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Eco-Friendly Easter craft and gift ideas

We've got you covered this Easter, with:

  1. Cool but easy Easter crafts with the amazing STABILO Woody solid-paint pencils;
  2. Chocolate-free sustainable Easter gifts including our British Skin Foundation certified skin-kind, drain-safe, no-stain bath bombs!
  3. Tips for managing the influx of Easter gifts, and for recycling what does arrive!

Easy Easter crafts with the amazing STABILO Woody solid-paint pencils

A. Turn a jar from your recycling bin into an adorable Easter vase:

B. Decorate boiled eggs to make them really special (and then eat them - STABILO Woody use all non-toxic ingredients!)

  • Either colour on your (cooked or blown-out) egg IDEALLY WHITE-SHELLED, then use a wet paintbrush to smudge.
  • Or warm the eggshell with a warm hairdryer before or after colouring and use a cloth to smudge.

Decorate boiled eggs with STABILO Woody for EasterUse a hairdryer to 'smudge'

C. Upcycle a carton into an Easter basket

D. Use them like paint for a mixed-media Easter card

Chocolate-free sustainable Easter gifts

Too much chocolate around at Easter? How about some bath bombs, organic face paints, or a PlayMais craft kit, instead? See our collection here.

Tips for managing the influx of Easter gifts

As a special occasion approaches, I try and think about the circle of well-intended people likely to get my daughter a gift, and those I can influence, try to redirect their love to something more sustainable (or less chocolatey!) E.g., by suggesting a gift of cash so she can buy something she's saving for, or sending them a link to a gift both she and I can feel good about.

We can help with the latter - our website's wishlist function lets you create one list per person if you want, to give them a few gifts to choose from, and send them a link. Just click the pink heart on a product in a collection, or the pink "Add to wishlist" button if you're in the product details page.

Tips for recycling the Easter morning packaging

MyWaste.ie is the place to go for the latest recycling advice...relevant to Easter, they recommend:

  • All plastics now go into the home recycling bin - hard and soft - as long as they're clean and dry. About 30%* of the hard plastic will get recycled (unclear about the soft plastic);
  • Aluminium foil / tin foil (including Easter egg foil) is a valuable material and about 60%* will get recycled - ideally scrunched into a ball - the bigger the ball, the more likely it will get recycled;
  • Cardboard and paper are among the most valuable materials and about 80% likely to get recycled - just ensure it's clean, dry, and loose (avoid putting items inside each other - the machines and people at the sorting center need to be able to see what's what!) 

* Source: the Irish EPA, 2020 statistics

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