If you’re a frequent visitor here, you know that I’m a bit obsessed with repurposing items. I find great, soul-deep satisfaction in finding new uses for items that would otherwise be thrown out or just recycled. Last year I recycled laundry scoops into Christmas decorations and have been searching for a new holiday to inspire a new repurposed laundry scoop craft. I stumbled across one particular laundry scoop that has inspired this laundry scoop craft for Easter and I’m over the moon happy with it.
Before we start, you’ve got to check out the Recycled Laundry Scoop decorations that I made for Christmas last year and that inspired today’s Easter craft.
Why Repurpose Laundry Scoops
- Save the scoop from the landfill.
- Save additional resources from being used to produce a manufactured decoration.
- Save energy resources from being used to produce and transport manufactured decorations.
- Save money on craft supplies.
- Enjoy the creative challenge of repurposing.
- The little scoops are just so stinkin’ cute.
I purposefully purchase powdered laundry detergent and have been for years.
- The packaging is recyclable.
- The packaging is made from a renewable resource.
- I can purchase powdered detergent in larger sized packaging which means fewer trips to the store.
And as an added bonus, powdered laundry detergent comes with these cute little scoops that just beg to be repurposed and upcycled. When I found this pinkish-orange scoop a couple of months ago, I knew I had to use it for an Easter upcycled craft.
Laundry Scoop Crafts for Easter
Pull out your button stash and find two buttons that are the right size to be wheels for your laundry scoop wagon and in a color that coordinates with your scoop color.
Cut the felt into thin strips that will fit into the laundry scoop. You are creating Easter grass for the little laundry scoop wagon so trim it look grass-like.
Find Easter embellishments that will fit in your laundry scoop wagon. You can find decorative buttons and holiday decorations that will work perfectly.
Hot glue your button wheels to the laundry scoop. Fill the scoop with the felt grass and hot glue the Easter embellishments into place.
I’d be embarrassed about how easy this Easter wagon is to make if it wasn’t so doggone adorable. This is a great kids’ craft. You could use craft glue in place of hot glue if the children are too young to use hot glue.
Tell me that you have a stash of laundry scoops. If you don’t, a quick call to family and friends will probably find you several laundry scoops to get started with. Just don’t tell your friends that the scoops are for a laundry scoop craft for Easter or they’ll be crafting with those scoops themselves instead of giving them to you.
More Easter Ideas:
Andrea at Homemade for Elle shares how to make homemade Easter egg dye. What a beautiful, facinating science experiment to do with your children in a natural celebration of Easter and Easter eggs.
What are your favorite Easter traditions? I know that now your favorites will include a laundry scoop craft for Easter decoration.