Homemade Easter Baskets

Homemade Easter baskets are great for gift giving or a fun activity you can share with your children. This is a guide about homemade Easter baskets.
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January 10, 2017 Flag

This is a guide about making a formula can easter bunny. Save your formula cans for neat craft projects like this cute Easter bunny.

Bunny Easter basket made from a formula can.

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December 5, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about making a paper Easter treat basket. Using your choice of cardstock and embellishments, you can make up several of these pretty paper baskets for Easter.

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Filled baskets.

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December 7, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about making a plastic coffee can Easter basket. A coffee can makes a perfect last minute Easter Basket for children.

Last Minute Easter Egg Basket for Kids

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March 25, 2011 Flag

I love to recycle and find myself staring at items I use on a constant basis, thinking, "What can I create with this?" Not only does it save space in the land fills, I don't have to empty the garbage as often! One of my most used items is Kleenex and I came up with this idea for my grandson on Easter.
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Approximate Time: 1-2 hours approx.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut off top of Kleenex box and cover with tape. This will make project more substantial and last a longer time.

  2. Use the box for a template and cut out all four sides from felt, allowing a slight overlap on all pieces and cut even to box at bottom. Remember, you want extra at sides and top.

  3. Cover one side at a time with glue. Then, cover with felt pieces. Bring corners together and hand stitch to make seams. Do not glue felt overlaps at top sides yet.

  4. Cut square from cardboard box for base and glue to bottom of box on the outside.

  5. To make the strap, cut a strip from posterboard and two strips of felt to cover, allowing extra on all sides. Glue handle between felt and hand stitch all sides. Poke a hole on each side of box and both ends of handle and use paper fasteners to attach. Lay a piece of tape over fastener prongs on inside.

  6. Glue down top flaps of felt on all four sides.

  7. I used dried split peas for my game, but any dried bean or rice will work.

  8. Cut out square from discarded box that will fit inside basket at bottom. Pour a level amount of beans in and glue down square of cardboard over. This will keep box upright for game.

  9. Cut rabbit face from cardboard box. I used an xacto knife so cardboard would not bend during cutting.

  10. Paint face pink, giving two coats, if needed. I covered mine with a coat of jigsaw puzzle saver so the paint would endure kid's usage. It also gives it a nice shine.
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  11. Cut ears from foam and draw lines with black marker.

  12. Glue or stitch paws, carrot, and feet on. I did both. It's quite easy to stitch through the box.

  13. Glue on cheeks and lay whiskers on top. Glue nose on top of whiskers. Make cheek spots with marker. Glue on eyes and felt flower, if desired.

  14. Glue face inside box.

  15. Handle is movable by using paper fasteners and can be pushed down while playing game.

  16. Cut egg shapes from felt using different colors for each set for each player. I made mine for two players, making 3 eggs for each. I cut numbers from felt and stitched one on each egg so they can keep score.

  17. Stitch eggs closed, leaving small area open. Fill with beans and finish stitching closed.

How to Play

Kids take turns trying to toss the eggs into the bunny basket. Make up your own rules for the scoring system.

Note: You can omit the eggs and just make the basket. Fill with goodies for a great Easter gift!

By Mary from Palm Coast, FL

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April 4, 2009 Flag

This quick treat bag is easy enough for grade schoolers. Use it for your Sunday School Class and talk about the symbolism of the Easter Lily. Or, wouldn't Grandma love this filled with marshmallow peeps and jelly beans from her favorite little Easter bunnies?

Approximate Time: 10 minutes

Supplies:

*I found a big box of white lunch bags at a warehouse store for about $11. They are very handy for all kinds of craft projects, in addition to lunch!

Instructions:

Add name or phrase such as "He is risen!" along bottom of bag with foam letters or a gold pen.

Cut top of lunch bag as shown. Cuts should be about 2 1/2 inches long.

Fill bag with Easter grass and treats as desired.

Carefully gather the top of the bag, just under the cuts, arranging the petals neatly. If some petals seem too wide, just cut down the middle.

Tie bag with dark green ribbon in a bow. A coordinating ribbon may also be added.

Color center of lily in with yellow pen, adding 2 or 3 yellow streaks to each petal.

When marker is dry, curl ends of petals by wrapping around a pencil.

Add stickers such as a butterfly to one petal, if desired.

By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA

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March 24, 2009 Flag

Recycle cans to make these charming little baskets. I used a large vegetable can, soup can, and tuna can. Embellish with ribbon, buttons, stickers, etc. These are great for Easter or May Day!

