Its that time of year again when the supermarkets are full of chocolate and everywhere you look there are fluffy yellow chicks… With that in mind I thought I would share some egg shakers I made almost two years ago. Im not sure what it is with toddlers and eggs? Anything egg shaped has always been an instant hit! Even now at three and a half he loves them.

As soon as Monkey could sit up I put a treasure basket in front of him, which included an egg shaker (not technically in keeping with the theory as it was plastic!) filled with rice. I got a bit carried away and ended up making twelve with six different fillings (I was on maternity leave). Only now, are they really being used for what I intended, which is matching the sounds. If I were to add to the collection, I would encourage him to choose other fillings from around the house.

Easter Egg Sound Match

The ones I made were filled with the following:

  • Toy bell
  • Rice
  • Baby pasta
  • Seed beads
  • Picture hooks
  • Small stones

I specifically chose things that had different weights as well, partly so I could easily match them up – its harder than you think. I sealed each one with a  thin layer of superglue and then added washi tape over the top for good measure and decoration.

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Monkey has requested an Easter Egg Hunt Party with this little friends this year. As part of it I will be hiding some plastic eggs filled with treats for them all to find – hopefully in the garden if the weather holds (fingers crossed!). I have been trying to think of ideas which don’t just revolve around chocolate and sweets. This has reminded me that a pair of egg shakers would be a great addition to any Easter Egg Hunt.

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27 Comments

  1. Lovely idea – I made something similar with plastic bottles but they were really too big. I did pick up one egg shaker on our travels too and she still loves that at three and a half. #bloggerclubuk

  2. I can’t believe that the eggs are already in the supermarket! But I love this idea, think youngest would love this as a rainy day activity.

  3. Hot Pink Wellingtons Reply

    Love this idea! Great use of washi tape too 🙂 #bloggerclubuk

  4. Lucy @bottlefor2 Reply

    great little idea. You make me feel guilty for not doing amazing crafty things like this with my little one…. I really need to get myself a blue peter kit for the house. I’m sure I’d end up super gluing my fingers to the eggs! #bloggerclubuk

  5. Coombe Mill Reply

    what a lovely idea and great for an Easter Egg hunt. #bloggersclubuk

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  6. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed Reply

    Love this idea, have a wonderful time with your Easter egg hunt x

  7. I love this idea! My eldest daughter loves eggs like this too, she would go crazy to have an egg box like that. Can I please ask where you got the empty eggs from? I think I will have a go at doing this for her. x

  8. Kate Tunstall, Refined Prose Reply

    Great idea, my little Pixie lives anything like this. I think I’m inspired to have a go! #BloggersClubUK

  9. randommusings29 Reply

    What a great idea 🙂 I used to love shakers when I was little, good to know today’s kids still love them! The treasure hunt sounds fun too. Thanks for hosting #BloggerClubUK
    Debbie

  10. This is a great idea and something I’d love to try with my toddler, although my baby is currently into putting everything straight into his mouth at the moment so may have to wait for his nap time to do it ? #BloggersClubUK

  11. I love this idea, this is definitely something my toddler would love! After lots of Christmas crafts I’ve been a little stuck on what to do at Easter so this will be perfect! #BloggersClubUK x

  12. Sara Handy Herbs Reply

    This is a really lovely idea – you are full of them! Thanks for sharing and hosting #BloggerClubUK

  13. reimerandruby Reply

    What a fab idea! For sure the kids will have loads of fun searching for them…. My first time linking up, here’s me saying Thanks for hosting! #BloggerClubUK

  14. The Anxious Dragon Reply

    A great idea for an easter game that doesnt require chocolate eating. #BloggerClubUK

  15. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot) Reply

    How creative! I’m going to try this with my daughter this spring. We always have so many plastic eggs left over from Easter egg hunts. This is a great way to use them! #BloggerClubUK

  16. I have never heard of these. They are brilliant. I must try it with my youngest. He’ll be 17 months old on Monday.
    Here in Germany the Easter egg hunts are for real eggs, hard boiled and painted or dyed. My kids don’t like eggs at all so we usually go for foil-wrapped mini chocolate eggs so that even if we hide plenty the actual amount on chocolate is not that huge. I also his little Easter colouring books for them one year and a German Easter bunny classic storybook another year.
    Have fun arranging your egg hunt.
    #bloggerclubuk

  17. Angela Milnes Reply

    Ooh this is a really great idea and I can imagine making these on a low budget. I saw these eggs online at The Works and thought..but what would i do with them! Now I have a fab idea. #Bloggerclubuk

  18. What a great idea! I’ve still got some plastic eggs in the making box, so I’m going to give this a go!
    Laura xx
    #BloggerClubUK

  19. I absolutely love this idea! I will definitely be using it this year, with a 1 and three year old they are perfect and a sensory craving 5 year old will get hours of fun out of them! #bloggerclubUK xx

  20. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    It’s a great idea to have something that’s not sweet or chocolate related as Easter is often consumed with that! It’s fun to have games & scavenger hunts with the kiddies. #BloggerClubUK

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