Ways to Use Easter Eggs
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Posted on March 22, 2013

Ways to Use Easter Eggs

Eat ‘em up

Hard-boiled eggs are a quick, healthy snack on their own and doubly delish when made into deviled eggs! Create a power lunch by making egg salad, adding egg slices to a veggie sandwich or crumbling some atop a salad.

Ways to Use Hard-boiled Eggs, Deviled Eggs or Sandwiches

Break ‘em up

Whether from blown or hard-boiled eggs, broken-up shells can be repurposed in multiple ways. Add them to garden soil or the compost pile for a calcium boost. Spread them around the base of garden plants to deter slugs, snails and other crawlers. If you’re feeling creative, use some as colorful mulch for houseplants or as mosaic bits to glue on construction paper in fun patterns.

Fertilizing Plant with Crushed Eggshells

Seed ‘em up

Blown egg shells can be used to grow seedlings. Carefully enlarge the opening originally used to blow out the shell so you have room to spoon in some potting soil. Add one to three seeds, then water and place in a sunny window. If you don’t have egg cups to hold your “seed pots” upright, use an egg carton or make a ring of heavy paper for each of them to sit on.

Alfalfa Sprouts Growing in Colored Eggshells

What are your favorite uses for leftover eggs? Tell us in the comments.

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Make a Cascarón

Cascarones, or confetti eggs, are popular in Mexico. Eggs are hollowed-out, decorated and then broken open at Carnival, Day of the Dead, Easter and other celebrations.

1. Empty the contents of each egg.

2. Clean and decorate the shell.

3. Fill the egg with confetti or a small toy.

4. Cover the open end with glue and tissue paper.

5. Celebrate and break open your cascarones!

Cascarones_Confetti Eggs

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