Easter Cans Baskets

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March 28, 2011 Flag

For a quick, easy, and cheap Easter basket, rinse and clean an empty liter soda bottle, cut a 1 inch "ring" at the top of the body of the bottle (after the spout), and cut in half. Trim the rest of the body of the bottle to the height of the "basket" you'd like.

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April 11, 2011 Flag

These are Easter baskets recycled from a dinner out at Kentucky Fried Chicken and from empty containers of products I use on a daily basis.

Recycled Easter Baskets

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April 8, 2009 Flag

I have four children and Easter baskets can get messy, expensive, and just full of junk, so every year I give them everything they will need (and ask for anyway ) for a fun summer. The basket is always a big sand pail.

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March 31, 2010 Flag

A child would be thrilled to have their own gathering basket or it could be used as a centerpiece after filling with colored eggs and surrounding with Easter grass.

Easter Egg Gathering Basket

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March 24, 2006 Flag

Here's an easy and cheap Easter basket that the kids can make.

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September 27, 2006 Flag

Buy small brown paper bags and paint them with vegetable oil until the paper is translucent. Turn them upside down to drain out any excess oil. Pour tempered chocolate inside the bag and turn and tip the bag until all sides are covered.

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March 22, 2003 Flag

Make your own Easter baskets. Use baskets from around the house or reuse strawberry baskets. You can use fresh grass from outside as basket filler!

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April 2, 2010 Flag

Simple wooden craft with many decor possibilities. For anyone and all ages, but it offers a more masculine Easter basket for a boy. Later, it can be used as a tool box or garden crate to get the most out of your time spent crafting.

Easter basket made from wooden craft sticks.

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April 5, 2009 Flag

Transform a small metal pail into a bunny to hold Easter treats. These are a snap to make and they make cute little Easter gifts.

Easter Bunny Bucket

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April 1, 2009 Flag

Create beautiful holiday theme basket fabric garters to embellish baskets with strips of fabric and elastic. Add them on as embellishments to basket handles or rims. Here I have embellished this little basket's outer edge with a very pretty Easter print fabric in 3-inch wide strips.

garter on basket

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January 20, 2013 Flag

I am looking for directions on how to make an Easter basket like one I received as a child in the 60s. (something similar to the attached photo of a pinkytoast basket) My mother made it out of a bleach bottle and it had a hole cut in the front or back. The "fur" was made from colored plastic attached to the bottle with pipe cleaners. It was fluffed up like a pom-pom. I got a pink bunny and my brother got a yellow duck. I would like to make some for my grandchildren. Any ideas?

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February 7, 20160 found this helpful

I had one as well and have made them too....if you go to Amazon and search "vintage craft bunny faces" it should come up....I plan to make these for Spring craft show....

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February 7, 20160 found this helpful

I had one as well and have made them too....if you go to Amazon and search "vintage craft bunny faces" it should come up....I plan to make these for Spring craft show....

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March 14, 2008 Flag

I have small children and much of the stuff to put in the Easter baskets is candy or are not really suited to little ones. I'd like to include healthy snacks rather than candy. Does anyone have suggestions for a safe and healthy Easter basket?

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March 14, 20080 found this helpful

Being a "Heath Food Hippie" when my kids were young, I wouldn't let them near any candy. Here's some tips for healthy Easter Baskets: Small boxes of Raisins, several Small apples, String Cheese, Frozen yogurt sticks, Movie coupons, Power bars (nutritional bars that taste like a candy bar), graham cracker bears, Homemade cookies & muffins. Natural Licorice. Sesame/Honey bar snacks & of course there's always hard-boiled Easter Eggs! You can also buy candy that's made for diabetics, (without sugar) it's in it's own section at the super market, just ask.

* I'd usually go to Trader Joe's, or a Health Food Store & buy some yummy stuff for them. Health Food Stores have all kinds of "good for you" candy, bars & gum.

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March 19, 20080 found this helpful

Don't forget bubble bath and bath toys too.

Also look for Sundrops at your health food store, they're "healthy" m&m's!

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February 6, 2015 Flag

Has anyone found where you can buy the faces for the old fashioned Clorox bottle bunnies?

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March 2, 2010 Flag

I am looking for ideas for Easter hats for boys and girls and baskets.

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April 27, 2009 Flag

I designed this Easter Basket for my 1 year old granddaughter. I drew a bunny on both sides by hand, with beads for eggs under him. Then I put a pom pom tail on the end. I spelled her name out on the handle, with more egg beads.

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