5 Minute Weebles Using Recycled Easter Eggs

Here’s a super fun and easy project to use up all of those plastic Easter eggs that you may have laying around your house.  Make these 5 minute Weebles with just a few supplies with your kids.  They will love these.

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It seems like every year at Easter we keep accumulating more and more plastic Easter eggs.  I’m always trying to brainstorm what to do with the plastic eggs so they don’t end up in the garbage.  This year I came up with these cute Bunny and Chick Weebles that literally take five minutes to make.  My daughter just thought they were the cutest and couldn’t stop playing with them.  Let’s see just how quick and easy these fun Weebles are.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Play Dough or Salt Dough
  • Sharpie Markers

Step 1:  Gather up all of those plastic Easter eggs.

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Step 2:  Put a little wad of Play Dough in the bottom of the egg.  Close up the egg.  If you are worried about your toddler opening up the Easter egg, you can put a little Super Glue around the edges.

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Step 3:  Draw a little bunny face or chick face on the eggs with Sharpie markers.

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If you find that your Play Dough isn’t sticking to the bottom inside of the egg, just open it open and give the Play Dough a firm push back down into the bottom of the egg.  Also,  if you find that your Play Dough dries up (which we have) just put a new piece into the egg.  If you don’t have any more Play Dough, use a hot glue gun and glue the dried up piece into the bottom.

My daughter absolutely LOVED this project.  She had so much fun playing with these when we had finished making them.  Plus, they’re are so many possibilities of different animals or funny faces that you could make.

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Looking for more recycled egg projects?  Check these fun tutorials out:

 

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Recycled Bird Feeder For Kids

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 I’ve been an art teacher for the past eighteen years now, so I am always creating or making some sort of project in our household.  I love that my kids see me creating different types of art and want to create art as well.  They will often go and grab their art supplies when they see that I have mine out.  Most of the time though, they don’t even wait for me.  They just grab their materials and start creating.  However, we all know that with creating and making wonderful art projects, it often times ends up making a big mess.   Well, over the years, I have gotten the clean up part down pat and what I’ve figured out, is that what you need is something that’s quick and easy that makes clean up a breeze. That’s why I love the convenience of Wet Naps. I pick up a ton of these at Walmart, and when we have an art project, I set the package of Wet Naps out for my kids to use.  They can just grab them and clean up as needed.  This method  is also especially helpful if you have a kid that is a little more concerned when sticky things like glue get on their fingers.

Well, today, I’m sharing with you, one of those projects that has a tendency to be a little messy, but kids absolutely love it.  No need to worry and fuss about the mess when all you need is just a few Wet Naps for clean up and you’re done!   Let’s get started.

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Supplies Needed:

  • (1) Clear 2-liter Plastic Bottle
  • Tissue Paper in a Variety of Colors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Newspaper
  • Small Dowel Rod Cut To About 4 -3/4″  (or a Stick works well)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Bungee Cord or Some Type of Twine

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Step 1:  Remove the label from the 2-liter plastic bottle.  Cut the top part of the bottle off using scissors.

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Step 2:  Cut the front part off of the 2-liter bottle and round the top edges.

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Step 3:  Cut several small pieces of tissue paper to roughly  1″ x 1″.  Apply Mod Podge to the inside of the bottle and put strips of tissue paper onto the wet Mod Podge areas.  Go over the tissue paper with a layer of Mod Podge.  Let it dry.  If you are going to use this in an area that is more exposed to the elements, you may want to use a clear coat of spray paint, but because we plan to put ours under a VERY large Cedar tree, I decided not to seal it.

Step 4:  Cut a hole in the bottom, not far from lip using the scissors and insert the dowel rod. This is a little perch for your birds.  Use hot glue to secure the dowel rod in place. I used a little dab of hot glue on the inside.

Step 5:  Cut two holes at the top of the bottle / bird feeder.  Lace the bungee cord or twine through.  Put some bird seed into the feeder and hang in a branch or a small nail.

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For the entire project, I laid down a few pieces of newspaper.  When clean up time came around, all I did was give my daughter a couple of Wet Naps to clean the Mod Podge off of her fingers and for everything else, I just folded up the newspaper and recycled it. Clean up was honestly that simple.

