Plastic Easter eggs have become a popular symbol of the Easter holiday in many parts of the world. Using eggs in spring as a symbol of new life and rebirth has been a tradition for centuries. In early Christianity, eggs were painted red to symbolize the blood of Jesus Christ. As Christianity spread across Europe, different cultures began to adopt their own unique traditions around Easter eggs.
In the early 1800s, Germans began making decorative eggs from paper pulp, filled with small gifts and sweets. These eggs are called "Ostereier" or "Easter eggs". As these eggs have grown in popularity, new materials have been used to make them, including plastic.
The first plastic Easter eggs were produced in the United States in the 1940s. Plastic eggs are easy to mass-produce and come in a variety of colors and sizes. They're also inexpensive, making them a popular choice for Easter egg hunts and other Easter-themed activities.
Over time, plastic Easter eggs have become a staple of the Easter holiday in many parts of the world. They are used for Easter egg hunts, Easter basket fillers, and as decorations for Easter-themed parties and events.