorts of Easter eggs out there, each type adding its own something special to the holiday. Here are a few more outside-the-box (or basket?) options to consider.
Take Your Creativity to the Kitchen with Sweet Easter Egg Treats
If you want to replace traditional Easter eggs or plastic eggs with treats you cook or bake yourself, there are all sorts of yummy options out there. Here, your Food Town has pulled together some great recipes to try. Easy directions and fun shapes make these activities ideal for the whole family.
Easter Dyed Marshmallows
These are an eye-pleasing and appetizing alternative to eggs! You’ll need: jumbo marshmallows, food coloring and water. Visit Food Town’s baking department for marshmallows.
Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats™: Your favorite Rice Krispies treats made into colorful Easter eggs? Yes, please! Click here for your Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats™ recipe.
Popcorn Easter Eggs: Made of popcorn colored and shaped to look like an egg, these are a perfect snack for the kids. Switch up the colors and toppings to make each one unique! Find your Popcorn Easter Eggs recipe here.
Easter Egg Cookies: Use a sugar cookie mix to make these fun treats. Then decorate them with a variety of icing colors and toppings! Click here for your Easter Egg Cookies recipe.
Oreo Easter Truffles: Egg-shaped treats made with your favorite chocolate wafer cookie. These treats are sure to go fast. Follow this link to our Oreo Easter Truffles recipe.
Bunny Cookie Balls: These cute treats are a different take on cake pops. They call for cookie balls made with chocolate sandwich cookies. Find the Bunny Cookie Balls recipe here.
There are many ways to celebrate the Easter holiday, and your Food Town has everything you need to make something great. Stop by your neighborhood store for fresh eggs, plastic and confetti eggs, candy, and baking supplies for all your fun holiday plans. Don’t forget to check out our Spring into Easter Pinterest board for other great craft, activity, and snack inspiration! We can’t wait to see you, neighbor!
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