I’m on a big “Let’s simplify our entire lives!” kick and it’s kind of taking over my brain. Less, less and less. When I was thinking about what I wanted to get the kids for Easter I knew I wanted it to be easy and simple. They don’t need a whole bunch of new stuff and they really like just the whole fun surprise part of waking up to a little treat.
We go through eggs like nobody’s business, so I set aside 4 of our leftover egg cartons and then used some paint I had on hand to paint the tops of each carton.
This paint dries super fast so it was very easy to cover the tops in no time at all with just a few coats of paint.
Every year I keep a small box of empty plastic eggs because every Easter we have to send in stuffed eggs for school. I always keep the really obscure eggs too the kids get from their Easter egg hunts…animal shaped, sports themed, girly ones and this year the camouflage ones I kept from last year are beyond perfect for the boys. So I already had some extra random plastic eggs leftover to use. I also already had some Easter grass. I’m really weird about certain things, but the Easter after Mom died one of her friends gave the kids all these amazing Easter baskets with the prettiest paper grass and since then, I have reused the grass and plan to continue to do so. So yes, I’ll toss Amon’s crib which all 4 of our kids slept in without even thinking, but I plan to keep and reuse a small bag of paper Easter grass for years to come.
I went to Target and picked up a few items to fill their cartons with: one bag of pretzel M&Ms, 1 bag of sour patch kids, a small transformer trinket & a $1 bin measuring tape for Hudson & Solomon, a lip gloss & earrings for Harper, one $1 bag of carrot chocolates and a fun chocolate egg for each of them. I put some of the M&Ms, Sour Patch Kids and chocolate carrots in the leftover plastic eggs for each kiddo and filled their cartons with their treats.
And just like that, I’m ready for Easter. Easy, simple and fun. And they are going to totally love these!