Have a more natural and eco-friendly Easter this year and use these eco-friendly alternatives to traditional Easter egg options.
Easter is just around the corner and I want to share some ways to have greener Easter eggs. It can be a holiday full of waste but it doesn’t have to.
There are so many options out there for less plastic, less waste, and better ingredients. It can have a huge impact on how green your Easter is overall.
Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs
- Dye your eggs with food. Onions, red cabbage, and other food can be used to make beautiful eggs. Green Oklahoma has great tips for naturally dyeing Easter eggs. It’s amazing how many colors you can make just using food.
- Buy a natural dye kit. There are several great options out there including Earth Paints Natural Egg Dye Kit. Whole Foods and other natural food stores usually have some natural egg dye kits available around Easter.
- Condo Blues shared an interesting tutorial for making washi paper eggs. They are super cute and a very interesting alternative to dyeing.
- Are you vegan or have an egg allergy? EggNots makes dyeable ceramic eggs. They are made in the USA and last forever. They suggest using food coloring but natural dye options would likely work as well, it would be a great way to use Condo Blues’ washi paper egg tutorial.
- You can also get wooden eggs from Amazon which could be painted or decorated with other craft supplies. And these eggs could be used as decoration year after year.
- If you need fillable eggs, Eco Eggs are a good option. They are made from BPA-free, corn-starch based plastic, are food grade, are fully compostable in industrial compost, are durable and reusable for many years, and they are made in the USA. I’ve seen these at Whole Foods each year as well.
Will you be using Easter eggs this year? If so are you going to try any of the options above or do you have other green ideas? Be sure to share in the comments below.