Bake and Create
Below are some ideas for alternative Easter gifts, activities and crafts.
Don’t make a meal of your Easter Feast. Check what food is already in your cupboards, write a shopping list and only buy what you need. Planning your portion sizes to reduce then amount of wasted food, and to save you money.
Turning your leftovers into separate meals will save on waste and save you money on your food bill. Love Food Hate Waste has recipes to help you turn your leftovers into fabulous midweek meals
Recycle your food waste.
Make traditional hand-painted Easter eggs:
1. Make a hole at the top and bottom of a large egg
2. Carefully blow out the contents (capture it in a bowl and scramble it for dinner?)
3. Allow the eggshell to dry
4. Gently decorate it with brightly coloured paints or felt-tips
5. Add some googly eyes, decorative gems or whatever you can ‘lay’ your hands on.
Alternatively, you can hard boil the eggs. To save time painting them, add some food colouring to the water. Add the extra decorations when they have cooled down, then eat – or try an egg and spoon race.
Make your own chocolate eggs. To reduce packaging, you can make chocolate eggs at home using a mould.
Create a super easy chocolate slab. Melt chocolate and pour it into a flexible container. Sprinkle on decorations like nuts, choc chips or mini eggs. Once solid, tip it out and enjoy. This is great for using up any leftover chocolate too.
Recycle Devon has plenty of great crafty ideas and bakes for a home made Easter.