Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to start some planning (I should say it’s the last minute to do so). If you are celebrating Easter, think about how to green your Easter celebrations this year.
Green Easter Guide: Things We Do At Our Place
- Number one: we limit the quantity of chocolate Easter eggs (at least at home)! Kids really want the Easter egg hunt, however by Easter they have eaten too many at school and kinder. So we hide about 3-4 small ones per child. And we rarely buy any chocolate eggs as they keep coming from school, friends and neighbours. When buying chocolate Easter eggs, it’s best to find the smallest eggs, ideally hollow ones that have least chocolate in them. Organic and fair-trade Easter eggs are now available. Skip huge Easter bunnies and eggs with lots of packaging.
- At school and kinder our kids make Easter egg baskets form paper or recycled plastic tubs filled with shredded paper. Refuse bought plastic basket with fake plastic grass.
- We boil and decorate real eggs. Now that our chickens are laying we have our own fresh eggs. Usually I boil them with the onion skin for lovely and natural colour:
- We bake the hot cross buns, make Easter cookies and generally all food for the celebration is homemade.
- Easter decoration is arriving on a daily basis form kinder in form of different paintings and paper craft – so I don’t have to worry about that task 🙂
- Decorated blown eggs: we have a set made 5 years ago and still using it. Simply, make two holes with a wooden skewer and blow the egg out using a straw. Then rinse, dry and decorate. You can hang them on some branches (see below), arrange them in a bowl or use them as a simple table decoration.
Here are just some of ideas for green Easter.
Would you like to share your tips for eco friendly Easter? Please do so in the comments below.