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DIY Under $10: reusing plastic Easter eggs

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
By: Jessica Garringer - Contributing Writer

Let’s face it. I am a word person, so any time I get to incorporate the English language with a DIY project I am all in. Easter is this weekend and after the baskets have been filled with candy and the eggs have been found, you may be left wondering what to do with all those plastic eggs. Well, why not make a learning game out of them! This week’s DIY won’t cost you a dime to do, but will be fun for your children.

You Will Need:

• Plastic eggs that split into halves

• Sharpie marker

Directions

1. It is time to make learning fun and creative for your children. Take your Sharpie and write words onto each half of the eggs.

2. Use words such as fish, cat, down, book, touch, mark, house, etc.

3. Place the halves in the empty Easter basket and let your children learn about compound words by placing the ends together. Take the end that says cat and combine it with the end that says fish to make catfish.

This is a quick and easy thing to do and it will make learning fun for your children. Try to choose words that could have multiple meanings such as treehouse, outhouse, houseboat or housewife. Make learning fun and have a great use for these leftover Easter items that otherwise may have been discarded.