Our family LOVES to get creative for Easter and make “Egg People”. A tradition that started in 2009 and continues to be a creative outlet for both adults and kids! By using a variety of egg substitutes, Egg People are cruelty-free.
There are plenty of cruelty-free options for egg substitutes: plastic, paper mache, ceramic, wooden, or even river rocks. The ceramic eggs (eggnots) dye nicely and will give the same texture/feel as a real egg. These egg alternatives are also perfect if the Little has an egg allergy. Several egg alternative products can be re-used several times.
Raising Vegan Tip- Most glues are made with animal products, such as gelatin. The good news is that Hot Glue Sticks are VEGAN because they are made from thermoplastics.
Start by finding anything and everything that can be hot-glued to your cruelty-free egg. Dye or paint your egg substitute and let the creativity begin! There are an array of natural egg dying kits on the market, which work really well. Another option is to make your own dyes from veggies. Use turmeric for yellow eggs, red cabbage for blue, beets for pink, and so on. The timing and amount of dying will determine the intensity of color, so the possibilities are endless!
Here are some products to kick-start the fun! Each picture is an affiliate link.