Usher in spring this Easter celebrating Mother Nature by going green. Make your seasonal celebrations sustainable and eco-friendly as green is the colour of life and renewal, perfect for spreading spring’s positive message.
DIY Easter Egg Dye
Many Easter egg dying kits contain harsh chemicals you may not want you or your kids to ingest. If you’re planning on decorating eggs for the holiday, think about creating your own do-it-yourself Easter egg dye using natural products. For pinks, use beets or cranberries. For blue, try blueberries. Red onion skins can be used to make red. Yellow onion skins make yellow. Grape juice works for lilacs and lavenders. Spinach makes green and coffee makes brown. Boil any of these ingredients with a teaspoon of vinegar for 15 minutes to make your own coloured dye.
Instead of using plastic baskets that you can dispose of every year, invest in wooden or other sustainable material baskets that you can reuse and recycle after each celebration.
For your egg dying tradition, purchase eggs that are local and organic to be easier on the environment. Visit a farm or farmers market to hand pick your eggs and ensure you’re buying organic.
Rather than use plastic basket filling that’s harmful to the environment, try using recycled paper for colourful filling or use real grass clippings from your garden to decorate your Easter baskets and give a little cushioning for eggs and treats.
Get Your Garden Growing
What better time to get your garden growing than spring. Create the new tradition of planting new vegetables, greenery or even trees in your yard and garden to give back to Mother Nature and teach your kids the lesson that every little bit helps.