Pre-made Easter baskets can be expensive and are often filled with things your child doesn’t particularly like. Consider creating our own Easter basket, even if you’re not very crafty. It’s actually not hard at all. Here are some tips to get you started with a basic Easter basket.
Choosing an Easter basket
Be creative when choosing a basket. There are endless varieties available at your local craft stores, ready to be filled with goodies. Look for ones in your child’s favorite color. I re-use our baskets for several years in a row to cut down on waste and clutter.
What can I use instead of Easter baskets?
Think outside of the box when choosing a container because it doesn’t have to be a basket at all. Consider buying a small pail and stenciling their name on it. Almost any container can be made into a one of a kind basket and be personalized to suit your child.
What to put in Easter baskets
Filling the basket is the fun part! Popular items that can be used to fill baskets are small toys, candy, and stuffed animals. Always buy Valentine-themed candy, not everyday candy because it looks more festive! If you have a Dollar Tree, or equivalent near you make that your first stop.
I like to put a small stuffed animal, Easter candy, a book and a toy in the baskets I make for the kids.
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Decorating Easter Eggs
Having eggs in the Easter basket is a must. Use the following tips to create unique Easter eggs.
- Stickers – Stickers can be a fun and easy way to spruce up a dyed egg. Let your child choose his or her favorite stickers and apply them to the eggs before you put the eggs into the basket. Try to buy the stickers without him knowing. This way he will feel that the eggs are truly from the Easter Bunny.
- Glitter – Glitter can make an ordinary egg extraordinary. Little girls will especially love to find Easter eggs that resemble jewels in their baskets on Easter morning.
- Easter Eggs Kits – There are very fun and creative kits that can change a hard-boiled egg into a masterpiece. Visit a craft store and choose a kit that you think will leave your child in awe. He will love knowing that the Easter Bunny created unique eggs just for him.
- Plastic Eggs – This can be a fun alternative for those who may not have the time to create eggs. There are many options available to you when it comes to buying plastic eggs. Personalizing these eggs may be a bit difficult. Choose to make the eggs unique through the content that you fill the eggs with. Little girls will love miniature nail polish as a surprise in an egg. Little boys, on the other hand, will prefer tiny trucks and cars in their Easter baskets.
Take a peek at some past Easter goodies and treats I picked up for my family. I think I may have gone a little overboard. lol