Want to waste a little less this Easter? Here are some green Easter ideas, and I’m not talking fake grass. When it comes to going-green, Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the go-to gals! Here are their tips and ideas for creating a fabulous Easter without all the waste.
Some bunny will love a green Easter basket
Easter brings thoughts of spring and rebirth, so there’s no reason not to celebrate it with the Earth’s best interest at heart. Since for many families, Easter wouldn’t be the day without the basket, here’s how to transform this traditional hit, into a gift that truly is worth celebrating.
Instead of buying a new plastic or woven basket made in a country far away, this year, how about using your imagination? Choose an item that can hold the goodies, decorate if you like and you’ve got a unique, no-cost container. How fun would it be for your kids to go on the hunt with one of these?
A scarf tied to a hobo stick
A decorated paper bag or shoe box (add a handle if you like)
A fabric bag of any kind
A pot (decorate by drawing on a strip of paper the height of the pot, then fasten with tape)
A boot (Kids rain boots are especially cute. Tuck some fabric inside to keep goodies clean.)
A paint can (again, add fabric inside if you like)
If you’re the traditional type and like the look of grass, instead of buying the plastic stuff, why not try:
strips of fabric
real grass, either wheat grass or grass from your yard
shredded recycled paper
strips of organic nori (seaweed available in paper-like sheets)
green napkin, washcloth or dish towel
What do you think? How will make your Easter baskets a little more green this year?
Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter and co-authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, available at http://www.CelebrateGreen.net