Easter is so close and we have already received invites for a couple different gatherings that will include an Easter Egg Hunt and want us to bring a dozen pre-filled eggs per child. I love this because Easter Egg Hunts are a lot more fun with a lot of people. What I do not love…the lose candy that falls out of the eggs a long the way and the kiddos picking them up stuffing them back in the egg or worse, eating it anyways. Gross!
Luckily, I have an excellent solution thanks to the Amazing Debra who dropped off my niece to hang this morning. My niece had a bag of plastic Easter Eggs to share at preschool and she just HAD to show us what was inside. Genius!
No seriously, Genius!
No more melted chocolate M&M’s stuck to the inside of a plastic egg. No more Jelly Beans scattered all over the grass to only be discovered later and maybe eaten. No more super gooey, sticky, colored covered hands from simply opening an egg, that sat in the warm sun a little too long, just to see what is inside. No more catching a bug from candy that has been touched by tons of little hands as it has been passed around…you know, the kids who open the eggs and decide they do not like the contents, so they “hide” it again. 😉 My own kiddos have probably been guilty of that!
And I have never seen plastic Easter Eggs from my kiddos with this, yet. So, I am pretty excited to be able to spread the word. “SAVE THE CANDY!”
What You Need:
- Plastic – plastic sandwich bags, saran wrap, whatever you already have on hand
- Yarn or string
Step 1: Gather candy…If you are using any loose candy like Jelly Beans, M&Ms, or anything with a thin tear-away tinfoil wrapper that will leak once the candy starts melting, you will want to use this tip!
Step 2: Use plastic baggies (sandwich, snack, bread, etc) or even plastic wrap and add the candy to the corner. Test your first one in a plastic egg to make sure you are not adding too much candy. After the first one, you will know how many pieces are needed. Debra used about 5 or 6 Jelly Beans, but they were the larger kind.
Step 3: Once you have the right amount tie it with a little yarn or string and cut the plastic. Use the other corner and or create your own “mini bag” by using a flat section and tying up all the corners. (If I confused you, Sorry! Look at the picture…it speaks a thousand words!)
Step 4: Stuff your plastic eggs and Enjoy knowing that you will make another parent very happy!
Do you have any Easter Survival Tips?