Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe2
7 Egg-Free Easter Crafts (vegan and allergy-friendly)
Whether you have an egg allergy or are avoiding eggs for ethical reasons, you can still get crafty this Easter! Try these egg-free Easter crafts.
Egg allergies are becoming more and more common. One of my nephews is allergic to eggs, and he has to wear cumbersome gloves if he wants to participate in egg dyeing. It really takes some of the fun out of the whole thing.
Of course, egg allergies are only one reason that you might opt to skip egg crafts this Easter. I’m vegan, and now that my son is old enough to taking part in egg dyeing, I don’t want him to dye living eggs. These egg crafts are great alternatives to traditional, egg-based Easter crafts, but they’re still festive!
7 Egg-Free Easter Crafts
1. Papier Mache Eggs – Grab some leftover plastic eggs from last year, and use them as molds to make pretty papier mache eggs. The best part? If you don’t find all of your paper eggs, they won’t turn rancid in the yard.
2. Chalkboard Place Cards – Grab some heavy cardboard from your recycle bin and make these cute little egg-shaped place cards. You could also totally hide these in your yard. When your kids find them, you can give them chalk and let them go to town. Two activities in one!
3. Bunny Candy Holder – Eggs aren’t the only iconic Easter symbols that appeal to kids. Get your bunny crafts on!
4. Embroidery Hoop Eggs – These take longer to embellish than your ususal egg-dyeing session, but the results are so sweet. Quality over quantity, y’all.
5. Dye some Eggnots – My super smart husband ordered these for us, and I can’t wait to dye them this year! If you need ideas on natural egg dye ideas to color your Eggnots, Julie has you covered. They’re a bit pricey at $16 per dozen, but you only have to buy them once.
6. Make a Wreath – Skip the egg thing and have your kids help you with some Easter decor instead. How fun is this recycled wreath?
7. Make Mini Easter Baskets – These mini baskets are so sweet and way too small for an egg. Hide little vegan chocolates or fun little toys for your kids to find instead.