Don't throw away your plastic Easter Eggs. Why not upcycle them into musical egg shakers using rice, ribbon and a little hot glue. They are perfect for little hands and plastic easter eggs come in a wide variety of bright and cheerful colors.
Here's what you'll need:
Medium sized ribbon, plastic easter egg that opens horizontally, rice, glue gun (I found mine for under $5 @ Walmart several years ago). Not shown: Scissors.
1. Fill one half of your egg up with rice.
2. Using the glue gun, pipe a light layer of hot glue around the inner edge of the bottom half of the plastic egg.
3. Close tightly. Pipe additional layer of glue around outside egg, where the two halves meet. Place ribbon on top of glue to cover (as shown). Using scissors, snip off end of ribbon.
Ta-da! Musical egg shakers every child will enjoy! Now, shake away.
* This is a craft for Grown-ups and older children, due to the presence of the glue gun. Always use extreme caution when operating a glue gun and keep away from little hands.