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5 Eco-Friendly Easter Crafts

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5 Eco-Friendly Easter Crafts

Easter is just around the corner, but there’s still time to get your green craft on with some eco-friendly gifts and decorations! Crafting is a great way to spend some quality time with friends, family, or your kids, and Easter’s such a fun reason to get crafty! Whether you’re decorating eggs or filling an Easter basket, there are lots of ways to add a DIY touch to the holiday. Most of these crafts are kid-friendly, so the little ones can get in on the crafty fun!

1. Natural Egg Dyes

Egg dyeing is an Easter staple, but those store-bought dyes are often full of mystery chemicals. This year, check out some natural egg dyeing techniques instead. The results are beautiful, and you don’t have to worry about your kids handling toxic supplies. Foods like onion skins, turmeric, and beets make natural dyes that color your eggs without harsh chemicals.

>>Next: Painting Wooden Eggs

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by EraPhernalia Vintage

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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1:35AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Really cute!

5:30PM PDT on May 16, 2011

NICE!!

7:47PM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

so pretty!

4:12PM PDT on Apr 23, 2011

Thanks for the idea.

10:12PM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

Saved. I like the shredding of newspapers, old mail, and painting of the wooden eggs.

4:40PM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

We love Easter and wrap old foil egg wrappers around a barestick Easter branch in a pot. Add some recycled card egg shapes lovingly decorated and you have the best Easter tree!

4:36PM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

Good ideas. Very clever and eco-friendly.

Carey Xop, just becasue you had the misfortune of being around unruly brats that year that obviously had no idea how to behave, doesn't mean the whole idea of wooden eggs is a bad one.

1:44PM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

I loved the chicks and definitely gonna make some.

9:54AM PDT on Apr 16, 2011

I will definitely be dyeing our eggs with natural color sources when we have kids! Thanks!

12:39PM PDT on Apr 12, 2011

thx

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