Don’t Throw It Away! Here’s How To Reuse That Basket Stuffing!

Hello, My Gals!

Two posts in one day?? 😱 This probably won’t be a regular occurrence. 😂😅

But since Peter Cottontail is just around the bunny trail corner, I figured I’d put something up on recycling plastic Easter grass. 🌱♻


✝Growing up, I always thought Easter was a beautiful holiday. Not only because of what it represented in my faith, Jesus dying on the cross and coming back to life, but also because of the beautiful imagery and colors. Bunnies, ducklings, chicks, pastel eggs, etc. 🐣💖

I also really liked the look of the strips of soft-colored cellophane that padded the contents of my Easter baskets for years. But of course, it was all for aesthetics, and after all of my Reese’s eggs were devoured, those tiny strips of colorful plastic would be discarded along with the candy wrappers. 🚮

😨I shudder to think of how many lawns you could cover with the amount of that grass sitting in the landfill, from my family alone…

Thankfully there are more environmentally-friendly alternatives to this filling now, like shredded paper that can easily be recycled, biodegradable grass, and even edible grass! Though more often than not, the tried-and-true OG plastic grass is cheaper and easier to come by.

But this doesn’t mean there has to be so much of it choking up the environment! Here are some things you can do to repurpose the stuff, and keep it out of the landfill (at least for a little bit longer if anything).

📦Packing Away Fragile Items🥂

Everyone loves bubble paper. There’s something so satisfying about popping those little plastic pockets of air.🤩😌  And of course they’re quite useful in protecting fragile knick knacks from breaking when packed away.

Open and Closed Cardboard Box
It could also be a pretty good alterative to getting more of those styrofoam peanuts

But consider hanging on to plastic grass to do the same thing! If you have a lot of baskets to fill with it, you can use what would otherwise be thrown away to cushion any ceramic Easter decorations you have until you need them again next year! Or, you can hang on to the stuff for the next time you need to store fragile valuables.

🏞Make A Scene🎭

If your child’s school or your home school curriculum should ever call for a diorama as part of a lesson, that Easter grass could come in handy in setting the stage for a natural habitat scene! 🌳🌲🦔🦌

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Found this on Google Images. Whoever made it did a good job! And they used paper Easter grass, otherwise known as “crinkle”

🖍You could also hang on to it and incorporate it into various crafts, using it as hair, nest material, you name it! Let your child’s imagination run wild (maybe even yours, too)!

🛏Stuff It🧸

For those who like to make DIY toys and stuffies for their little ones, Easter grass could make the perfect filling for certain doll furniture! 🛋

A tiny bean bag chair or a bed, for example, could be stuffed with the grass.

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Doll furniture found on Google. Picture the beanbag stuffed with leftover grass 💭

🚼You could also DIY some sensory baby toys using socks without mates and Easter grass! Your baby will benefit from the crinkly sounds the grass makes inside of the soft socks! Be sure to supervise play in case of any leakage.

🐴Oh Hay!🌾

Most Easter grass you see is green, and therefore would make the perfect pretend grass for toy horses! Yellow Easter grass would make great play hay as well!

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Feed your little ones’ horses some fresh cut Easter grass 😋

And if you have blue, purple, pink, or all of the above grass, it would make some magically tasty unicorn food! 🦄

👀Be sure to supervise play with small children, and find a means of storage for pretend livestock food to avoid messes!

🌱Reduce, Reuse…🌎

Recycle! ♻ If you have a space for craft and gift wrapping supplies, put the grass in a Ziploc bag and save it until you need to stuff your next Easter baskets!


 

These are just a few examples I could come up with, but the possibilities are really endless when it comes to repurposing! What are some other ways you could reuse grass? Let us know in the comments! 💬

Thanks for reading, my gals! 😘😘

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