Easter is a great time to make crafts and enjoy spring festivities. Many Easter crafts can be quite wasteful so why not enjoy the festivities by recycling products and having fun at the same time?

Here are great recycled Easter crafts for ages young and old.

Image credit: petiteplanet.blogspot.ca
Image credit: petiteplanet.blogspot.ca

Recycled Juice Carton Easter Basket

Have you polished off that OJ and are now left with an empty juice carton? Why not turn it into an Easter basket? Make sure the carton has been rinsed out and dried. Remove the spout from the carton and wrap it in colourful paper that is either glued or taped. Use another piece of paper and cut it into a strip and then attach it to the box. If desired, use extra decorations such as flowers or sparkles to make characterize the basket. This is a great option for children and is an opportunity to teach them about re-using items for craft projects.

Taken from http://planetforward.ca/blog/recycled-juice-carton-easter-basket-eco-friendly-craft-for-kids/


A Watering Can Centerpiece

Instead of buying fresh decorations for a weekend celebration, why not use items you already have to make your house more festive? Find an old watering can, preferably tin, and put in a variety of flowers and branches to celebrate the spring season. If you use sage and rosemary, it also adds a festive spring scent to the dinner table.

Inspired by http://www.commonground-do.com/2011/04/vintage-inspiration-friday-32-magazine.html

By Jodimichelle
By Jodimichelle

Egg carton flowers

Egg carton flowers are a great craft for kids and are a lot of fun to make. Cut up an egg carton into individual containers and paint each one any colour you prefer. Glue a pompom into the center to give it some texture. Next, poke a hole in the bottom of the carton piece and feed a green pipe cleaner through the hole. To add an additional flare, fan out the green pipe cleaners to make it look more like leaves.

Taken from http://www.skiptomylou.org/welcoming-spring-with-egg-carton-flowers/

chicksCardboard Tube Chicks

What to do with the dozens of toilet paper rolls you’re left with at the end of the week? Make little chicks of course! Take a toilet paper roll and cut it in half, then paint it yellow on the outside and inside. Take three yellow pipe cleaners and trim it to just over the size of the roll, and glue it in so it goes over the top edge of the roll to make three fuzzy hairs. Attach two orange pipe cleaners on the bottom for feet and two more orange cleaners in the sides for arms. Paint a face and a beak and enjoy your new recycled chick.

Taken from http://craftsbyamanda.com/cardboard-tube-chicks/


Easter Garland

A colourful and easy Easter garland can be created by cutting out paint swatches into egg shapes and attaching them in a chain using string or ribbon. They can then be hung to create a festive and fun Easter decoration that has no cost and re-uses the paint chips.

Taken from http://ittybittygreenie.com.au/blog/820/5-easy-eco-friendly-easter-crafts/

Do you have any favourite Easter crafts? Let us know in the comments below!



Kaeleigh Phillips is Women's Post sustainability coordinator. She specializes in writing about issues relating to the environment, including renewable energy, cycling, and vegan recipes!

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