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 Wet Naps are nice because they’re really soft, and you can use them on your little ones hands and face.  Lily likes these because they’re really soft on the skin.

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Here’s how Lily’s bird feeder turned out!  It’s so awesome and colorful.  She really loves it.  Using Wet Naps makes projects like these hassle free.  Visit Walmart for all your Wet-Nap® needs: 110-Count Hands, Face, & Body Cleansing Wipes, 24-Count Packettes Antibacterial Hand Wipes and 40-Count Canister Antibacterial Hand Wipes…  This is just what you need to make craft time hassle free and fun for everyone.

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Recycled T-Shirt Flowers-No Sew

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We like to consider ourselves to be a green or sustainable family.  We are always looking for ways to “eat local”, like going to the farmer’s market or buy products from companies that we believe are committed to sustainability. That’s why our family loves the entire method line of products. method is a company that leads by example when it comes to sustainability, and design.  Their new soap factory in Chicago, is the first LEED-platinum certified manufacturing facility… a big deal to my husband an architect. Method uses responsible ingredient sourcing and one of my favorites… recyclable packaging. Well, when method decided to release their new 4x concentrated laundry detergent, our family was quick to jump at the chance to try it.

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I’ve found method’s biodegradable and hypoallergenic formula works great in cold water so you use less energy for every load, plus I’ve found washing my girls clothes in cold water, prolongs the life of them and keeps the colors bright… especially their favorite tee-shirts and sweatshirts 🙂 Plus I can use it to pre-stain treat my girls pants with difficult to remove stains like grass.

One thing about method is that they have always had cutting edge packaging designs, and this cool new design is no different. I noticed right away that there is no clumsy handle. The sleek, modern look of the bottle is actually their easy-to-use grip, which takes the place of handles. Why should you care? Because, did you know that handles on the bottles make them not fully recyclable? I love the fact that method goes the extra distance with their designs, showing their commitment to not only their product, but sustainability as well.

Speaking of sustainability, one of the things we really try to do in our home is to recycle or upcycle as many things as we can. Fortunately, both my daughters and I are always creating things, so finding a new use for things comes pretty easily. That’s why once something like an old t-shirt is no longer useable or is worn out, we turn it into a cute and fun spring craft. Well, here’s how an old t-shirt became a cute floral bouquet in our home…

Supplies Needed:

  • Old T-Shirts
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Stick
  • Floral Tape
  • 16″ Gauge Aluminum Wire

Step 1:  Cut a piece of t-shirt roughly around 16″ or so.  Taper this first piece so it starts off around 3/4″ in width and increases to about 1 1/2″.

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Step 2:  Taking the scissors, go back and scallop the edges of the t-shirt like above.

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Step 3:  Cut a piece of aluminum wire according to however long you wish the stem to be.  Hot glue the first two scallop pieces together and squish it onto the wire.  Continue to hot glue the bottom edge of the scalloped fabric.  Keep wrapping around the the t-shirt pieces.

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Step 4: You’re flower will begin to look like the above picture.  Repeat the entire process of cutting the strip of fabric, scalloping the edges and hot gluing.  The only thing you need to do differently is cut the fabric piece straight across for any other piece added to the flower.  You don’t need to taper the fabric because you will want bigger petals on the outside of your flower.

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Fold the petals down and shape or adjust the flower as needed.

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Step 5:  Lastly, wrap floral wire around the base of the flower and down the aluminum wire to give it a finished stem like look.

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These spring flowers are fun & cute and can be used for so many things. Who would have thought that an old, worn out t-shirt could become a cute bouquet, be used as attachments to gifts, or even a table centerpiece? I think this is a fun and creative way to sustainably use an old t-shirt.

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for other ways to increase YOUR sustainable lifestyle, head over to the method website and use the coupon code THREEFORME to receive $3 off your method online order. Also, if you’re looking for a new easy-to-clean item of clothing or accessory you may have seen your favorite celebrity wearing, then head over to the ASOS Hub. It’s where method and ASOS have teamed up to share both of their “passions for trend-forward, effortless, modern style”.

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