We could toss them into our landfills, or clean, sort, box up and store until next year and hope we don't forget they are there before we buy more, or we could donate them to a local charity that won't be able to use or sell them for a whole year either, or we can use them.
Uses for plastic Easter Eggs:
Tooth boxes for hiding lost teeth under your pillow
Lunch Money or milk money containers
Save and use to hide clues in for your next treasure hunt
Fill with cereal and keep in your purse for the kids
Fill with dried beans and glue shut for hand maracas
Tape to balloons to make noses, eyes, and other odd shapes for paper mache pinatas
Fill with love notes and stick in your child's lunch box
Serve scrambled eggs in them for breakfast and let the kids crack them open onto their plates
Use as cookie cutters
Fill them with homemade Gak and let the kids give them to their friends (but only if you are already hated by all the moms in the neighborhood)
Use to package vegetables in your child's packed lunch
Toss them in the bathtub, they make great bath toys for kids.
And while many of these ideas may still end up with the plastic eggs going in the garbage, as long as it isn't your garbage you don't have to feel the guilt, right? RIGHT?
And if you do feel guilt, Scribbit has a great way to work through such guilt in her Winter Bazaar along with other ideas from great bloggers.